WorkParty Guest: Barbara Cocoran
This week’s episode is all about crafting the perfect elevator pitch. Who better than one of Shark Tank’s leading ladies, Barbara Cocoran, to dish on the topic from start to finish. The businesswoman and investor has made over 50 deals during her tenure on the show, and sold her own business, The Corcoran Group, for a nice stack of change back in 2001. Ahead, some key takeaways from the conversation.
“An entrepreneur claims ownership of their business. An intrepreneur is someone who treats someone else’s business almos t like their own.”-Jasmine Takanikos (9:15)
“Authenticity is something you feel, not something you talk about.”-Jasmine Takanikos (9:55)
Jaclyn and Jasmine discuss what questions should be asked prior to launching a business...(11:00)
“Originality and connectivity to your art is the magic piece.”-Jasmine Takanikos (12:46)
“There has to be an understanding of who you are to yourself and who you are to other.”-Jasmine Takanikos (16:14)
”Anything you’re going to accomplish in business is not through dollars and sense, it’s through people.”-Barbara Corcoran (33:36)
“The power to make money is the power to make a life of your own design.”-Barbara Cocoran (36:18)
“You need to be dedicated. You need to have huge energy. You need to be extremely decisive.” (42:00)
”Entrepreneurs recover better against disaster.” (43:30)
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