Founder of The Corcoran Group, Best-Selling Author, and current contributor to ABC's Shark Tank
Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job, however, that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, when she borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business named The Corcoran Group. She sold the business in 2001 for seventy million dollars.
Barbara is the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, an unlikely business book and a national best-seller. In it, Barbara credits her struggles in school and her mother’s kitchen-table wisdom for her success in the business world. The book is a fresh, frank look at how to succeed in life and business and is as heartwarming as it is smart and motivating. Her second book, Nextville, Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life is fast becoming another best-seller.
Barbara is the real estate contributor for NBC’s Today Show and CNBC, and she’s a columnist for The Daily News, MORE magazine and Redbook.
As a speaker, Barbara brings her front-lines experience and infectious energy to every person she meets. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.
How I Got Here
How do you turn a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business? According to self-made real estate empress Barbara Corcoran, you do it by learning how to fail well. Barbara tells the story of how, armed with a loan from her boyfriend and her own gritty determination, she quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City and turned that company into a multi-billion dollar business. A highly motivational and hugely entertaining success story.
Leading People to Greatness
Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons in how to get people moving on the path to professional and personal greatness. Barbara Corcoran, who led 1,000 + brokers at The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, is an expert in the art of leading a team to success. From hiring the right people and firing the wrong people to creating fun in the workplace and establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, Barbara shares her unique and winning strategies.
How to Create a Powerful Brand
Branding may be the single most important key to success in today’s highly competitive world of commerce. Barbara Corcoran is known for having built the most successful real estate brand in New York City, and now she reveals easy to follow tips on how she does it: how to create an image much bigger than reality; how to use the press to get free publicity; how to turn yourself into the go-to expert in your field. Barbara shares her personal advice, insights and anecdotes on creating a powerful brand.
Barbara Corcoran: Business Plans Not Built to Last
Along the bright pink walls of her Park Avenue office are photos of the businesses she has invested in on ABC's “Shark Tank.” These smiling entrepreneurs are a symbol of how far Corcoran's own career has come—turning a $1,000 loan into a business she ...
Barbara Corcoran shares 'Shark Tank' insights - USA Today
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Barbara Corcoran has made investing seed capital in a barbecue sauce company almost as exciting as winning "American Idol." Listening to pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs competing not only for her attention but her money as ...
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran to Join Equity Crowdfunding Site
Wall Street Journal (press release)
NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RockThePost, the investment crowdfunding platform that connects high quality entrepreneurs with accredited investors, announced today that Barbara Corcoran will be joining its Board of Directors. Via its ...
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