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Beyond the Tank
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Beyond The Tank is a spinoff featuring former contestants folks continuing to build their businesses while receiving mentorship from their Shark Tank partners. Not surprisingly, there's an endless array of business logos and products featured, and frequent mentions of vendors and retailers. Wine is occasionally visible. Kids won't be clamoring to see it, but business-minded teens may find the entrepreneurs' journey interesting.
What's the story?
BEYOND THE TANK is a Shark Tank spinoff that updates viewers on the entrepreneurs who negotiated deals on the show. The Shark Tank investors, including Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Barbara Corcoran check in on the businesses they've individually partnered with to see if they're doing well and generating cash. As the fledgling business owners discuss their milestones and mishaps, the Sharks offer suggestions, encouragement, and on occasion, some hard reality checks. After these meetings viewers get a chance to see if they've followed this advice. In addition, the series follows-up on people who didn't get investments on the original show to see how they're doing with marketing their products.
Is it any good?
The series gives Shark Tank fans a chance to see what happens to small businesses after investment deals are made and the companies continue to develop. They also get a chance to see how appearing on the show, regardless of whether they got a deal, impacted their ability to move forward with their business ventures.
Those interested in business and entrepreneurship will appreciate the brief bits of advice offered about when (and when not) to take risks, as well as making hard decisions about when to liquidate a product line or company in order to cut their losses. The show fully supports the idea of following your dreams, but underscores the hard work that goes into being successful.