Real Estate Entrepreneur and “Shark” on ABC’s Hit Show Shark Tank
Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, when she started The Corcoran Group. As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit TV show, Shark Tank, Corcoran has invested in 22 businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success. Her newest book, Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business, takes us behind the scenes of her life and business and her “seen on TV” venture capitalism. Famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, Corcoran is a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent that is often invisible to others. She is a highly sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership, and branding.
Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business
How do you turn a $1,000 loan into a six-billion dollar business? According to self-made real estate empress Barbara Corcoran, you do it by learning how to fail well. In this talk, Corcoran tells the story of how, armed with a loan from her boyfriend and her own gritty determination, she quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City and turned that company into a multi-billion dollar business. It's a highly motivational and hugely entertaining success story, sprinkled with the big life lessons Barbara learned along the way.
10 Ways To Lead Your Team To Greatness
Entrepreneurs, business managers, and salespeople alike benefit from lessons in how to get people moving on the path to greatness. Barbara Corcoran, who built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, is an expert in the art of leading a team to success. From hiring the right people and firing the wrong ones, establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, persisting when all the chips are down, and creating fun in the workplace, Corcoran shares her unique and winning strategies.
10 Ways To Build a Powerful Brand
Branding may be the single most important key to success in today’s highly competitive world of commerce. Barbara Corcoran is known for having built the most successful real estate brand in New York City, and now she reveals easy to follow tips on how she does it: how to create an image much bigger than reality; how to use the press to get free publicity; how to turn yourself into the go-to expert in your field. Corcoran shares her personal advice, insights, and anecdotes on creating a powerful brand.
Executive Women of the Palm Beaches
While the lessons you shared with us were meaningful and very practical, what made it such a memorable experience was to see how someone as successful as you can still be so approachable. The most frequent comment received from your audience was that everyone felt as if they had known you for years, you were one of us.
National Women Business Owners Corporation
Barbara single-handedly made our conference a smashing success! Her keynote was delivered with knowledge, solid advice, humor, warmth, and humility. She was eager to interact with everyone who attended and they loved her! We would have her back in a heartbeat.
Barbara Corcoran is one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She captivated our audience, made them laugh and gave real word advice that not only motivated and inspired but will have life-changing impact on our attendees. Additionally, Barbara was an absolute joy to work with. She is a consummate professional who I cannot recommend highly enough.
Barbara spoke at our officers' conference with people from 16 countries in attendance. She was utterly charming-sensible, accessible and funny. Her insights about the real estate market spill over into personal career development and everyday economics. She's the one people remember.
By dedicating the time and attention to understanding both our models and the challenges that face our franchisees, your keynote carried the weight of someone who is as invested and committed as they are. It was powerful, on track, needed, required, and well worth it.
Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business
The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran—and her best advice for anyone starting a business!
After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion business. Now Barbara’s even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC’s hit reality TV show.
If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails
As one of ten kids in a blue-collar family in Edgewater, New Jersey, Barbara Corcoran didn’t have many material advantages. She shared her bedroom with five sisters and shared her socks in a communal sock drawer. Yet she grew up to have plenty of self-confidence, because her mother had an amazing gift for nurturing the unique talents in each of her children. Barbara’s mom didn’t know much about business, but she understood how the world works, and how to make the most of what you’ve got.
Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life
In Nextville, Barbara Corcoran identifies the top eight trends that are changing where (and how) boomers are retiring. And she helps you figure out what’s most important to you in your next place-whether it’s pursuing your passions, living green, finding community, living young in a city or college town, or even staying right in your old home town. Corcoran also delivers her signature “Barb’s Rules” on where and how to get the most out of the next great stage of our life. Let Barbara help you make the smartest real estate choices today to ensure a secure, comfortable, and fabulously fun tomorrow.
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