10 May 2017
START UP Stories - Perry Raso, Matanuck Oyster Farm

Want to know what makes entrepreneurs tick? Here's another START UP Story about one of the businesses we featured: Perry Raso and his Matunuck Oyster Farm. 

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10 May 2017
PITCH OFF - A Small Biz Pitch Competition

Alright START UP fans, here’s your shot. Our sponsor, The UPS Store®, is hosting a contest for National Small Business Week that is right up our alley. It’s called a Pitch Off and the grand prize is $10,000. Chances are you are watching START UP because you’ve either got an idea for a small business or already started one. Which means you’ve already got your elevator pitch down pat. Good. 

First, create and upload a 90-second video, but not a second longer. Have you ever seen a Shark Tank pitch? That’s what you’re going for. Your job is to sell the person watching that video on your idea. Why is it good? No, why is it GREAT?! Tell them why they should care and how your idea could change the world. Be creative and keep it simple.  

After that, they will put your video into a gallery on May 22nd. That’s when the hustle starts. Get everyone you know to vote for your video. And we mean everyone! The top ten pitches will go before a panel of judges. where they’ll make a case for your idea. The panel will then select the Pitch Off champion and award one person $10,000.  

There’s also a bunch of special awards: most creative, most passionate, most daring, most concise, most entertaining, and most innovative. Each award winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card! 

May is Small Business Month at The UPS Store and we want you to win! Take your shot. Send in your pitch. Go after that $10,000 so you can launch your entrepreneurial dream! Who knows—maybe Gary will feature your business next season! Good luck! We’re rooting for you.

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09 May 2017
The Garden Tower Project - Joel Grant

(The Garden Tower Project - Joel Grant, Season 1, Episode 3)

1. How did you end up being cast on Start Up?  Did you submit or were you contacted?

Well, it was a while ago, there were several of us involved… I can’t answer that 100%, but one of them would know!

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31 March 2017
McClure's - Where are they now?

(McClure’s Pickles - Joe McClure, Season 1, Episode 1)

1. How did you end up being cast on Start Up?  Did you submit or were you contacted?

I think they were looking for people at that time for the first season and we were contacted. 

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24 March 2017
Getting to Know Marcus Lemonis, Also Known as "The Profit"

Do you ever wonder how millionaire entrepreneurs get to where they are? Click the link below to learn how Marcus Lemonis, better known as 'The Profit', went from starting a lawn mowing service at 12 years old to being one of the most notable investors, speakers and philanthropists today. Learn the criteria that Marcus feels are the most important elements in building a successful business.

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