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Mitangi Parekh

Create Your Success: Bad Birdie

By | Create Your Success
After years of being on Shark Tank, I’ve seen many different types of people come through the tank. As a Shark, we’re not just investing in the business – we’re investing in the entrepreneur. We look for their passion, knowledge, preparation, and charisma. In light of my newest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark I sat down to interview some of my favourite entrepreneurs. They each have their own unique stories of sacrifice, failure, and accomplishment. What advice do they have for a new generation of people chasing their dreams? Read through our conversation below and get inspired to #CreateYourSuccess. When Jason came...
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Create Your Success: Goverre

By | Create Your Success
After years of being on Shark Tank, I’ve seen many different types of people come through the tank. As a Shark, we’re not just investing in the business – we’re investing in the entrepreneur. We look for their passion, knowledge, preparation, and charisma. In light of my newest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark I sat down to interview some of my favourite entrepreneurs. They each have their own unique stories of sacrifice, failure, and accomplishment. What advice do they have for a new generation of people chasing their dreams? Read through our conversation below and get inspired to #CreateYourSuccess. When Shannon and...
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Cybersecurity CEO: Identity Management is Here to Stay

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Los Angeles, Calif. – May 25, 2020 Not long ago if you had asked any security pro about how they protect their perimeter, they would have said – firewalls. In fact, when I started Herjavec Group over 15 years ago, we were the first firewall reseller in Canada!   Today, the security landscape looks a lot different – especially with entire workforces forced to work remotely due to COVID–19. When my team was prepping for Herjavec Group’s 2020 Cybersecurity Conversations report, I asked them a simple question: “What is the foundation of security?”  The answer from our internal thought leaders was almost unanimous – Identity.   As the perimeter disappears and organizations are experiencing (voluntarily or not) digital…

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One Step Ahead: Preparing Your Business Today for the Post-Covid World

By | LinkedIn Influencer

This is the fourth and final episode from The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here podcast series. On this fourth and final episode in this podcast series, Robert Herjavec speaks to what the post-crisis might look like and the steps smart business leaders should take immediately to prosper in what will be an altered business landscape.   Highlights From This Episode Shannon LaNier: What can we do to prepare our employees, both those who are in the company and those who unfortunately may have had to be let go? How can we prepare them for this post-Covid-19 world?…

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Honesty, Transparency, and Resilience: Three Leadership Keys in the Age of COVID-19

By | LinkedIn Influencer

This is the third episode from The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here podcast series. On this third episode of Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here, host Shannon LaNier and special guest Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, discuss leadership behaviors. In addition, Robert provides meaningful advice on when and how to handle everything from layoffs to cutting back operations to suspending business entirely. Highlights From This Episode Shannon LaNier: What advice would you have for business owners that are experiencing a lot of anxiety and…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Insider Threat Rises Sharply Amidst New COVID-19 Workplace

By | In the News

Employees working from home intensifies cyber risk – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – April 15, 2020 Your CFO is working from home now. That’s just one of how many remote privileged users with keys to your kingdom outside of the corporate office. If that doesn’t raise a red flag in your head, then it should… We all know that inadvertent action leads to data breaches – it’s just a fact. Call it unintentional insider risk. Call it human error. Call it anything you want. But you had better protect your organization against it, now! Who and what am I talking…

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Money Matters in The Age of COVID-19

By | LinkedIn Influencer

This is the second episode from The UPS Store® Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here podcast series. On this second episode of Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here, host Shannon LaNier talks to Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, about creative ways to manage cash flow during this difficult time. Hear how to find the funding to make payroll, keep the supply chain intact, and more. Highlights From This Episode Shannon LaNier: What advice you would give to small businesses that are going through a lot of money…

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The Crucial Steps Small Business Owners Should Take Today

By | In the News

This is the first episode of the podcast Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here. Things are far from business as usual. Small business owners need real tips and advice right now more than ever, and Inc., The UPS Store, and Robert Herjavec are here to help. In this first podcast episode, host Shannon LaNier talks to Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, about the crucial steps a small business owner should be taking today from cash burn and price fluctuation to customer service and advertising.  Highlights From This Episode…

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Robert Herjavec on Digital Transformation and Remote Workforces

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group and investor on “Shark Tank,” discusses how businesses should navigate digital transformation, cybersecurity, and the transition to remote work. Where do you see the future of digital headed? There is no doubt that any organization that wants to scale needs to go through some aspect of digital transformation. Consumer behavior is dictating that organizations need to make engagement more convenient and simpler than ever before. As a result, companies are developing mobile applications and integrating various consumer touchpoints through the buying process. Those touchpoints lead to opportunities to collect data, to…

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Robert Herjavec Discusses Impact of Coronavirus on Small Business on CNBC’s Squawk Alley

By | In the News

Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group, recently appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to discuss how small businesses are being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.  “There are very few companies that can operate on zero revenue,” Robert says. “Entire industries are shutting down.” Robert also advises that small businesses should explore any options available that enable them to keep going and survive. “Take it one day at a time, cut back costs, and make sure your business survives. Otherwise, there is no business for your employees to come back to.”  Watch his full interview below. Originally posted…

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