How to Propel Your Business from the Shark Tank to the Bank

New book reveals untold stories of some of Shark Tank's memorable companies

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Fans of the popular ABC show will want to hear the untold stories of some of Shark Tank’s most memorable companies.

That’s the focus of a new book, Shark Tank: Secrets to Success: How to Propel Your Business from the Tank to the Bank (on sale: May 3, 2016).

This also is the perfect guide for ambitious businessmen and women who want to start and grow a thriving company.

The critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning reality series has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, inspiring countless fans to build and grow the company of their dreams. But it takes more than landing a deal with a Shark to turn a fledgling company into a national brand.

The show is actively seeking entrepreneurs of color. In 2015, Values Partnerships held 11 casting events in six cities. Several entrepreneurs, including the company Piper Wai, which pitched at Values Partnerships events and were selected for Season 7 of Shark Tank.

The 2016 tour kicks offed in Miami. Events are planned in other cities, including Austin, Texas; NYC; Washington, D.C.; Detroit, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and San Francisco/Oakland.

[Related: ABC’s Shark Tank Seeks Entrepreneurs of Color]

In his second book for the show, author and entrepreneur, Michael Parrish DuDell (Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business) goes behind-the-scenes. Discover how Wicked Good Cupcakes grew a small, local bakery into a multimillion-dollar organization. Find out how Tipsy Elves used a popular search engine to build an influential community of passionate consumers.

And learn how Grace and Lace turned a simple product into a powerful vehicle for social change. Learn fascinating details and “where are they now” fun facts about these companies and many other entrepreneurs featured on Shark Tank.

BlackEnterprise.com has uncovered untold stories such as that of Nexercise, a D.C.-based technology fitness company, which scored the largest tech startup funding in the history of the ABC television show Shark Tank. Co-founders, CEO Ben Young (Black Enterprise’s 2015 Techpreneur of the Year) and COO Gregory Coleman negotiated a deal with ‘Shark’ Mark Cuban at 1.5 million for 10% stake in their company.

The winning pitch was with Nexercise’s latest product; an interactive fitness app called Sworkit. The app offers customizable and randomized workouts.

From practical business tips to unforgettable anecdotes and experiences, Shark Tank Secrets to Success provides readers with a playbook for success custom designed by some of Shark Tank’s most successful entrepreneurs.