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Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Rank #29 in Investing category

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I’m smart at getting to where I want to go, and I can teach you how to do it! I had 22 jobs before starting my real estate company with a $1000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business. Today I’m a ’Shark’ on ABC’s hit show "Shark Tank." It didn’t take a fancy degree to get here but took street smarts and a lot of courage. Life is too short to waste your time practicing someone else’s fancy theory on success. I give you the straight talk and the confidence to get there. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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I’m smart at getting to where I want to go, and I can teach you how to do it! I had 22 jobs before starting my real estate company with a $1000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business. Today I’m a ’Shark’ on ABC’s hit show "Shark Tank." It didn’t take a fancy degree to get here but took street smarts and a lot of courage. Life is too short to waste your time practicing someone else’s fancy theory on success. I give you the straight talk and the confidence to get there. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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527 Ratings
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We love you Barb!

By happyjunki3 - Jan 08 2019
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One of my favorite podcasts ever.

great podcast

By Your Brandtastic Podcast - Dec 29 2018
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I love this podcast. Keep it up

iTunes Ratings

527 Ratings
Average Ratings
491
18
6
1
11

We love you Barb!

By happyjunki3 - Jan 08 2019
Read more

One of my favorite podcasts ever.

great podcast

By Your Brandtastic Podcast - Dec 29 2018
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I love this podcast. Keep it up

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Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Rank #29 in Investing category

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I’m smart at getting to where I want to go, and I can teach you how to do it! I had 22 jobs before starting my real estate company with a $1000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business. Today I’m a ’Shark’ on ABC’s hit show "Shark Tank." It didn’t take a fancy degree to get here but took street smarts and a lot of courage. Life is too short to waste your time practicing someone else’s fancy theory on success. I give you the straight talk and the confidence to get there. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Rank #1: 35: Don’t Make Your Landlord Rich

Dec 31 2018
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If you’re starting a new business, you need to keep costs low – so renting is the way to go, right? I say no! I’ll tell you why you should scrape together the cash to buy your business headquarters from the get-go.  Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about how to get the press to pay attention to your little mom and pop shop and what to do about a toxic work environment. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

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Rank #2: 6: Getting The Raise You Deserve

Jun 12 2018
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So, you’re hitting all your goals at work and doing more than what’s expected – getting a raise should be a no-brainer, right? Nope! Here’s what you actually need to do – complete with step-by-step directions – to get more money. Plus, Barbara answers your questions about coming of age in the shark-infested waters of the NYC real estate market and whether left-brainers can build successful businesses. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

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Rank #3: 7: Stand Up To Be Heard!

Jun 19 2018
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You might think someone like me was born ready-made to address the masses. Well you're wrong! It took a lot of focus and some clever problem-solving to get myself comfortable on the podium. Listen in and learn why public speaking is one of the most important parts of building your business. Plus more of your smart business questions answered – including what to do if you’re a timid cold-caller. You might not like the answer. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

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Rank #4: 17: Don’t Quit Your Day Job – How 2 Cousins Built An Empire As A Side Gig

Aug 28 2018
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You think you’ll have to dive in hook, line and sinker to start your new business? Nope! Many of my most successful entrepreneurs were just moonlighting until their business was humming enough to quit their jobs. Here’s how Cousins Maine Lobster Founders Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis did it. They have an incredible story and a lot of great insights to share with us – and volunteered to be guinea pigs for my first interview episode. Listen in!  Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Also, let me know who you want me to interview next! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Rank #5: 18: Firing For Success

Sep 04 2018
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Everybody enjoys making a good hire, but no one enjoys firing someone. I’ll tell you how to do it in a way that benefits both parties and leaves your old employee smiling as they walk out the door. Plus I answer your voicemail messages and address issues like how to handle your inept supervisor, the steps creative thinkers should take when starting a business plan and how to get up and going with your new business. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Rank #6: 19: Naysay No More

Sep 11 2018
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So you think a fancy psychiatrist is the best solution to a crippling bout of self-doubt? Nonsense! Pull up a chair and let Dr. Corcoran talk some sense into you. Plus I answer your voicemail messages about how to get un-stuck and what’s the absolute best investment a millennial can make. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Rank #7: 34: How Not To Spoil Your Kids

Dec 24 2018
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I was one of 10 kids growing up in a two-bedroom apartment. Now that I’ve had some success, you probably think I’m raising my kids in the lap of luxury. Not so – in fact, learning to overcome struggle is one of the most important lessons any kid can get. Listen in and I’ll tell you on how I tried to raise productive, compassionate kids. And I think it’s working!  Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about whether your bad credit will doom your business, and how to find motivation in a company that’s lacking drive.  Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

