“When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future. Things go wrong all the time when you are running your own business, but it’s how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.” ~ Lori Greiner, VC Investor on the TV show Shark Tank and “The Queen of QVC”
Summary: Lori Greiner is a renowned entrepreneur, inventor and the television personality. She is well known for investing in ABC’s Shark Tank as called as ‘Shark’ investor. Currently investing in ABC’s Shark tank she was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is also a television personality working and hosting in her shown, Clever and Unique Creations by Lori Greiner. She is also known as ‘ Queen of QVC’. She came up with the idea of building jewelry box which could hold more than 100 earrings. With the first release of her produce, she was able to convince many local stores to sell her products. She generated $500 million dollars as a patent in her plastic jewelry organizer. She is the president and CEO of the company For your Ease only. She has invested in many profit generating businesses, and ome of her own creative products includes Kitchen tools, travel bag and other accessories whose target consumer are women. She focuses on delivering qualitative products with reasonable prices. She has been able to be the top business women in U.S with her hard work and determination. Her products are regularly featured in high class magazines which includes Town and Country, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, Instyle and Family circle.
Q: Between QVC and Shark Tank and everything else you do, you obviously are a very, very busy person. As you’ve said, being an entrepreneur is a 24/7 lifestyle. How do you balance everything? What do you tell people when they ask for advice on balance?on staples.com
A: I tell people that you have to try to have fun along the way. You have to try to take some time for yourself, do some things that you enjoy — don’t make it just work, work, work. Whether that’s just going out to dinner with your family or spending a day doing something you all enjoy, you have to find time to do something that makes you happy.
If you have a family or a spouse, it’s important that you try to enlist them into your business. Get them involved so that they can also feel personally vested in it, that you’re doing something together and that you have a mutual common goal, because that’s more like a team effort. Everybody can take pride in it and people don’t mind so much the long hard hours if everybody is chipping in. I think it’s important to do that.