Living the small biz dream © Shannon Sorensen Designs
I watched my dad work tirelessly operating his own thriving dental practice. He carried both the burden and blessing of being in charge. From a young age, he instilled in me the desire to make something of my own, like he did.
I wanted to be like him. Working for a PURPOSE instead of just a person.
This is the decade of Entrepreneurship. The empowering age of Small Business. If you can dream it up, you can build it up.
I love to learn from strong people who have gone before me, or who are standing right beside me as we blaze our trails.
I thrive on learning all I can about running a small business and have found a few tv shows that focus on Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses. If you share my passion for running your own business, you've got to check these out!
Top 5 Picks for Small Business & Entrepreneur TV Shows in 2016
Other Small Business and Entrepreneur TV Shows to check outAlthough these shows didn't make it to my top 5, I still like them (unless noted, ha!) and they still have something to offer the entrepreneur / small business / start-up minded.
Shark TankAlthough After the Tank pushed this out of my top 5, I still like watching every day people like you and me, pitch their good ideas to investors. I learn from them. I share their anxiety as I imagine myself up there in front of the sharks and hope never to hear Kevin's words, "You're dead to me."
Blue Collar MillionairesThis was very close to being in my top 5 because who doesn't love a good success story? It's inspiring to see how these hard working people created very successful businesses for themselves with their passion, blood, sweat and tears.
Make Me A Millionaire InventorNot as compelling as some, but I still love seeing what people have come up with, how they try to perfect their product, and what happens when they pitch to an investor.
West Texas Investors ClubI dare say, this should have been called the West Texas Hillbilly Club. This is another product-pitch-investor-show and if you can stand country bumpkin talk, you might like this. While I love me some hunky southern twang, I had to turn it off because they sound too much like hillbillies and it drove me nuts.
Undercover BossI have a love-hate for this show. Not only does it make me cringe, because I don't like people trying to trick other people into thinking they're someone they're not (that hurts my feelings), but the wigs and disguises are so ridiculous that it physically hurts a little. It usually ends with a feel-good story and money gifts at the end, which are heart felt, and it is interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes at some well-known companies like Yankee Candle, 7-Eleven, Cinnabon and my recent favorite Stella and Dot.
How It’s MadeInteresting show if you like to take a look behind the scenes at how every day products are manufactured.
All-American MakersI haven't watched this show yet, but I plan to. I think it's based more on higher end and tech ideas than the every day maker, but it's still on my list.
What NOT to do in business...
American GreedSometimes a juicy story about how someone did it oh-so-wrong can be a good watch. I like this one.
Have I missed something? Let me know because I'm all about binge-watching good tv.