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Ep. 148 - Rosy Khalife - Surprise Ride (Shark Tank)

Ep. 148 - Rosy Khalife - Surprise Ride (Shark Tank)

March 1, 2021

Nick and Rosy creating Surprise Ride, and great influence their parents were in their personal and professional maturation. Rosy explained how "present" you need to be during the Shark Tank audition process. Working with the producers and ensuring you are ready to go on air date.

Ep. 147 - Jennifer Normant (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 147 - Jennifer Normant (Hell’s Kitchen)

February 26, 2021

Nick speaks to Jennifer about the epic blindside that happened during Season 9. Her thoughts on her competitors, Chef Ramsey and her experience on Hell's Kitchen.

Ep. 146 - Melissa Lay - SandiLake Clothing (Shark Tank)

Ep. 146 - Melissa Lay - SandiLake Clothing (Shark Tank)

February 26, 2021

Nick and Melissa discuss many aspects of an entrepreneurs journey, building a business , dealing with copy cats (listen to her flag t-shirt in Target), and eventually selling her business. Great insight and business lessons.

Ep. 145 - Caryn Grodel - Palau (Survivor)

Ep. 145 - Caryn Grodel - Palau (Survivor)

February 22, 2021

Nick and Caryn discuss what it takes to survive on Survivor. She was so proud to show her three kids that she can compete and succeed on Survivor. She discusses her struggles and her best moments. Listen to to her favorite and least favorite challenges. She finished in 5th place out of twenty castaways.

Ep. 144 - Tammy Rant - Tush Baby (Shark Tank)

Ep. 144 - Tammy Rant - Tush Baby (Shark Tank)

February 22, 2021

Nick and Tammy talk about how it was for her to go through the grueling Shark Tank audition process while being pregnant, ill and doing it by herself (with some family help). They discuss the epic pitch to Lori while Kevin and Daymond who already made an offer get pushed to the side. Finally, she tells us about her airing night and how the business has evolved since Shark Tank

Ep. 143 - Janet Wu - Silkroll (Shark Tank)

Ep. 143 - Janet Wu - Silkroll (Shark Tank)

February 19, 2021

Nick and Janet discuss the clothing industry, and how she built the idea as a way to swap/trade clothing from your barely used clothing while leveraging technology. Janet also talks about her journey to the Tank.

Ep. 142 - Maneesh Sethi - Pavlok (Shark Tank)

Ep. 142 - Maneesh Sethi - Pavlok (Shark Tank)

February 19, 2021

Nick and Maneesh speak about building the business, overcoming doubt about product effectiveness and how he handled himself inside the very active Shark Tank. He also explains why he didn't want a deal with Kevin O'Leary. Lessons about building a company from entrepreneurial ideas and not winning every time but learning.

Ep. 141 - Bowie Hogg (The Apprentice)

Ep. 141 - Bowie Hogg (The Apprentice)

February 15, 2021

Nick talks to Bowie about being part of a brand new show and having to figure it out without seasons previous to help guide. Bowie talks about what happened in the boardroom and the condo.

Ep. 140 - Desiree Vargas Wrigley - Pearachute (Shark Tank)

Ep. 140 - Desiree Vargas Wrigley - Pearachute (Shark Tank)

February 15, 2021

Nick and Desiree talk about things they have in common like Yale University. She went to Yale, Nick was born at Yale-New Haven Hospital. They discussed her passion for recognizing problems and building businesses that solve them. 

Ep 139 - Erik Reichenback (Survivor)

Ep 139 - Erik Reichenback (Survivor)

February 12, 2021

Nick and Erik talk about his Survivor participation: being very young, (21yrs old) from a small town in MI and never been on a plane. He participated in 2 Survivor seasons and had much different experiences on each. Find out if he would return for a 3rd time!

Ep. 138 - Julie Goldman - The Original Runner Company (Shark Tank)

Ep. 138 - Julie Goldman - The Original Runner Company (Shark Tank)

February 12, 2021

Nick and Julie discuss how and why she started the Original Runner Company, the challenges of handling hockey-stick business growth and eventually the bittersweet process of closing & selling the business. Kim K, Neil Diamond were only a couple of the high profile celebrity weddings who used the Original Runner Company's products and services. Plus, some behind the scenes moments in the Tank.

Ep. 137 - Jenny Goldfarb - Unreal Deli (Shark Tank)

Ep. 137 - Jenny Goldfarb - Unreal Deli (Shark Tank)

February 8, 2021

Nick and Carolann discuss how she wasn't exactly expecting what actually took place in the kitchen. Her thoughts on the competition, chef Ramsey and he competitors. Listen to what she's doing today.

