Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran

Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran Podcast

I’m smart at getting to where I want to go, and I can teach you how to do it! I had 22 jobs before starting my real estate company with a $1000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business. Today I’m a ’Shark’ on ABC’s hit show "Shark Tank." It didn’t take a fancy degree to get here but took street smarts and a lot of courage. Life is too short to waste your time practicing someone else’s fancy theory on success. I give you the straight talk and the confidence to get there. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

71: Cash In Your Reality Check
Whether it's a start-up or a well-oiled machine, your business might need a reality check. In this episode, I talk to two women who face vastly different issues. Janel wants to split up a partnership due to contrasting core values with her partner, while Lisa's got a rock solid idea with zero feedback. So how do they both move on successfully? Tune in to find out! Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode - or even call you up to d...

70: How To Get Un-Stuck From a Work Rut
Meghan wants to increase her value at her organization. Nathan wants to reinvent his company. Neither are sure which steps to take to get there. This week, I step in to take the reins and help them get out of their work ruts. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.  This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is pres...

70: How To Get Un-Stuck From a Work Rut
Meghan wants to increase her value at her organization. Nathan wants to reinvent his company. Neither are sure which steps to take to get there. This week, I step in to take the reins and help them get out of their work ruts.Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presen...


69: You've Been Served...Now What!?
What do you do when your successful business gets hit with legal trouble? Today I'm talking to a small business owner whose name caught the attention of the big guys, and I call in a surprise guest to help her through it. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode.  Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.  This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is present...

68: Ladies, Let's Get Started
Today we're talking to the ladies! Three strong women called in looking to get their businesses off the ground, and I had great conversations and learned a lot! Tune in for my best advice about getting it going. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.  This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by OnDec...

68: Ladies, Let's Get Started
Today we're talking to the ladies! Three strong women called in looking to get their businesses off the ground, and I had great conversations and learned a lot! Tune in for my best advice about getting it going.Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by OnDeck ...


67: Doing Well By Doing Good
Starting a business with altruistic goals? Whether it's for profit or non-profit, the rules for getting ahead are the same. Today I have the good fortune of speaking with some amazing folks who are looking to give back through their work, and I bet you'll be as inspired as I was to hear their stories and give them some input to help them along the way. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Subscribe to Business Unusual with B...

66: You're Never Too Young To Start A Business
Just starting out and don’t know where to go? How do you use a sales career to really make a fortune? And how young is too young to start a business? Listen in for my best advice. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. If you've got a burning business question, don't forget to call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode -- or even call you up live! Subscribe to Business Unus...

65: Tackling All Your Workplace Problems
Yet again, your boss asks you to stay 'til midnight, your coworkers are energy-suckers and someone stole the client you've been working with for ages. Sound familiar? Hopefully not, but I bet it does. You see, problems in the workplace are inevitable! And they happen every darn day. This week I tackle stories from folks who have put up with too much for too long. So if you've been running your business off of personal credit cards, or dealing with a passive-aggressive co-worker, tune in! We also have a liv...


64: Time For An Attitude Adjustment
Your attitude shapes your life, and that's the truth! So why is it that we have such a hard time approaching certain situations positively? (Myself included!) Solving your biggest problems frequently begins with addressing your attitude - but how do you get from point A to Point B? Lucky for you, in this episode I'm answering some of your most frequently asked questions on how to give your mindset a complete 180, as well as sharing some tangible tools and tips along the way. If you've got a burning business...

63: When It's Time To Change Careers
Maybe you've already taken the leap into self-employment and are missing the big salary you left behind...or maybe you're afraid to make the move due to financial issues from your past. No matter what, changing careers mid-stream can be stressful! Listen in as I answer queries from folks who've reached a professional crossroads and help them find the best way forward. If you've got a burning business question, don't forget to call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a f...

62: How To Gain From Growing Pains
Got growing pains? Don’t fret! It means you've gotten over the hump of getting started and are now racing forward...but new problems arise: your office is too small, your partner is not working out or you're thinking of bringing your spouse into the company.  Listen in for all the answers to your burning questions about the obstacles that get thrown at a young business. Plus, we present my first live call, where I give advice in real time. So, if you've got a burning business question, don't forget to call ...


