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Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran

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’...Show More

08:19 | Nov 20th, 2018

Women, if you think you’re getting what you deserve, think again! As we celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this November 19th, here’s my decisive formula to help you get what you truly deserve when it’s time to talk raise. You’ve earned it and i...Show More

24:26 | Sep 3rd

Just starting out and don’t know where to go? How do you use a sales career to really make a fortune? And how young is too young to start a business? Listen in for my best advice. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorc...Show More

31:42 | Jul 30th

Yet again, your boss asks you to stay 'til midnight, your coworkers are energy-suckers and someone stole the client you've been working with for ages. Sound familiar? Hopefully not, but I bet it does. You see, problems in the workplace are inevitable...Show More

15:54 | Jul 23rd

Your attitude shapes your life, and that's the truth! So why is it that we have such a hard time approaching certain situations positively? (Myself included!) Solving your biggest problems frequently begins with addressing your attitude - but how do ...Show More

14:09 | Jul 16th

Maybe you've already taken the leap into self-employment and are missing the big salary you left behind...or maybe you're afraid to make the move due to financial issues from your past. No matter what, changing careers mid-stream can be stressful! Li...Show More

21:12 | Jul 9th

Got growing pains? Don’t fret! It means you've gotten over the hump of getting started and are now racing forward...but new problems arise: your office is too small, your partner is not working out or you're thinking of bringing your spouse into the ...Show More

16:38 | Jul 2nd

Starting a business is the hardest part, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. This week, I answer several listener questions about the do's and don'ts of starting a business and give my best advice to get it going. Got a question for me? Call me at 88...Show More

39:01 | Jun 25th

What does it take to go from $0 to $50 million in sales in under a year? I sat down with Brian and Michael Speciale (the 'e' is silent), the pair behind my biggest - and most unlikely - Shark Tank success, The Comfy. Hear the amazing story of how the...Show More

12:12 | Jun 18th

Think that learning challenges will keep you at the back of the pack for life? Not so fast. Here's how my learning disability gave me the skills to become the businesswoman I am today. Plus, I answer your questions about whether youth can be a disadv...Show More

22:23 | Jun 11th

What could I learn about business from a man who was always changing jobs? Well, almost everything. With Father’s Day coming up, I wanted to spend some time sharing the most important lessons I learned from my dad that were key to building my busines...Show More

49:16 | Jun 4th

The founders of Grace & Lace, one of my most successful Shark Tank investments, had anything but a traditional start. Rick and Melissa Hinnant turned tragedy into gold with their accidental business that saw $1M in sales in just 5 days after airing o...Show More

23:31 | May 28th

I believe in brand building - it made me rich. I didn't realize it at the time, but when I sold my business after 30 years, the real value was in the brand I built. Tune in and I'll give you the 8 solid ways to build a top-notch brand in any field. G...Show More

44:33 | May 21st

What does it take to get 1 million followers in just over a year? I sat down with the girls behind the popular Instagram account @CommentsByCelebs to find out. I thought they could teach me a thing or two about social media, but it turned out to be s...Show More

18:59 | May 14th

Think you could raise 10 kids in a 2 bedrooom house? That's exactly what my mom did, and I'll tell you how the lessons I learned from her made all the difference in building my business. Plus, I answer your questions about providing value to others a...Show More

36:28 | May 7th

CNBC Producer Mary Hanan has the TV business dream job. I met Mary when she interviewed me for CNBC's "The Brave Ones" and I knew immediately I had to have her on the show. So I turned the tables on Mary and put her in the hot seat to learn how she w...Show More

16:12 | Apr 30th

I had 23 bosses before starting my business and I know that a bad one is sure to kill your confidence. So what do you do when you don't see eye to eye? I answer your questions about dealing with a bad boss and becoming a better leader.  Want to hear ...Show More

09:05 | Apr 23rd

The Secret Sauce To Raising An Entrepreneur Think your kid is either destined for success or not? Think again. Listen up and I’ll tell give you the secret sauce for raising a successful entrepreneur, even if they often do the opposite of what you say...Show More

16:10 | Apr 16th

What do you do when your boss won’t deliver the raise you were promised? I’ll tell you how to get them to pay up. Plus, I answer more of your questions about balancing time and tell you about a bathroom pitch gone wrong.  Got a question for me? Call ...Show More

11:03 | Apr 9th

If you really want the job, don't make these stupid mistakes. I've interviewed 1000s of people, and these are the biggest deal breakers. Plus, I answer an interesting question about an unwanted promotion.Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA ...Show More

