Shark Wheel Inventor David Patrick answers THE QUESTION

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I recently spoke with inventor David Patrick; he's the guy who created the Shark Wheel. David is pitching his business in the Shark Tank season six finale on May 15, 2015. 

We had a nice chat about the physics behind his invention and how he discovered the Shark Wheel. We also talked about kids, long boarding, his other business called 4Sphere and how he came to be on Shark Tank.

I also asked him THE QUESTION:

"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"

His reply:

"Yes," he said while chuckling.

Oh those Californians and their ketchup! Too bad for David his wheels aren't the only thing that's "square!"


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Julie Thompson of PullyPalz answers THE QUESTION

I recently spoke with entrepreneur and inventor Julie Thompson. Julie's pitching her product, PullyPalz, on Shark Tank next week.

She told me all about the trials and tribulations of bringing a product to market, from concept to patents to manufacturing and sales. We spoke about her appearance and how she prepared as well.

I also asked her THE QUESTION:

"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"

Her reply:

"Yuck! No, I'm a mustard gal all the way!"

If Julie's taste in hot dog toppings is any indication of success, she'll DEFINITELY land a Shark!

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Rick Hinnant of Grace and Lace answers THE QUESTION

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Rick Hinnant of Grace and Lace. He and his wife, Melissa, did a deal with Barbara Corcoran in Shark Tank season five and they went on to BIG success in their show's aftermath. I was interviewing him for an update on the Shark Tank Blog.

We spoke about Rick's football days at the University of Texas, the Grace and Lace "backstory," the company's philanthropic endeavors, Rick's spirituality and how it's at the forefront of Grace and Lace's business model, and a lot more.

I also asked him THE QUESTION:

"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"

His answer:

"Yes. And mustard and relish, cheese and chili."

I can only hope God forgives Rick for this particular digression!

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Sticky Ties Founders answer THE QUESTION

I interviewed Becca Nelson and Ellie Brown recently. They're the founders of evREwares and the creators of Sticky Ties (that's Becca on the far left and Ellie in the middle). The two sisters appear in Shark Tank episode 607 on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

While interviewing them for Shark Tank Blog, we talked about everything from their childhoods, licensing products, Robert Herjavec's eyes, and how their business got started.

I also asked both of them THE QUESTION:

"Do you put ketchup on your hot dogs?"

Their answers:

Becca: "I prefer mustard and chili with onions."

Ellie: "I don't even like hot dogs. I never even liked them as a child."

It appears these two sisters pass the test. Becca has it DOWN. Ellie's saving grace is you can't put ketchup on a hot dog unless you actually eat one!

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