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Rank #8: 8: Secrets Of A Happy Team

Jun 26 2018
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So you think your big book of business will guarantee a spot on my team? Maybe – but you better not be a whiner. The best teams are full of happy people – and a boss who goes out of their way to recognize them. Plus, how insults in the workplace can be inspiring, and why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect time to launch your own business. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

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Rank #9: 5: Why The Little Guy Always Beats The Big Guy

Jun 05 2018
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What do you do when you're facing a competitor with unlimited resources? Or a marketplace that's saturated with similar products? Barbara tells you how to use the one advantage you have. Plus, she answers listener questions about surviving failures, whether building a business is difficult and the best questions to ask job applicants. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

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Rank #10: 20: From Intern To Rock Star

Sep 18 2018
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If you think the secret to being a good intern is to smile, nod your head and be the perfect student, well, you’re wrong. Listen in and I’ll school you on the best way to show your summer boss you’re invaluable…and they MUST offer you a full-time gig. Plus, I answer your voicemails about how to conquer procrastination and why business plans truly are overrated. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Rank #11: 4: Sizing Up People

May 29 2018
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You think hiring the person with the right resume is the key to success? Nope. Listen up as Barbara spills the beans on the only criteria to consider when building your staff. And it's not salaries, benefits or swanky offices that will keep them -- Barbara tells you the key ingredient all great workplaces share. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask? Tweet Barbara @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

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Rank #12: 32: Tame Your Emails!

Dec 11 2018
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So you think the only way to convey enthusiasm in a business email is by sprinkling in a bunch of exclamation points? Not so fast. It’s time to tame your text – I’ll show you how, and why it’s important. Plus, listen to my answers to your pressing questions about patents, personal integrity and much more. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

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Rank #13: 33: “I’m Out” – How I Decide Which Businesses I Won’t Invest In

Dec 18 2018
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I’m asked all the time what I look for in an entrepreneur on “Shark Tank,” and how I know if someone won’t be successful. The truth is I always know I’m out much faster than I know I’m in because I spot a few early warning signs that let me know I’ll soon lose my money. Listen in and I’ll tell you what those signs are. Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about how to get financing for your growing business, as well as what to do when management is doing all the complaining. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

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Rank #14: 16: Tell Better Stories!

Aug 21 2018
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You just closed that big deal sure to transform your business – so hire a shrewd PR company to toot your horn, right? No way, keep your money in your pocket! I’ll tell you how to create the story that people actually care about, so you can garner a ton of free publicity. Plus I’ll answer your voicemails about how to know if your new business idea is a good one, and how to quick-test your product in the real world. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

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Rank #15: 3: Perceive Your Success

May 22 2018
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When you’re running your own business, you need to establish your voice in your field. Hear how Barbara bluffed her way into being New York’s foremost real estate expert – and then became that very thing. Plus, stop fretting about work-life balance; it doesn’t exist. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

Play Now

Rank #1: 35: Don’t Make Your Landlord Rich

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If you’re starting a new business, you need to keep costs low – so renting is the way to go, right? I say no! I’ll tell you why you should scrape together the cash to buy your business headquarters from the get-go.  Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about how to get the press to pay attention to your little mom and pop shop and what to do about a toxic work environment. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

Dec 31 2018
8 mins
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Rank #2: 6: Getting The Raise You Deserve

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So, you’re hitting all your goals at work and doing more than what’s expected – getting a raise should be a no-brainer, right? Nope! Here’s what you actually need to do – complete with step-by-step directions – to get more money. Plus, Barbara answers your questions about coming of age in the shark-infested waters of the NYC real estate market and whether left-brainers can build successful businesses. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

Jun 12 2018
6 mins
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Rank #3: 7: Stand Up To Be Heard!

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You might think someone like me was born ready-made to address the masses. Well you're wrong! It took a lot of focus and some clever problem-solving to get myself comfortable on the podium. Listen in and learn why public speaking is one of the most important parts of building your business. Plus more of your smart business questions answered – including what to do if you’re a timid cold-caller. You might not like the answer. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

Jun 19 2018
6 mins
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Rank #4: 17: Don’t Quit Your Day Job – How 2 Cousins Built An Empire As A Side Gig

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You think you’ll have to dive in hook, line and sinker to start your new business? Nope! Many of my most successful entrepreneurs were just moonlighting until their business was humming enough to quit their jobs. Here’s how Cousins Maine Lobster Founders Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis did it. They have an incredible story and a lot of great insights to share with us – and volunteered to be guinea pigs for my first interview episode. Listen in!  Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Also, let me know who you want me to interview next! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Aug 28 2018
18 mins
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Rank #5: 18: Firing For Success