11:53 | Apr 2nd

If you’ve created the perfect product your business should be an instant success, right? Not quite. A good gimmick is just as important. Here’s how to get Big Time attention for your business. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me...Show More

17:46 | Mar 26th

Think a lousy report card means you won’t make millions? Not so fast. Here’s how I turned my liabilities into assets and made a lot of money doing it. Plus, I answer someof your great questions about business plans and measuring success. Got a questi...Show More

20:01 | Mar 19th

Want to know what you’ll need to succeed in business? Get a job as a waitress. Here are the top 5 lessons I learned at the Fort Lee Diner that helped me build my business. Plus, I’ll tell you how to get a start on that business you keep dreaming abou...Show More

10:42 | Mar 12th

For every 10 businesses started, 9 fail. Here’s my argument for being honest when you doubt an idea will fly.  Plus, I answer some of your questions about constructive criticism, staying focused, and how to balance your side gig with your kids. Got a...Show More

12:16 | Mar 5th

Are you surrounding yourself with people who just don’t measure up? Here are three simple questions to ask before getting stuck with a clunker – in work and in life. Plus, I answer some important questions about start-ups going big with social media ...Show More

11:28 | Feb 26th

Setbacks got you down? Here’s a wakeup call to get un-stuck. I’ve heard from a lot of folks lately who feel like things aren’t going their way, and believe me, I know just how rough that can be. So I’m laying out for you the best way to stage your OW...Show More

30:52 | Feb 19th

We give you the down and dirty on “Shark Tank” as Mike, my young hunky business manager, spills the beans on what really goes on behind the scenes. Everything you wanted to know but didn’t know how to ask. Got a business question you want to ask me? ...Show More

08:18 | Feb 12th

Growing up with 10 siblings in a two-bedroom apartment and not a lot of money to go around wasn’t easy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. In fact, it’s core to my success! Listen in and I’ll tell show you how a humble beginning can lead to a lu...Show More

07:50 | Feb 5th

I’ve had a lot of jobs, been fired from three – listen in and you can enjoy my tales of failure. Bottom line? Getting fired is rough – really rough -- but here’s how to turn a catastrophe into good fortune. Plus, I answer a listener question about ho...Show More

09:45 | Jan 29th

Not happy with your job? Sometimes you’ve got to hit the pause button. Make no mistake: some of the most successful people in the world found their success in their second or third careers. Listen in to hear what I’ve learned about making big changes...Show More

50:16 | Jan 22nd

At long last, I sit down with my friend and foil, Kevin O’Leary, known to many of you as “Mr. Wonderful.” We talk all things Shark Tank and answer all the questions you’ve always wanted to know but didn’t want to ask. We also dig deep into what made ...Show More

07:34 | Jan 15th

New at business? You’re silly to do it alone when you can hire the absolute perfect partner to help you carry the ball and build a bigger success. Listen in and I’ll tell you how to do it. Plus, I answer more of your questions about why naivety can ...Show More

09:46 | Jan 8th

If you think that being a woman puts you at a disadvantage in business, think again! Listen in and I’ll tell you how I turned my gender into a killer advantage – and how you can, too. Plus, I go deep to answer your great questions about how to mark...Show More

08:06 | Dec 31st, 2018

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 y...Show More

07:50 | Dec 24th, 2018

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...Show More

07:44 | Dec 18th, 2018

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’l...Show More

08:04 | Dec 11th, 2018

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 q...Show More

09:16 | Dec 4th, 2018

When you’re trying to make big business moves you have to be glued to your phone 24/7, right? Nope! Sounds like you need some smartphone rehab. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through the steps to make yourself the boss, not your phone. Plus, I answer a...Show More

07:59 | Nov 27th, 2018

You’ve built your business from the ground up, and it’s starting to hum along nicely. So the best path is to stay the course, right? Sorry! Listen in this week to understand why you MUST go big – staying small is a one-way road to regret. Don’t worr...Show More

08:44 | Nov 13th, 2018

Sure, patience is a virtue, but not always in business. Waiting around for opportunity to knock is a waste of time. Opportunity can hide in the worst situations — listen in and I’ll show you the way to find it. Plus, I answer more of your great que...Show More

07:51 | Nov 6th, 2018

So you finally land your ideal gig and you’re going to be loving each and every workday, right? Not so fast. If you have a terrible boss, you’ll never be happy at work. Listen in and find out if it’s time for you to fire them – and how to do it. P...Show More

