Are you trying to get inspiration for starting your own business or taking your unique, big idea to market? Watching shows on Direct TV and cable is a good way to get ideas on how to implement and monetize your great idea. Not only that, but you can learn from the mistakes from others and get expert advice from successful and experienced entrepreneurs.
Here are the top 3 shows for entrepreneurs and a rundown of how watching them on a regular basis can help you succeed in your business pursuits.
1) How I Made My Millions
This CNBC special features companies and industries that have been successful, and it takes an inside look at how their businesses run and how they gained such success. If you're a young entrepreneur needing inspiration, watching these business success stories is just the show for you. How I Made My Millions airs on CNBC on Saturdays and Sundays.
2) Shark Tank
As an adaptation of the British show Dragon's Den, Shark Tank takes you inside the world of early-stage investing. Inventors and entrepreneurs come before a panel of experienced investors to pitch their ideas in hopes of getting the funding they need to take them to the next level. It's not just the idea or invention itself that's important – the investors like to see an entrepreneur who has a strategy for monetizing and maximizing the value of their concept. Entrepreneurs can learn a lot about the world of venture capital investing from this show, which airs on ABC on Fridays.
3) Your Business
This TV show isn't dedicated specifically to startups. It tackles the issues that already-established businesses deal with. The show's host interviews small business people to get fresh insights on business strategies and philosophies. The show also features an “elevator” pitch in which an entrepreneur pitches their product or service to the featured business experts on the show in hopes of getting approval. Your Business airs on MSNBC on Sunday mornings.