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Handy Solution Catches a Deal

As with many of the pitches airing this season on Dragons’ Den, it’s somewhat difficult to get a good feeling for the business side of the presentation, with more of the focus of the show being on the banter between the dragons, and less on the actual information in the pitch. One presentation that got […]

When You Feel You’ve Made It

There was a quote from Robert Herjavec, one of the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, when asked if he’s ever looked back on his life and came to the realization that he’s “made it”: I believe the minute you begin to think that way is the minute you begin to erode. There’s another saying that I […]

The Value of an Idea

This past week on Dragons’ Den, there were several entrepreneurs who presented their ideas on the show, only to discover that their valuation was completely off. In some cases, that was precisely the reason they did not get a deal, in others, it was merely a contributing factor. What is fascinating, though, is the number […]

Tell A Story

One of the keys to landing some investment capital is to approach investors with a story. While some have taken this to mean that they should write a story (for example, Cindy Pichette and Kris Whiffing of Clean Stay who appeared on Dragons’ Den, Season 5 Episode 4 which aired October 13, 2010), this is […]

Step Away from your Business

This week’s article in response to Dragons’ Den has to do with a deal that was offered, and then turned down. Since the editing this season makes it difficult to determine the exact nature of the business and the terms of any deals offered, though, I will not discuss the deal in particular, but rather […]

The Right Time for Dragons’ Den

In a surprising twist on the show, a pair of entrepreneurs presented their business on Dragons’ Den this past week, and shocked all of the dragons with their pitch: Do you know how many people coming on this show would beg to have your problem? Jamie Bailey and Trudie Wiseman of C.R. Plastic Products came […]

Beware Your Pitch – Dragons’ Den Pitch Ends in Court

A friend forwarded me a link to a recent decision regarding a pitch on Dragons’ Den that resulted in CBC being sued over the airing of the pitch. The judge, in rendering his decision, brought to light some of the issues that some people who appear on the show would be well-advised to pay attention […]

Solid Business Wheeled Out of the Den – With an Invitation to Return

When this trio of entrepreneurs entered the Den last week and presented their business, it was more than a little surprising that they did not leave with a deal, despite being one of the best businesses to appear on the show. Christian Bagg, Michaud Gearneau, and Jeff Adams of Icon Wheelchairs entered the Den asking […]