61: How To Get Started The Right Way
Starting a business is the hardest part, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. This week, I answer several listener questions about the do's and don'ts of starting a business and give my best advice to get it going.  Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode.   Subscribe to Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by O...

60: Getting Comfy With The Bros Behind My Biggest Shark Tank Success
What does it take to go from $0 to $50 million in sales in under a year? I sat down with Brian and Michael Speciale (the 'e' is silent), the pair behind my biggest - and most unlikely - Shark Tank success, The Comfy. Hear the amazing story of how their sales exploded, where they found their inspiration from, and how you can do it, too. Listen until the end for a special offer from the bros. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode...

59: How Dyslexia Made Me A Millionaire
Think that learning challenges will keep you at the back of the pack for life? Not so fast. Here's how my learning disability gave me the skills to become the businesswoman I am today. Plus, I answer your questions about whether youth can be a disadvantage in a job search and how to put your best arm forward when a disability prevents you from a traditional handshake.  Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unus...


58: Lessons From Dad
What could I learn about business from a man who was always changing jobs? Well, almost everything. With Father’s Day coming up, I wanted to spend some time sharing the most important lessons I learned from my dad that were key to building my business. Plus, I answer your questions about marketing, passive income, and closing a sale.  Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode.  Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHear...

57: How Shark Tank's Grace & Lace Turned Tragedy Into Success
The founders of Grace & Lace, one of my most successful Shark Tank investments, had anything but a traditional start. Rick and Melissa Hinnant turned tragedy into gold with their accidental business that saw $1M in sales in just 5 days after airing on the show. On today’s episode, we talk about being a victor instead of a victim, their unique community approach to marketing, and why it’s important to never stop learning.  Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just ...

56: 8 Tricks To Build A Top-Notch Brand
I believe in brand building - it made me rich. I didn't realize it at the time, but when I sold my business after 30 years, the real value was in the brand I built. Tune in and I'll give you the 8 solid ways to build a top-notch brand in any field. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode.  Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual w...


55: Growing a Brand with The Ladies Behind Comments By Celebs
What does it take to get 1 million followers in just over a year? I sat down with the girls behind the popular Instagram account @CommentsByCelebs to find out. I thought they could teach me a thing or two about social media, but it turned out to be so much more. We talk seizing opportunity, building a brand, and the power of collaboration. I even read their tarot cards, and you'll never believe what's in store for them. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just mi...

54: The 5 Lessons I Learned From A Housewife
Think you could raise 10 kids in a 2 bedrooom house? That's exactly what my mom did, and I'll tell you how the lessons I learned from her made all the difference in building my business. Plus, I answer your questions about providing value to others and when to take a loan for your business.  Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA to ask a question for a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business ...

53: Something About Mary
CNBC Producer Mary Hanan has the TV business dream job. I met Mary when she interviewed me for CNBC's "The Brave Ones" and I knew immediately I had to have her on the show. So I turned the tables on Mary and put her in the hot seat to learn how she worked her way up to the top, and she shared many of the interesting situations she found herself in along the way.Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA to ask a question for a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, ...


52: What I Learned From Bad Bosses
I had 23 bosses before starting my business and I know that a bad one is sure to kill your confidence. So what do you do when you don't see eye to eye? I answer your questions about dealing with a bad boss and becoming a better leader.  Want to hear your question on Business Unusual? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet at @barbaracorcoran to ask a question for a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  This episode of Business U...

51: The Secret Sauce To Raising An Entrepreneur
The Secret Sauce To Raising An Entrepreneur Think your kid is either destined for success or not? Think again. Listen up and I’ll tell give you the secret sauce for raising a successful entrepreneur, even if they often do the opposite of what you say. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  This episode of Business Unus...

50: Deliver the Money, Honey!
What do you do when your boss won’t deliver the raise you were promised? I’ll tell you how to get them to pay up. Plus, I answer more of your questions about balancing time and tell you about a bathroom pitch gone wrong.  Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is pre...


49: The 5 Biggest Interview Mistakes That Won't Get You The Job
If you really want the job, don't make these stupid mistakes. I've interviewed 1000s of people, and these are the biggest deal breakers. Plus, I answer an interesting question about an unwanted promotion. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by OnDeck B...

48: How To Make Them Beg For Your Product
If you’ve created the perfect product your business should be an instant success, right? Not quite. A good gimmick is just as important. Here’s how to get Big Time attention for your business. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by OnDeck Business ...

