Needless to say, she proved persuasive, and she has been a part of the show ever since. She keeps coming back, too, because she never knows who's going to walk through the door.
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"There was the guy who said he would turn pure salt water into pure gold if only we'd give him a million dollars to build his first tower," she said. "And then of course you had the bluetooth guy, who said you had to surgically put the device into your ear. Someone asked, 'Hey, what happens if the battery runs out?' You surgically remove it and recharge it."
Though they may fight each other on television, she revealed that there's more to the onscreen relationship than it may seem.
"I think a lot of people feel that the sharks don't get along," she said. "And on the set of course, if that shark stepped in my business, I can't stand him. But the minute the deal is done and we get on to the next deal, we actually have tremendous respect for one another."
So if you're an entrepreneur hoping to get into the tank, pay heed to her words.
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"Listen, when you're on 'Shark Tank' with your little business, BAM ... the business explodes. It's like you're sprinkled with magic dust. You're found by every big store, they're calling you. The same guys you've been calling for months that didn't return your calls, the investors you pitched that had no interest in your business now all want to buy in. ... It's almost hard to fail if you're brought on 'Shark Tank.' "
—By Liza Hughes, Special to CNBC.com.