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Why One Entrepreneur Isn't Taking the Bait When It Comes to ABC's Shark Tank

The ugly side of made-for-TV venture capital
Source: abc.go.com

I teach a business class at a university here in Michigan, and it pains me to discuss ABC’s with my students. They love the show, in which entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to billionaire Mark Cuban and other venture capitalistsand making a deal is a punched ticket to entrepreneurial stardom. 

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