When I was a child I watched how my parents would start and end the day. My mother was in charge of 5 children and my father would leave every morning to make a living in order to provide for us.
Some days were better for my father than others. He was a self-employed electrician - or tried his best to be. Later in life I learned that he played an important role in providing electricity for many of the churches in Baghdad as a young man, most of which don't exist anymore as a result of the warfare. In the United States however, he was not just an electrician, but also a painter, a carpet cleaner, and a handy man.
Could you imagine walking away from a 'Shark Tank' deal?
These businesses did just that. But why?
Coffee Meets Bagel owners, sisters Arum Dawoon, and Soo Kang, walked away from a $30 million dollar offer by Mark Cuban to have interest in their unique dating site.
Arum and Soo still got funding however after their episode aired and tripled its user base. It turns out, they had something in common with the other business owners that turned down the sharks.