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Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran gives you an inside look at the entrepreneur's decades-long career. Hear first-person stories of the triumphs and pitfalls that have defined her success, and gain insights and advice that have helped a new generation of young entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran had 22 jobs by the age of 23. She built a $5 billion business with a $1,000 loan, and today she is a 'Shark' on ABC's Shark Tank. Her point of view is as unique as her success in New York's ultra-competitive real estate world, and her frank and frequently hilarious observations will entertain as they educate. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran gives you an inside look at the entrepreneur's decades-long career. Hear first-person stories of the triumphs and pitfalls that have defined her success, and gain insights and advice that have helped a new generation of young entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran had 22 jobs by the age of 23. She built a $5 billion business with a $1,000 loan, and today she is a 'Shark' on ABC's Shark Tank. Her point of view is as unique as her success in New York's ultra-competitive real estate world, and her frank and frequently hilarious observations will entertain as they educate. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
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Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran gives you an inside look at the entrepreneur's decades-long career. Hear first-person stories of the triumphs and pitfalls that have defined her success, and gain insights and advice that have helped a new generation of young entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran had 22 jobs by the age of 23. She built a $5 billion business with a $1,000 loan, and today she is a 'Shark' on ABC's Shark Tank. Her point of view is as unique as her success in New York's ultra-competitive real estate world, and her frank and frequently hilarious observations will entertain as they educate. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Episodes

71: Cash In Your Reality Check

10/15/2019
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Whether it's a start-up or a well-oiled machine, your business might need a reality check. In this episode, I talk to two women who face vastly different issues. Janel wants to split up a partnership due to contrasting core values with her partner, while Lisa's got a rock solid idea with zero feedback. So how do they both move on successfully? Tune in to find out! Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode - or even...

Duration:00:23:06

70: How To Get Un-Stuck From a Work Rut

10/1/2019
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Meghan wants to increase her value at her organization. Nathan wants to reinvent his company. Neither are sure which steps to take to get there. This week, I step in to take the reins and help them get out of their work ruts. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara...

Duration:00:22:55

69: You've Been Served...Now What!?

9/24/2019
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What do you do when your successful business gets hit with legal trouble? Today I'm talking to a small business owner whose name caught the attention of the big guys, and I call in a surprise guest to help her through it. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara...

Duration:00:18:58

68: Ladies, Let's Get Started

9/17/2019
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Today we're talking to the ladies! Three strong women called in looking to get their businesses off the ground, and I had great conversations and learned a lot! Tune in for my best advice about getting it going. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is...

Duration:00:28:25

67: Doing Well By Doing Good

9/10/2019
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Starting a business with altruistic goals? Whether it's for profit or non-profit, the rules for getting ahead are the same. Today I have the good fortune of speaking with some amazing folks who are looking to give back through their work, and I bet you'll be as inspired as I was to hear their stories and give them some input to help them along the way. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business...

Duration:00:24:33

66: You're Never Too Young To Start A Business

9/3/2019
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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 @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. If you've got a burning business question, don't forget to call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode -- or even call you up live! Subscribe to...

Duration:00:24:28

65: Tackling All Your Workplace Problems

7/30/2019
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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! And they happen every darn day. This week I tackle stories from folks who have put up with too much for too long. So if you've been running your business off of personal credit cards, or dealing with a passive-aggressive co-worker, tune in! We...

Duration:00:31:45

64: Time For An Attitude Adjustment

7/23/2019
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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 you get from point A to Point B? Lucky for you, in this episode I'm answering some of your most frequently asked questions on how to give your mindset a complete 180, as well as sharing some tangible tools and tips along the way. If you've got a...

Duration:00:15:57

63: When It's Time To Change Careers

7/16/2019
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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! Listen in as I answer queries from folks who've reached a professional crossroads and help them find the best way forward. If you've got a burning business question, don't forget to call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just...

Duration:00:14:12

62: How To Gain From Growing Pains

7/9/2019
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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 company. Listen in for all the answers to your burning questions about the obstacles that get thrown at a young business. Plus, we present my first live call, where I give advice in real time. So, if you've got a burning business question, don't...

Duration:00:21:15

61: How To Get Started The Right Way

7/2/2019
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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 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is...

Duration:00:16:41

60: Getting Comfy With The Bros Behind My Biggest Shark Tank Success

6/25/2019
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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 their sales exploded, where they found their inspiration from, and how you can do it, too. Listen until the end for a special offer from the bros. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on...

Duration:00:39:01

59: How Dyslexia Made Me A Millionaire

6/18/2019
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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 disadvantage in a job search and how to put your best arm forward when a disability prevents you from a traditional handshake. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode....

Duration:00:12:12

58: Lessons From Dad

6/11/2019
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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 business. Plus, I answer your questions about marketing, passive income, and closing a sale. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara...

Duration:00:22:23

57: How Shark Tank's Grace & Lace Turned Tragedy Into Success

6/4/2019
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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 on the show. On today’s episode, we talk about being a victor instead of a victim, their unique community approach to marketing, and why it’s important to never stop learning. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me...

Duration:00:49:16

56: 8 Tricks To Build A Top-Notch Brand

5/28/2019
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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. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of...

Duration:00:24:16

55: Growing a Brand with The Ladies Behind Comments By Celebs

5/21/2019
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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 so much more. We talk seizing opportunity, building a brand, and the power of collaboration. I even read their tarot cards, and you'll never believe what's in store for them. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me...

Duration:00:45:18

54: The 5 Lessons I Learned From A Housewife

5/14/2019
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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 and when to take a loan for your business. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA to ask a question for a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This...

Duration:00:19:45

53: Something About Mary

5/7/2019
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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 worked her way up to the top, and she shared many of the interesting situations she found herself in along the way.Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA to ask a question for a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran...

Duration:00:37:13

52: What I Learned From Bad Bosses

4/30/2019
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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 your question on Business Unusual? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet at @barbaracorcoran to ask a question for a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode...

Duration:00:16:58