Ep. 136 - Tom Burden - Grypmat (Shark Tank)

Ep. 136 - Tom Burden - Grypmat (Shark Tank)

February 8, 2021

Nick and Tom discuss the creation of Grypmat, and why it was important that "he chase his rattlesnake". What inspired him to audition for Shark Tank, Molly his 90 year old friend. Listen to how things turned out for Tom in the Tank.

Ep. 135 - Carolann Valentino (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 135 - Carolann Valentino (Hell’s Kitchen)

February 5, 2021

Nick and Carolann discuss how she wasn't exactly expecting what actually took place in the kitchen. Her thoughts on the competition, chef Ramsey and he competitors. Listen to what she's doing today.

Ep. 134 - Byron Young - CordaRoys (Shark Tank)

Ep. 134 - Byron Young - CordaRoys (Shark Tank)

February 5, 2021

Nick and Byron talk about his true entrepreneurial spirit, and how hit the jackpot with CordaRoys. He tells about his journey from learning to sew and selling them locally, then building his business. Of course he tells takes us through his experiences in the Tank and beyond. Listen to what happened with his business today!

Ep. 133 - Heidi Bressler (The Apprentice)

Ep. 133 - Heidi Bressler (The Apprentice)

February 1, 2021

Nick and Heidi chat about why she audition for this new show, and what it was like pioneering The Apprentice in Season 1. She gives her feedback as only the out spoken Heidi can — about the show, about the other contestants, and about Mr. Trump!

Ep. 132 - Tony Devine - The Original Profender (Shark Tank)

Ep. 132 - Tony Devine - The Original Profender (Shark Tank)

February 1, 2021

Nick and Tony talk about how he created his product, what he would do if he could do it over again.

Ep. 131 - Kim Preis - Samson Martin (Shark Tank)

Ep. 131 - Kim Preis - Samson Martin (Shark Tank)

January 29, 2021

Nick talks to Kim about her drive to own her own business and release the entrepreneurial spirit. Watching TV with her dad he said "you should get your business on there" and she did! Listen to her experiences in the Tank particularly with Mr. Wonderful and what happened to her business.

Ep. 130 - Kevin Shoemaker & Skylar Bennett - Tough Apparel (Shark Tank)

Ep. 130 - Kevin Shoemaker & Skylar Bennett - Tough Apparel (Shark Tank)

January 29, 2021

Nick speaks to the co-founders of Tough Tie (Tough Apparel) Kevin and Skylar about building their business, the journey to the Tank and how much fun it was for them to participate in the Tank and post Tank. Additionally, listen to how the company has evolved and how Covid has impacted their manufacturing and distribution.

Ep. 129 - Alex Bayer - Genius Juice (Shark Tank)

Ep. 129 - Alex Bayer - Genius Juice (Shark Tank)

January 29, 2021

Nick and Alex discuss how he started Genius Juice, his amazing journey to even get on Shark Tank, and the exciting experience while in the Tank. Find out how his Shark Tank effect played out and what's going on with Genius Juice.

Ep. 128 - Brian Merel (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 128 - Brian Merel (Hell’s Kitchen)

January 25, 2021

Nick and Brian talk about everything: fishing, how he got on Hells Kitchen, his no-filter personality, his sobriety, his thoughts on Gordon Ramsey, and of course his experiences in the Kitchen. Lots of laughs!

Ep. 127 - Howie  Busch - DudeRobe (Shark Tank)

Ep. 127 - Howie Busch - DudeRobe (Shark Tank)

January 25, 2021

Nick and Howie discuss the many interesting stories that have made up his entrepreneurial roadmap. Howie has a lot of lessons and great advice for new business owners and prospective entrepreneurs heading to the Tank.

Ep. 126 - Dwight Littlejohn - Total Tie (Shark Tank)

Ep. 126 - Dwight Littlejohn - Total Tie (Shark Tank)

January 25, 2021

Nick and Dwight talk about how he was able to develop a product and a business while working full-time for the federal government. Find out how his job revealed the need for his product. Lots of business lessons to be learned in this episode,  particularly how to create a product and continue to build a brand.

Ep. 125 - Chuck Handy - Chuck Handy Design (Shark Tank)

Ep. 125 - Chuck Handy - Chuck Handy Design (Shark Tank)

January 22, 2021

Nick talks to Chuck about why the Handy family reached out to Marcus and The Profit. He explains the behind the scenes interactions with Marcus and what impacted Marcus has on their business.

Fun Fact: Chuck also appeared on VH1 Dating Naked. Listen to how things are going with Swim today.

Ep. 124 - Lee Dahlberg - Rock Bands (Shark Tank)

Ep. 124 - Lee Dahlberg - Rock Bands (Shark Tank)

January 22, 2021

Nick discusses with Lee how he created RockBands, the unique parts to his line of products. He's an entrepreneur but an artist as well and really wanted each piece to be unique. Hear how celebrities wore his jewelry, and Robin Leach, Tommy Lee, and Pamela Anderson became both friends and customers.

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