Merchant Business Brokers recently sponsored a signature business luncheon featuring the ‘sharks’ of Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, Naomi Simson and Dr Glen Richards, on Tuesday, 16 May 2017.
The event was designed for business owners and entrepreneurs in the region and organised by Newcastle Business Club and supported by KOFM.
The winner of a competition – Newcastle’s Shark Tank – had the opportunity to pitch to the sharks, as did a runner up business. As the winner, Mae Laine, not only pitched, but also won a $15,000 advertising package. The other business to pitch was CoverMe Medical.
The two multi-million dollar entrepreneurs attested to the amazing businesses being built in Newcastle.
Merchant Business Brokers Co-Founder, Shane Fox said the event was a brilliant success.
“As a business owner, I attend many events, but this one stands out for me, as it had a lot packed into a short time,” Shane said.
“We got to hear some valuable words of wisdom from people who have done the hard yards, as well as learn about some emerging businesses and their plans for the future.”
Besides their fame on the TV show, Naomi built a business from scratch and was really at the forefront of online businesses with the company she founded in 2001, Red Balloon. In a similar vein, Glen started out with a small vet practice. Fast forward to 10 years, and he has formed a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire in Australia and New Zealand.