As part of my sponsored partnership with U.S. Cellular, I am happy to share this information about their partnership with ABC’s “Shark Tank. They have created ”“Shark Tank Meets Main Street,” a strategic collaboration with ABC’s “Shark Tank” that harnesses the credibility and reach of this popular and award-winning show to support small businesses in the U.S. Cellular footprint and beyond.
To start, U.S. Cellular brought provided access to the prime time show via a casting tour exclusively in their footprint, giving small businesses the opportunity to pitch their business, product or idea for a chance to appear before the Sharks on Shark Tank, airing on national TV. To make the casting call experience top notch, U.S. Cellular provided a first of its kind experience on site, inclusive of hospitality areas, charging stations, beverages, and giveaways.
Now it’s your turn!
From now until October 31st, you can enter to win the opportunity to gain unprecedented access to the casting call process, hear tips and advice from other small business owners. One lucky winner will win an exclusive behind-the-scenes Shark Tank experience, which includes a VIP seat during the entire pitch process in LA, lunch with the casting team and opportunities to engage the Sharks throughout the day to ask any burning questions, including how he/she can further their business if the winner is a business owner. Winners will be selected between 11/1-11/14 and the announcement will be between 11/17-11/21. To sign up, visit ShadowSharktank.com
And be sure to visit Americasbackbone.com/sharktank for a behind-the-scenes look at the Shark Tank casting process (what Casting Calls are like, what it takes to make a great pitch), what happens after you get funded. There are also stories and advice from real entrepreneurs U.S. Cellular met at casting calls. They talk about their businesses, the obstacles they’re facing, what they’re looking for from the Sharks, etc.
U.S. Cellular sponsored this contest and content as part of their commitment to the communities U.S. Cellular services. U.S. Cellular champions small business owners and wanted to offer them access to tools to help them be successful. That commitment is one of the reasons I am proud to be a U.S. Cellular ambassador.