Ten Successful Shark Tank Alumni Share Lessons Learned

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While most entrepreneurs will never end up on the reality show Shark Tank, there are interesting lessons to be learned from those who have. From intellectual property protection to accepting feedback to envisioning your outcome to maintaining confidence to believing your gut, this piece on Medium shares important takeaways from ten women who pitched to the “sharks”.

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Minority Women Entrepreneurs Are Thriving Despite Funding Challenges

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Image credit: Sebastien Thibault

This April 9, 2019 article in Entrepreneur discusses the explosive growth of female minority owned businesses but also highlights how funding options are less available to these founders.  The piece also shares examples of how these women are using pitch competitions as alternative funding sources.