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Oilerie USA

November 6th, 2014 by

How many times have you walked into a Bar and received as many Free Shots as you cared to consume? No, not those kinds of shots, I’m talking about the good stuff made from virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Yum, now that’s what I’m talking about!

Curt Campbell is the owner of Oilerie Oils who’s appearing on the Shark Tank in episode 604 this Friday night. If you never visited an Oilerie Olive Oil Bar before, your taste buds are in for a real treat from these exotic flavors produced in Italy and now available in the United States. Curt and his wife Amy, began this journey mastering the art of Olive Oils and Vinegars while on a vacation in Italy. After seeing how popular this product is abroad, the idea came to them, “why don’t they have olive oil bars in the U.S.?’

Within six months, the Campbell’s started importing bulk specialty olive oils from 4th generation Italian Master, Adriano Mantova, and re-bottled the product under their own “Oilerie Oils Label”. The first little cottage store’s located in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, which turned into an instant success almost overnight. According to the website, this flagship store started in 2003, is only 325 square feet, and brings in almost $1 million in annual sales.

After watching a few videos of Curt Campbell explaining the entire Oilerie Olive Oil products, its become very clear there’s a lot more to this business than you might think. Now over ten years later, and dozens of trips back to Italy, Curt clearly has mastered the fine art of specialty oils we’ll learn about on this episode 604 of the Shark Tank Show.

Honeyfund

November 6th, 2014 by

I think most couples would agree they loved all the presents they received on their wedding day, but it sure would have been nice not to end up with a bunch of presents they’ll never use. Using modern technology to help solve this problem receiving gifts you “really want”, you can now set up a Free HoneyFund Registry account, and plan and help pay for your ultimate Honeymoon at the same time.

The HoneyFund Registry was started by Josh and Sara Margulis, who will be appearing on the Shark Tank this Friday night in episode 604 on October 24, 2014. A good way to describe the Free Honeymoon Fund service is basically running a crowd funding campaign for your Honeymoon. You already have a house full of “stuff”, but maybe lacking the funds needed to go on the ultimate Honeymoon you’ve always imagined.

When Josh and Sara got married they wanted to go to Fiji for their Honeymoon and preferred any wedding gifts go towards paying for the trip instead of a traditional household gift. The soon-to-be married couple researched over a dozen online wedding registry’s to make it as easy as possible for their guests, but was shocked at the high prices and booking fees. With all the website building tools available today, they figured why not start their own Online Wedding Registry customized to help pay for the ultimate Honeymoon they both envisioned.

This creative solution the Margulis’s came up with to help pay for their honeymoon was an instant success raising over $5100.00 towards their trip to Fiji. It wasn’t long after the honeymoon the new couple started thinking about other newlywed’s in the same situation preferring the “Ultimate Honeymoon” above any other present. A new online business was soon born to compete with other Wedding Registry’s, but with one small little detail, the HoneyFund Registry is Free for you and all your guests. The site is supported by minimal advertising, or you can choose an ad-free registry page with upgraded options for only $19.99 and up.

HoneyFund before the Shark Tank Update

The HoneyFund site not only is a great way to crowd fund your honeymoon, its also a great site to help put together a great vacation. Nothing is left to chance when planning the ultimate vacation on this site. The one thing that’s a little concerning the Sharks might not like is how much revenue the Honey Fund site is generating from this business model. You can use the Wedding Registry for free if you don’t mind a few advertisements on the page, or pay only $19.99 and up, for ad-free and upgraded options. It will be interesting to see if the Margulis’s discuss the actual percentage of upgrades during their appearance on the Shark Tank.

The wedding registry also has a 100% Free Private Label available for travel agents and wedding planners. I assume the site also offers the upgraded version to all private label registers, and that’s how they’re making money from giving away this free service. It’s hard to imagine the Honey Fund’s not connected with a travel agency to book vacations considering the level of detailed planning on the site. But as far as I can tell, this potential revenue stream has not been implemented. There must be something more to making money with this unique concept then meets the eye, but need to wait until the Shark Tank airs to find out exactly how much profit is being generated.

The main thing you’ll need to consider when crowdfunding for your honeymoon is the delay when booking your trip, and the wedding day when most of the financial gifts will arrive. In most cases the trip will need to be booked several weeks in advance, so keep that in mind and make sure you budget accordingly.

EmergenSee

November 6th, 2014 by

Turn your Smartphone or Tablet into a Personal Security System all with the simple download of the EmergenSee App. This Patented State-of-the-Art technology Streams Live Video, Audio, GPS (Location and Movements) in real time to Pre-selected Contacts and keeps You Connected when You Need it the Most.

Beatbox Beverages

November 6th, 2014 by

It’s time to throw a party in the Shark Tank. Not just any party, but an eco-friendly BeatBox Party. Forget about all those bottle and cans that ultimately make a big mess, just simply grab one of these ready mixed drink Beat Box Beverage Party in a Box, and you’re good to go.

Two of the entrepreneurs behind the Beat Box Beverage is Justin Fenchel, Aimy Steadman, who will be appearing on Shark Tank Episode 604, October 24,2014. At first you might think, hey these Beat Boxes sure resemble the wine-in-box boxes that’s been around for years, what’s so unique about this alcoholic product?

You would be correct that serving large portions of wine in a box is nothing new. What makes the Beat Box Beverage’s stand out above anything else on the market is for one, this is not wine, but a blend that tastes more like a tasty mixed drink. Considering the alcohol content is 22 proof, it’s safe to say the Beat Box Beverage will have the same effect after a few mixed drinks as well. Each box holds 5 liters of the wine based mixed drinks, or seven bottles of wine in a single package, which makes this the perfect way to throw an eco-friendly party without all the trash.

The BeatBox Beverage Founders started a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo in December of 2012, promoting their Party in A Box alcoholic beverage, and raise the initial $10,000.00 needed to kick start this Hip Brand. The campaign ended January 20, 2013, with only $6,000.00 in pledges, but was ultimately enough to put their dreams into action and start the Beat Box Brand.

Beat Box before Shark Tank Update

The one thing that sticks out about the BeatBox compared to any other product seen on the Shark Tank has to do with their unsuccessful crowd funding campaign. It seems like every new episode has at least one or two products that ran a successful crowd-funding campaign prior to an appearance on the Show. But what makes the BeatBox Beverages standout is its the only product that didn’t have an overwhelming successful funding campaign, and yet they still made the final-cut for the Shark Tank Show.

This little fact is not necessarily a bad thing, in fact quite the opposite considering the level of competition to get on the show. The Beat Box might have been beaten down a bit after the campaign, but someone from the Shark Tank Show still seen this product as a great opportunity for the Sharks to invest in this business.

So far the Beat Box Beverage’s is available in approximately two dozen stores all over the State of Texas. You can also order their Shark Tank Special online which consists of two BeatBoxes for only $64.99 with “Free Shipping”. Two boxes is equivalent to 68 drinks, (must be 21 years old) which is plenty for the best party in a box you’ve ever had. To get the party headed in the right direction, be sure to also check out the Beat Box App available on iTunes.