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Friday, May 2, 2014

"Shark Tank" To Hold Casting Call at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference In Columbus, Ohio May 14-17

Shark Tank Casting Call at Black Enterprise in Columbus, Ohio

The producers of the ABC reality series Shark Tank will be holding an opening casting during the upcoming Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo in their search to discover the next successful enterprise. Entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators will have a shot at pitching their ideas for a coveted spot on the show.

Shark Tank is looking for entrepreneurs who can pitch their breakthrough business concepts, products, properties and services to moguls in hopes of landing investment funds. If selected, five self-made, brilliant but tough investors (the Sharks) could be willing to part with their own hard-earned cash to give budding entrepreneurs the seed money they need to jumpstart their ventures.

During the Shark Tank audition, contestants will be given the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch of your business/product/idea to a member of the Casting Team -- just like you would as if you were on the show. Come prepared to wow and dazzle the judges. Only the first 500 applicants are guaranteed to be seen, so arrive early to secure your numbered wristband.

To be held in Columbus, Ohio on May 14-17th, the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo will feature high-powered sessions on critical business topics such as Winning Corporate Clients,Finding Angel Investors, Social Media Marketing, Franchising, Doing Business in Africa, Business Coaching, Generating Cash for your Start-up, Using Mobile Marketing, Using Search Engine Optimization to Sell Your Goods, and How to do Business with the Government.

High-powered speakers will include entertainment media mogul T.D. Jakes, CEO of TDJ Enterprises and Valerie Daniels Carter,president and CEO of V&J Holding, one of the largest women- and African American-owned restaurant franchise operators in the US.

The Small Business Success™ Bootcamp offers practical advice on how to grow your business and take it to the next level. Plus, the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition will award $10,000 for the best new business idea and the Teenpreneur program will teach business fundamentals to youths, ages 13-17.

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