07:51 | Oct 30th, 2018

So you think it’s superficial to focus on what you’re wearing or how you carry yourself for a business meeting? Sorry! Though they might not admit it, most people make very quick decisions about people based on how they present themselves. But don’t...Show More

07:05 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Your business idea is so good it’s going to sell itself! Right? Come on now, you know better. Here are the secrets to making the perfect pitch to get your hands on the cash – honed from years listening in the Shark Tank trenches. Plus, I go deep t...Show More

07:15 | Oct 16th, 2018

Saving up for that fancy degree before launching your business? Forget it! Here are the street smarts that get my most successful entrepreneurs to the finish line.  Plus, I answer more of your burning questions about wasting money on a patent, how...Show More

29:47 | Oct 9th, 2018

If you think having a big night on “Shark Tank” is a guarantee of instant success, you don't know the real story!  Listen in as I chat with one of my favorite – and most successful – entrepreneurs, Kim Daisy of Daisy Cakes. Don’t let her Southern ch...Show More

07:14 | Oct 2nd, 2018

You think you need to hang tight on your first job out of school to put some miles on your resume? Nope! I’m here to say, job hop away – and find the one that suits you! And, I answer more of your amazing voicemails about how to land a great intervi...Show More

08:12 | Sep 25th, 2018

Most people think negotiating is all about two parties reaching the right price – but that’s just a by-product, really. Listen in and I’ll give you my secrets on what to focus on to successfully negotiate on anything! And it has nothing to do with nu...Show More

07:28 | Sep 18th, 2018

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...Show More

06:51 | Sep 11th, 2018

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 absolut...Show More

07:46 | Sep 4th, 2018

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 i...Show More

18:22 | Aug 28th, 2018

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 Fou...Show More

06:34 | Aug 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

07:12 | Aug 14th, 2018

Throughout your working life, you’ve become aware of your strengths and weaknesses. So, now that you’re starting your own business, you figure it’s time to brush up on the areas you're not so good at, right? Nope! Listen in as I explain why you nee...Show More

06:53 | Aug 7th, 2018

You have an ingenious gadget that you want to get into the market. So you slave over every last product detail and make sure you’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s before the big roll-out, right? Wrong! Listen up as I tell you the only s...Show More

02:57 | Jul 31st, 2018

Can anyone become a great salesperson if they put their mind to it? Or are great salespeople just born that way?  Neither! Listen in and hear what really sets business-driving sales animals apart from the pack. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara...Show More

05:51 | Jul 24th, 2018

If you think finding new talent begins and ends with a resume, you’re dead wrong. Listen in as I give you the three rules for how to hire amazing people – the heart of any successful business. Plus, I answer your voicemails, give some free marketing ...Show More

06:29 | Jul 17th, 2018

Afraid of failure? You may be approaching it wrong. Every milestone in my career and my life happened on the heels of failure. Listen in and learn how to tap into new energy when the chips are down. Plus, I answer your voicemail questions and tell yo...Show More

07:04 | Jul 10th, 2018

If you think being creative means dreaming up new ideas no one’s ever thought of, you're dead wrong. Listen in as I talk about the unusual places I’ve drawn inspiration from, and share my easy formula for making your workplace super-creative. Plus: d...Show More

05:50 | Jul 3rd, 2018

My first and only mentor was my mom – but not everyone can be so lucky. Listen in to hear who you should be targeting as a mentor (hint: it’s not always the guy with the biggest wallet), and the best way to approach them without coming on too heavy. ...Show More

06:11 | Jun 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More

06:09 | Jun 19th, 2018

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 i...Show More

06:33 | Jun 12th, 2018

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 answer...Show More

06:29 | Jun 5th, 2018

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, ...Show More

07:02 | May 29th, 2018

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 -- B...Show More

06:22 | May 22nd, 2018

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; ...Show More

06:17 | May 15th, 2018

Did you know you may already have what it takes to start a successful business? Barbara reveals the key traits she finds in her most successful entrepreneurs. Plus, find out why she’s suspicious of partners who hang on her every word! Follow Business...Show More

06:19 | May 8th, 2018

For the debut of "Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran", Barbara talks reinventing yourself to find your next perfect career, and how her mom’s sock drawer system helped guide her success in business. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran o...Show More

00:39 | May 1st, 2018

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