47: How Straight D's Built My Business
Think a lousy report card means you won’t make millions? Not so fast. Here’s how I turned my liabilities into assets and made a lot of money doing it. Plus, I answer some of your great questions about business plans and measuring success. Got a question for me? Call me at 888-BARBARA or tweet me @barbaracorcoran and I just might answer on a future episode. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Bar...


46: 5 Lessons I Learned As A Diner Waitress
Want to know what you’ll need to succeed in business? Get a job as a waitress. Here are the top 5 lessons I learned at the Fort Lee Diner that helped me build my business. Plus, I’ll tell you how to get a start on that business you keep dreaming about.  Guess what? I’ve got a brand new hotline where you can call in your questions and comments. It’s 1 888 BARBARA. Easy enough, right? You can also tweet your question @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with B...

45: When To Burst Someone’s Bubble
For every 10 businesses started, 9 fail. Here’s my argument for being honest when you doubt an idea will fly.  Plus, I answer some of your questions about constructive criticism, staying focused, and how to balance your side gig with your kids. Got a question for me? I’ve got a brand new hotline so you can ask me! Call 888-BARBARA or ask me on Twitter and I’ll give it to you straight. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about...

44: How To Choose Great People
Are you surrounding yourself with people who just don’t measure up? Here are three simple questions to ask before getting stuck with a clunker – in work and in life.   Plus, I answer some important questions about start-ups going big with social media and how to face down naysayers and bullies.   Guess what? I’ve got a brand new hotline where you can call in your questions and comments. It’s 1 888 BARBARA. Easy enough, right? Looking forward to hearing from you. You can also tweet your question @Barbara...


43: The Comeback That (Almost) Knocked Me Down
Setbacks got you down? Here’s a wakeup call to get un-stuck. I’ve heard from a lot of folks lately who feel like things aren’t going their way, and believe me, I know just how rough that can be. So I’m laying out for you the best way to stage your OWN comeback and keep moving forward. Plus, I answer some more of your great voicemail questions about how to stay motivated while pursuing your dreams, the ABC’s of franchising and the best habits for a successful life. Guess what? I’ve got a brand new hotline wh...

42: Behind the Scenes at “Shark Tank” With Mike Stephens, Our Secret Weapon
We give you the down and dirty on “Shark Tank” as Mike, my young hunky business manager, spills the beans on what really goes on behind the scenes. Everything you wanted to know but didn’t know how to ask. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode of Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran is presented by On Deck Bus...

41: Why Poor Kids Have An Edge
Growing up with 10 siblings in a two-bedroom apartment and not a lot of money to go around wasn’t easy, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. In fact, it’s core to my success! Listen in and I’ll tell show you how a humble beginning can lead to a lucrative career. Also, I dig in to some great listener questions, including advice for a realtor looking to make a big move and where I get my motivation to excel from. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it...


40: Congratulations, You’re Fired!
I’ve had a lot of jobs, been fired from three – listen in and you can enjoy my tales of failure. Bottom line? Getting fired is rough – really rough -- but here’s how to turn a catastrophe into good fortune. Plus, I answer a listener question about how to play to your strengths in business. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcast...

39: Are You Doing What You Want To Be Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?
Not happy with your job? Sometimes you’ve got to hit the pause button. Make no mistake: some of the most successful people in the world found their success in their second or third careers. Listen in to hear what I’ve learned about making big changes in your life. Plus, I answer a great question about how to find the perfect people for your start-up business – there are some great local resources right in front of your nose! Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may j...

38: Inside “Shark Tank” With Mr. Wonderful
At long last, I sit down with my friend and foil, Kevin O’Leary, known to many of you as “Mr. Wonderful.” We talk all things Shark Tank and answer all the questions you’ve always wanted to know but didn’t want to ask. We also dig deep into what made Mr. Wonderful the person he is, including why he really isn’t THAT wonderful. Just kidding, Kevin. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran o...


37: It Takes Two To Tango: Why Partnerships Succeed
New at business? You’re silly to do it alone when you can hire the absolute perfect partner to help you carry the ball and build a bigger success. Listen in and I’ll tell you how to do it. Plus, I answer more of your questions about why naivety can prove your best asset and how to decide what to pay your employees. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe w...

