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Posted: Mar 20, 2015 6:03 AM EDTUpdated: Mar 20, 2015 10:03 AM EDT This article was originally distributed via SproutNews. SproutNews, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.Not everyone accepts the deals offered on “Shark Tank,” despite the enormous opportunity that capital investment provides. Those people are part of a larger group of businesses that succeed despite believing that money isn’t everything. Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2015 /MM-LC/ — More than 150,000 businesses have leaped into the “Shark Tank,” hoping to find the holy grail of capital funding to make them a huge success. According to ABC, in over five seasons, 374 contestants have appeared on the show and investors have made 190 offers. A select few, however, have not only run the gamut and received a funding offer, but have on reflection rejected the deal offered them. Daniel and Stephanie Rensing have become the poster children for life after rejecting “Shark Tank.” Their company, The Smart Baker, sells baking-related merchandise. After accepting their “Shark Tank” deal with millions of Americans watching, they gave it some thought, reversed course and said “no thanks.” Today, The Smart Baker reports annual revenues approaching $1 million, which is more than seven times the $130,000 it earned prior to receiving the March 2012 offer on the TV show. “Not doing the deal and having that exposure was probably the best scenario for us,” says Daniel, who is CEO of the Rockledge, Florida-based company. “We were sticking to our guns on the market we served,” he says, disagreeing sharply with the view of the interested funder. In Tony Robbin’s new...

Hit TV Show Shark Tank Devours Many Entrepreneurs, But Not Everyone Chooses to Swim with the Sharks

Hit TV Show Shark Tank Devours Many Entrepreneurs, But Not Everyone Chooses to Swim with the Sharks By: Press Release Distribution Service March 20, 2015 at 05:37 AM EDT Hit TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ Devours Many Entrepreneurs, But Not Everyone Chooses to Swim with the Sharks Not everyone accepts the deals offered on “Shark Tank,” despite the enormous opportunity that capital investment provides. Those people are part of a larger group of businesses that succeed despite believing that money isn’t everything. Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2015 /MM-LC/ — More than 150,000 businesses have leaped into the “Shark Tank,” hoping to find the holy grail of capital funding to make them a huge success.  According to ABC, in over five seasons, 374 contestants have appeared on the show and investors have made 190 offers. A select few, however, have not only run the gamut and received a funding offer, but have on reflection rejected the deal offered them. Daniel and Stephanie Rensing have become the poster children for life after rejecting “Shark Tank.” Their company, The Smart Baker, sells baking-related merchandise.  After accepting their “Shark Tank” deal with millions of Americans watching, they gave it some thought, reversed course and said “no thanks.” Today, The Smart Baker reports annual revenues approaching $1 million, which is more than seven times the $130,000 it earned prior to receiving the March 2012 offer on the TV show.  “Not doing the deal and having that exposure was probably the best scenario for us,” says Daniel, who is CEO of the Rockledge, Florida-based company.  “We were sticking to our guns on the market we served,”...