Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran

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About Barbara

“Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most ...”

Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group.

As one of the “Sharks” on ABC’s hit TV show, SHARK TANK, Barbara has ponied up her own money and invested in more than a dozen businesses, competing to make those deals for all to see, then shepherding them to success.

Her newest book, SHARK TALES, takes you behind the scenes of her life and business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others).

During her presentation, you’ll get her very best advice for starting, growing, and expanding businesses, investing in businesses, and converting ideas and “dreams” into fortunes.

What people say about Barbara

I have never enjoyed myself more than I did watching Barbara Corcoran speak. Such a real person . . . totally in touch with today’s challenging market. No wonder she built herself an empire.

– Douglas Elliman, Manager, Prudential

Barbara's books

Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life

Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE’ Where, and maybe more importantly, how do you want to live once you’ve escaped the 9-to-5′ Barbara Corcoran has built her career on knowing where people will live even before they know it themselves! Now she turns her keen eye toward predicting “the next big thing” in real estate-where and how the over 77 million baby boomers will live when they retire.

If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned from My Mom

If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned from My Mom

As one of ten kids in a blue-collar family in Edgewater, New Jersey, Barbara Corcoran didn’t have many material advantages. She shared her bedroom with five sisters and shared her socks. Yet she grew up to have plenty of self-confidence, because her mother had an amazing gift for nurturing the unique talents in each of her children.

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 Into a Billion Dollar Business

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 Into a Billion Dollar Business

The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran–and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business.