36: Girls Rule In Business
If you think that being a woman puts you at a disadvantage in business, think again! Listen in and I’ll tell you how I turned my gender into a killer advantage – and how you can, too. Plus, I go deep to answer your great questions about how to market a marijuana dispensary and how to start out in the real estate business. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or sub...

35: Don’t Make Your Landlord Rich
If you’re starting a new business, you need to keep costs low – so renting is the way to go, right? I say no! I’ll tell you why you should scrape together the cash to buy your business headquarters from the get-go.  Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about how to get the press to pay attention to your little mom and pop shop and what to do about a toxic work environment. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! F...


34: How Not To Spoil Your Kids
I was one of 10 kids growing up in a two-bedroom apartment. Now that I’ve had some success, you probably think I’m raising my kids in the lap of luxury. Not so – in fact, learning to overcome struggle is one of the most important lessons any kid can get. Listen in and I’ll tell you on how I tried to raise productive, compassionate kids. And I think it’s working!  Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about whether your bad credit will doom your business, and how to find motivation in a compa...

33: “I’m Out” – How I Decide Which Businesses I Won’t Invest In
I’m asked all the time what I look for in an entrepreneur on “Shark Tank,” and how I know if someone won’t be successful. The truth is I always know I’m out much faster than I know I’m in because I spot a few early warning signs that let me know I’ll soon lose my money. Listen in and I’ll tell you what those signs are. Also, I’ll answer some more of your great questions about how to get financing for your growing business, as well as what to do when management is doing all the complaining. Got a business...

32: Tame Your Emails!
So you think the only way to convey enthusiasm in a business email is by sprinkling in a bunch of exclamation points? Not so fast. It’s time to tame your text – I’ll show you how, and why it’s important. Plus, listen to my answers to your pressing questions about patents, personal integrity and much more. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just answer it on a future episode! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever yo...


31: Smartphone Rehab
When you’re trying to make big business moves you have to be glued to your phone 24/7, right? Nope! Sounds like you need some smartphone rehab. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through the steps to make yourself the boss, not your phone. Plus, I answer a core question from the UK about how to find the upside in failure. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe whe...

30: Go Big Or Else
You’ve built your business from the ground up, and it’s starting to hum along nicely. So the best path is to stay the course, right? Sorry! Listen in this week to understand why you MUST go big – staying small is a one-way road to regret. Don’t worry, I’ll give you the step-by-step on how to jump start your growth. Plus, I answer one of the most important questions I get asked: how do I know if my great idea is a business? Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may ju...

29: Ladies, It's Time To Get Paid!
Women, if you think you’re getting what you deserve, think again! As we celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day this November 19th, here’s my decisive formula to help you get what you truly deserve when it’s time to talk raise. You’ve earned it and it’s time to get what’s yours. Plus, don’t miss my answer to a listener who thinks she may be getting looked over due to her gender. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Busine...


28: Opportunity Won't Knock
Sure, patience is a virtue, but not always in business. Waiting around for opportunity to knock is a waste of time. Opportunity can hide in the worst situations — listen in and I’ll show you the way to find it. Plus, I answer more of your great questions about when your working style dictates it might be time to look for a new job, and how to get your groove back when you’re lost in the grind. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show...

27: Fire Your Boss
So you finally land your ideal gig and you’re going to be loving each and every workday, right? Not so fast. If you have a terrible boss, you’ll never be happy at work. Listen in and find out if it’s time for you to fire them – and how to do it. Plus, I answer more of your great questions about when – and if – to take outside investment, and how to supercharge your job interview skills by anticipating the most-asked questions. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I m...

26: Presentation Matters
So you think it’s superficial to focus on what you’re wearing or how you carry yourself for a business meeting? Sorry! Though they might not admit it, most people make very quick decisions about people based on how they present themselves. But don’t panic -- listen in for five tips on how to put your best foot forward. Plus, I answer more of your great questions about how to proceed if you have a great idea for an improvement to an existing product or service, and how to get unstuck – the answer might sur...


25: Finally! Five Secrets To Pitch Perfect(ly)
Your business idea is so good it’s going to sell itself! Right? Come on now, you know better. Here are the secrets to making the perfect pitch to get your hands on the cash – honed from years listening in the Shark Tank trenches. Plus, I go deep to answer an amazing voice mail question about how to start your side hustle. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subs...

