Be the Rainmaker, with Kevin Harrington


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Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He is an original member of the cast of ABC’s hit, Emmy Award-winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” Also known as the “Inventor of the Infomercial” and pioneer of the “As Seen On TV” label, he co-founded the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses now worth over $100 million in sales, been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC.

Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80's when he launched Quantum International with $25,000. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him, “one of the top entrepreneurs of our time.” As a business thought leader he is often featured and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The View, Squawk Box, Fox Business, and more. He is a regular contributor to and and has published acclaimed books like, “Act Now! How I Turn Ideas Into Million Dollar Products” and the best-seller, “Key Person of Influence.”

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why you need to get the right people around you
  • How Kevin avoided crashing and burning early in his career
  • Kevin’s one piece of advice for new entrepreneurs and how you can use it
  • Why disruption in your industry means opportunity has arrived
  • How to build a $40 billion company with 20 people
  • What you can do with other people’s capital like servers or web clients
  • The best way to develop and utilize your Dream Team
  • How to find “The One Thing” you do and how to use it

Ways to contact Kevin Harrington:

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