The Best Lessons We Learned From "Shark Tank"

Combat Flip Flops Shark Tank“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Before heading into the tank, we spent months going over our numbers, learning everything about every aspect of our operations and doing weekly run-throughs to prepare for the pitch.

With a replay of the special veterans episode of Shark Tank airing this Friday, 6/2, at 9 pm ET/PT on ABC, we decided to share a few of the biggest lessons we've learned since being on the show. 

Griff, CEO, HMFIC:

"Be thankful.  Be humble.  Say, “Thank you” to everybody that helped get you there. Know that you’re going to work harder than ever."

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 Andy, President, Wookie:

"Murphy's Law: Whatever can happen, will happen. So when the unexpected hits, just continue to do your best––and take the hose like a champ."


Mandy, Social Media Director, Ninja:

"Not everyone will like what you do, and that's okay. Be helpful, be funny, be nice, but always stand up for what you believe in." 

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Lee, CMO, Marker of the Dead:

"Don't spill beer on your laptop 5 minutes before your episode airs."*

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 *yes, that really happened. 


Don't forget to watch the replay of our Shark Tank episode tomorrow at 9 pm ET/PT on ABC


Have questions about what being on the show was like?
Listen to our interview on the Shark Tank Podcast
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