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Everybody enjoys making a good hire, but no one enjoys firing someone. I’ll tell you how to do it in a way that benefits both parties and leaves your old employee smiling as they walk out the door. Plus I answer your voicemail messages and address issues like how to handle your inept supervisor, the steps creative thinkers should take when starting a business plan and how to get up and going with your new business. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Sep 04 2018
7 mins
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Rank #6: 19: Naysay No More

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So you think a fancy psychiatrist is the best solution to a crippling bout of self-doubt? Nonsense! Pull up a chair and let Dr. Corcoran talk some sense into you. Plus I answer your voicemail messages about how to get un-stuck and what’s the absolute best investment a millennial can make. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Sep 11 2018
6 mins
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Rank #7: 34: How Not To Spoil Your Kids

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I was one of 10 kids growing up in a two-bedroom apartment. Now that I’ve had some success, you probably think I’m raising my kids in the lap of luxury. Not so – in fact, learning to overcome struggle is one of the most important lessons any kid can get. Listen in and I’ll tell you on how I tried to raise productive, compassionate kids. And I think it’s working!  Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about whether your bad credit will doom your business, and how to find motivation in a company that’s lacking drive.  Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

Dec 24 2018
7 mins
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Rank #8: 8: Secrets Of A Happy Team

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So you think your big book of business will guarantee a spot on my team? Maybe – but you better not be a whiner. The best teams are full of happy people – and a boss who goes out of their way to recognize them. Plus, how insults in the workplace can be inspiring, and why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect time to launch your own business. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

Jun 26 2018
6 mins
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Rank #9: 5: Why The Little Guy Always Beats The Big Guy

Podcast cover
Read more

What do you do when you're facing a competitor with unlimited resources? Or a marketplace that's saturated with similar products? Barbara tells you how to use the one advantage you have. Plus, she answers listener questions about surviving failures, whether building a business is difficult and the best questions to ask job applicants. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

Jun 05 2018
6 mins
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Rank #10: 20: From Intern To Rock Star

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Read more

If you think the secret to being a good intern is to smile, nod your head and be the perfect student, well, you’re wrong. Listen in and I’ll school you on the best way to show your summer boss you’re invaluable…and they MUST offer you a full-time gig. Plus, I answer your voicemails about how to conquer procrastination and why business plans truly are overrated. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Sep 18 2018
7 mins
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Rank #11: 4: Sizing Up People

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You think hiring the person with the right resume is the key to success? Nope. Listen up as Barbara spills the beans on the only criteria to consider when building your staff. And it's not salaries, benefits or swanky offices that will keep them -- Barbara tells you the key ingredient all great workplaces share. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask? Tweet Barbara @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

May 29 2018
7 mins
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Rank #12: 32: Tame Your Emails!

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Read more

So you think the only way to convey enthusiasm in a business email is by sprinkling in a bunch of exclamation points? Not so fast. It’s time to tame your text – I’ll show you how, and why it’s important. Plus, listen to my answers to your pressing questions about patents, personal integrity and much more. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

Dec 11 2018
8 mins
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Rank #13: 33: “I’m Out” – How I Decide Which Businesses I Won’t Invest In

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I’m asked all the time what I look for in an entrepreneur on “Shark Tank,” and how I know if someone won’t be successful. The truth is I always know I’m out much faster than I know I’m in because I spot a few early warning signs that let me know I’ll soon lose my money. Listen in and I’ll tell you what those signs are. Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about how to get financing for your growing business, as well as what to do when management is doing all the complaining. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Business Loans (http://www.ondeck.com/barbara).   

Dec 18 2018
7 mins
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Rank #14: 16: Tell Better Stories!

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You just closed that big deal sure to transform your business – so hire a shrewd PR company to toot your horn, right? No way, keep your money in your pocket! I’ll tell you how to create the story that people actually care about, so you can garner a ton of free publicity. Plus I’ll answer your voicemails about how to know if your new business idea is a good one, and how to quick-test your product in the real world. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

Aug 21 2018
6 mins
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Rank #15: 3: Perceive Your Success

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Read more

When you’re running your own business, you need to establish your voice in your field. Hear how Barbara bluffed her way into being New York’s foremost real estate expert – and then became that very thing. Plus, stop fretting about work-life balance; it doesn’t exist. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show!

May 22 2018
6 mins
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