Even the super-charged entrepreneurs require a chill-break every now and then. What could be a better way for kicking back and relaxing, than some “TV Time”? Here are five fantastic shows which would get the entrepreneurial motor in you running.
1. How I made my millions
A very popular show from 2009 about the life of an ordinary man, who can convert a little amount to millions with just a simple idea and turn it into an extraordinary business. The show was live on CNBC for 3 consecutive years and explored the success stories of many people who started their business from nothing. It is worth watching to learn how to make it big with small resources.
2. Shark Tank
If you are looking to invest in a business and need some ideas, this show is for you. Shark tank is a business show based on BBC show Dragon’s Den. It allows an opportunity to entrepreneurs with varying ideas to pitch for an investment to a board of 5 prosperous investors, referred to as the “Dragons”. Shark Tank features ambitious entrepreneur contestants as they give business presentations to the panel of investors known as the “sharks” who then decide to invest in exchange of equity if they find the pitch interesting. Currently in it’s eighth season, one can watch Shark Tank on ABC Go. Colors Infinity will also start airing the 7th season this March, every Monday at 6 PM.
3. Undercover Boss
This show was first aired in 2009 on the British Channel 4. It is an epic example of the age-old practice of going undercover to assess performance and problems in the company hierarchy. This show covers the senior executives identifying the issues and ideas to improve their business. The eighth season just ended in December 2016 and can be viewed on CBS official website with subscription.
4. The Apprentice
The Apprentice gives the best lesson on how to deal with your employees in both good and bad times. This show is best known for educating an entrepreneur on how to communicate and interact with their stakeholders. The format has already been rebooted twice to become ‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ at present. It continues to feature season long contestants from political and famous backgrounds. The Apprentice previously had the now United States President Donald. J. Trump as host for fourteen seasons and can be viewed on NBC network.
5. TVF Pitchers
Our very own Indian startup story in a humorous yet real perspective, conceptualised and created by The Viral Fever. This show created ripples in the Indian web series space with the accuracy of the modern-day startup founder’s life and struggles. The story of 4 friends coming together to build their dream business, putting their personal lives and career at stake is engaging and not preachy. If you are in for some hearty content with real struggles that friends in an early stage startup go through, this show is a must. It is available on YouTube and TVF Play app and website.
We recommend you to have a glance at these shows and look for marking tips and tricks which you could learn and apply in your business. Also, remember that in today’s market those who can capture the attention of their customers are the ones who can capture their wallets!
These are some of the good shows on entrepreneurship. In case you follow a show online or on TV which you believe has something valuable about business, please share your thoughts through your comments below.