24: Book Smarts Don't Cut It
Saving up for that fancy degree before launching your business? Forget it! Here are the street smarts that get my most successful entrepreneurs to the finish line.  Plus, I answer more of your burning questions about wasting money on a patent, how to balance your optimism with reality and a surefire way to choose a successor. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or ...

23: Not a Cake Walk: My Interview With Kim Daisy
If you think having a big night on “Shark Tank” is a guarantee of instant success, you don't know the real story!  Listen in as I chat with one of my favorite – and most successful – entrepreneurs, Kim Daisy of Daisy Cakes. Don’t let her Southern charm and fun backstory (her mom is her partner!) fool you – nine years in and she works her buns off! She’s had her share of big breaks and almost catastrophic setbacks, and you can hear all about it in this special episode. Got a business question you want to a...


22: Millennials: Quit That Job!
You think you need to hang tight on your first job out of school to put some miles on your resume? Nope! I’m here to say, job hop away – and find the one that suits you! And, I answer more of your amazing voicemails about how to land a great interview and some secrets behind my “Shark Tank” success. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen...

21: The Romance of a Good Negotiation
Most people think negotiating is all about two parties reaching the right price – but that’s just a by-product, really. Listen in and I’ll give you my secrets on what to focus on to successfully negotiate on anything! And it has nothing to do with numbers. Also, I answer your voicemails and questions about what to do when external issues threaten your livelihood, how to find customers ready to spend money on your product and what’s the best investment to make today. Got a business question you want to ask...

20: From Intern To Rock Star
If you think the secret to being a good intern is to smile, nod your head and be the perfect student, well, you’re wrong. Listen in and I’ll school you on the best way to show your summer boss you’re invaluable…and they MUST offer you a full-time gig. Plus, I answer your voicemails about how to conquer procrastination and why business plans truly are overrated. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Ba...


19: Naysay No More
So you think a fancy psychiatrist is the best solution to a crippling bout of self-doubt? Nonsense! Pull up a chair and let Dr. Corcoran talk some sense into you. Plus I answer your voicemail messages about how to get un-stuck and what’s the absolute best investment a millennial can make. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just address it in a future show! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcast...

18: Firing For Success
Everybody enjoys making a good hire, but no one enjoys firing someone. I’ll tell you how to do it in a way that benefits both parties and leaves your old employee smiling as they walk out the door. Plus I answer your voicemail messages and address issues like how to handle your inept supervisor, the steps creative thinkers should take when starting a business plan and how to get up and going with your new business. Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCorcoran and I may just addres...

17: Don’t Quit Your Day Job – How 2 Cousins Built An Empire As A Side Gig
You think you’ll have to dive in hook, line and sinker to start your new business? Nope! Many of my most successful entrepreneurs were just moonlighting until their business was humming enough to quit their jobs. Here’s how Cousins Maine Lobster Founders Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis did it. They have an incredible story and a lot of great insights to share with us – and volunteered to be guinea pigs for my first interview episode. Listen in!  Got a business question you want to ask me? Tweet it @BarbaraCo...


16: Tell Better Stories!
You just closed that big deal sure to transform your business – so hire a shrewd PR company to toot your horn, right? No way, keep your money in your pocket! I’ll tell you how to create the story that people actually care about, so you can garner a ton of free publicity. Plus I’ll answer your voicemails about how to know if your new business idea is a good one, and how to quick-test your product in the real world. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you lis...

15: Play To Your Strengths - Hard!
Throughout your working life, you’ve become aware of your strengths and weaknesses. So, now that you’re starting your own business, you figure it’s time to brush up on the areas you're not so good at, right? Nope! Listen in as I explain why you need to lean into your strengths and natural abilities, not fix the stuff you’re bad at. Plus I’ll answer your voicemails about which Shark Tank investments I regret (even if they made me money), how to generate sales leads and the secrets to getting a patent. Fo...

14: Get It Started The Right Way
You have an ingenious gadget that you want to get into the market. So you slave over every last product detail and make sure you’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s before the big roll-out, right? Wrong! Listen up as I tell you the only steps you should be taking to get your product off to a great start, how you price it, and what not to waste your money on!  Plus I’ll answer more voicemails about the importance of self-doubt, when to spend your start-up money, and how to fire a family member. ...


13: Secrets Of Sales Superstars
Can anyone become a great salesperson if they put their mind to it? Or are great salespeople just born that way?  Neither! Listen in and hear what really sets business-driving sales animals apart from the pack. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

12: Hire Like A Boss
If you think finding new talent begins and ends with a resume, you’re dead wrong. Listen in as I give you the three rules for how to hire amazing people – the heart of any successful business. Plus, I answer your voicemails, give some free marketing advice and finally tell you what I really think about millennials in the workplace. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @Barbara...

11: How To Bounce Back
Afraid of failure? You may be approaching it wrong. Every milestone in my career and my life happened on the heels of failure. Listen in and learn how to tap into new energy when the chips are down. Plus, I answer your voicemail questions and tell you the simple secret to a good handshake and how to network with purpose. Want a chance to chat with me? Write a review here and send a screenshot to BusinessUnusual@barbaracorcoran.com for a chance to win a one-on-one 30-minute video consultation where I’ll ans...


10: Stay Creative Or Die Trying
If you think being creative means dreaming up new ideas no one’s ever thought of, you're dead wrong. Listen in as I talk about the unusual places I’ve drawn inspiration from, and share my easy formula for making your workplace super-creative. Plus: does limitless passion guarantee the success of your new business?  Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she m...

9: Your Path To The Perfect Mentor
My first and only mentor was my mom – but not everyone can be so lucky. Listen in to hear who you should be targeting as a mentor (hint: it’s not always the guy with the biggest wallet), and the best way to approach them without coming on too heavy. Also, what should you do if you know you’d be an amazing entrepreneur but you don’t know what business to start? Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to as...

8: Secrets Of A Happy Team
So you think your big book of business will guarantee a spot on my team? Maybe – but you better not be a whiner. The best teams are full of happy people – and a boss who goes out of their way to recognize them. Plus, how insults in the workplace can be inspiring, and why you shouldn’t wait for the perfect time to launch your own business. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.  Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @...


7: Stand Up To Be Heard!
You might think someone like me was born ready-made to address the masses. Well you're wrong! It took a lot of focus and some clever problem-solving to get myself comfortable on the podium. Listen in and learn why public speaking is one of the most important parts of building your business. Plus more of your smart business questions answered – including what to do if you’re a timid cold-caller. You might not like the answer. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe whereve...

6: Getting The Raise You Deserve
So, you’re hitting all your goals at work and doing more than what’s expected – getting a raise should be a no-brainer, right? Nope! Here’s what you actually need to do – complete with step-by-step directions – to get more money. Plus, Barbara answers your questions about coming of age in the shark-infested waters of the NYC real estate market and whether left-brainers can build successful businesses. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts...

5: Why The Little Guy Always Beats The Big Guy
What do you do when you're facing a competitor with unlimited resources? Or a marketplace that's saturated with similar products? Barbara tells you how to use the one advantage you have. Plus, she answers listener questions about surviving failures, whether building a business is difficult and the best questions to ask job applicants. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @Barba...


4: Sizing Up People
You think hiring the person with the right resume is the key to success? Nope. Listen up as Barbara spills the beans on the only criteria to consider when building your staff. And it's not salaries, benefits or swanky offices that will keep them -- Barbara tells you the key ingredient all great workplaces share. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask? Tweet Barbara @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just...

3: Perceive Your Success
When you’re running your own business, you need to establish your voice in your field. Hear how Barbara bluffed her way into being New York’s foremost real estate expert – and then became that very thing. Plus, stop fretting about work-life balance; it doesn’t exist. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show! Learn more a...

2: Top Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
Did you know you may already have what it takes to start a successful business? Barbara reveals the key traits she finds in her most successful entrepreneurs. Plus, find out why she’s suspicious of partners who hang on her every word! Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...


1: How to Reinvent Yourself
For the debut of "Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran", Barbara talks reinventing yourself to find your next perfect career, and how her mom’s sock drawer system helped guide her success in business. Follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Got a business question you want to ask Barbara? Tweet her @BarbaraCorcoran and she may just address it in a future show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Introducing Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran
Be sure to follow Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran on iHeartRadio, or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...