How to Swim with the Sharks
You Can Make Anything Happen!
Covering her personal journey through words of wisdom, funny anecdotes, and poignant commentary about the world of business, Lori Greiner’s speech seeks to inspire her audience to follow in her footsteps and be successful in their own lives.
Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!
Drawing on the razor-sharp insights and practical, insider’s advice found in her bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! Lori Greiner provides a real nuts-and-bolts look at how to bring an idea to profitable fruition. Chock-full of inspiring anecdotes and concrete takeaways, Lori’s speech will leave audiences emboldened to think like an innovative entrepreneur and prepared to make their business a smashing success.
Lori Greiner brings her business savvy to every engagement
A prolific and successful entrepreneur and inventor, LORI GREINER started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. To date she has created over 600 products and secured over 120 U.S. and international patents. Heralded for her tremendous business savvy, Lori is known for her uncanny ability to instantly tell if a product is a “hero or a zero”-- as her 90% success rate on new items launched attests to. Her international bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million-dollar reality. Known as the star "warm-blooded" Shark on Shark Tank, the four-time Emmy-winning entrepreneurial business show on ABC, Lori has been behind some of the show's most iconic and successful brands including Scrub Daddy, the now ubiquitous smiley-faced sponge, and the Simply Fit Board. Before Lori stepped in, Scrub Daddy was struggling to make $100,00 over 18 months. After her involvement, it became Shark Tank's most successful product to date, with over $98 million in retail sales over 4 years. Lori helped the Simply Fit Board achieve an even more meteoric rise, with $1.7 million in sales in just the first 48 hours. In Lori's substantive and engaging presentations, she brings her remarkable story and wide-ranging business experience to life, leaving audiences emboldened to think like an innovative entrepreneur and with the tools they need to take their brand to the next level. She's been sought-out to speak everywhere from IBM and Paypal, to Chase and the National Candy Association-- and receives rave reviews such as the following every time: "We were fortunate to have Lori Greiner as our closing keynote speaker... The room was filled to capacity... Many conferences lose half of their attendees before the conference concludes. Everyone stuck around to hear Lori Greiner. She offered an enlightening talk about how she got started...What a wonderful day!" (Venture Atlanta)
Lori Greiner launches publication with Parade Magazine
Prolific inventor and entrepreneur LORI GREINER has her own publication along with AMG/ Parade entitled LIVING INSPIRED by Lori Greiner. INSPIRED features inspiration, advice and insight on topics such as style, savvy shopping, money and investing, giving back, work/life balance, food and entertaining, health and beauty, travel and more. As AMG/ Parade executive Tracey Altman said: "Lori is a hero to women of all ages – and in INSPIRED by Lori Greiner, she'll teach her readers how they can be heroes in their own lives." Known as the “Queen of QVC” and “warm-blooded shark” on ABC’s smash hit and Emmy award-winning Shark Tank, Greiner is heralded for her bold inspiration and tremendous business savvy. At events she garners tweets of praise such as: "At #perfectlyposh and @LoriGreiner is slaying it on stage. 'You don't have to accept what you are given.'"
Lori Greiner does it again, lands Shark Tank’s bestselling product!
Renowned for being able to instantly tell whether a product is a “hero or a zero,” LORI GREINER knew the Simply Fit Board would be a top seller the moment their team demoed the product on Shark Tank. Meeting each of Lori’s tried and tested check points—it had the right price point, a universal appeal, and was very visual—Lori offered the Simply Fit Board partners $125,000 for a 20% stake and quickly developed a strategy to make it the hottest product on the market. Her strategy delivered. “In the first 24 hours they sold 34,000 units; in 48 hours they’d racked up $1.7 million in sales.” Thanks to Lori’s unparalleled experience and marketing genius, the Simply Fit Board went from $575,000 to $9 million in sales in just seven months. As Lori said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of product. We just launched in every Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kmart store, and soon we’ll be all over Europe, Japan and Australia. It’s just an amazing Cinderella story.”Watch Lori share insights on Simply Fit Board’s success >>
Lori Greiner's bestseller is the must-read guide to business success
Wildly popular and filled with practical, insider's advice, LORI GREINER's Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a national bestseller that topped both Amazon's and Wall Street Journal's Best Business Book lists. A real nuts-and-bolts look at how to bring an idea to profitable fruition, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! has inspired countless business advice articles, as no one is more qualified to discuss the myriad success and failures involved with launching a new product. Having started her career with the invention of a sole earring holder in 1997, Lori has brought 500 products to market, creating a multi-million dollar family of businesses. The ovations for the book speak for themselves: “I am used to dealing with Mavericks and Lori fits the bill! Lori Greiner’s insightful and practical book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! should be on the required reading list for anyone who wants to take an idea and turn it into a real business" (Mark Cuban); “Inventors, look no further—Lori Greiner’s book has it all. It’s fast, it’s fun to read, and it’s packed with all the information you need to turn your big idea into a huge success” (New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Vaynermedia).Watch Lori Greiner discuss her book on The View >>
Meet Lori Greiner
The Warm Blooded Shark™
Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand.
She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 600 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star Shark on the 4 time Emmy winning show, Shark Tank. Shark Tank is a hit entrepreneurial business show, on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality. Lori also has had her own show on QVC-TV, for the past 16 years called “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner.” Lori says she can tell instantly if a product is a “hero or a zero”, and this is clearly shown through her many thriving investments and a 90% success rate on new items launched. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date. Lori entered the literary world with her first book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! which is a National Best Seller and is a hands on, step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality.
Well-known for creating the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time, Greiner’s cleverly designed products cover a large range, and she is constantly adding new items. From must-have organizers for the home to kitchen tools, travel bags and clever solutions for everyday problems, Lori’s products are enjoyed by men and women alike. Her inspiration comes from her passion to bring happiness to people by making their everyday lives easier. Her products are sold on QVC and in retailers across the U.S. and in Europe.
Greiner’s accomplishments come from her sharp instincts and strong business sense. She oversees the legal and patent processes, and has driven her business to the success it has achieved. An expert on patenting and a guest speaker for the United States Patent & Trademark Office, she is hands-on in all facets of taking a product from concept to creation and to market within months. She has also helped many budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into hit products. At the heart of her own success is a combination of talent, hard work and perseverance, as well as sincere, energetic on-air appeal.
Greiner’s products are regularly featured in top magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She has also been profiled in Financial Times, Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur and has appeared on The View, Bloomberg, CNN and many others. Her Initial Silver Safekeeper was chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things.
A great believer that, if you are lucky enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back, Greiner’s most gratifying moments come when she is able to help budding entrepreneurs achieve the same success she feels lucky enough to have enjoyed. She also believes that what matters most in life is who a person is and what is in their soul. She and her company annually donate a substantial amount of their profits to a variety of charities. Her all-American success story is refreshing in today’s challenging economy. Her inventions address the everyday needs of a wide-range of people, and her affordable pricing makes her products accessible, allowing her to spread her enthusiasm for problem-solving to millions.
Lori, in her effort to “pay it forward,” wrote her first book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It (Random House, 2014), which is a National Best Seller, was named one of the top 10 business books by Amazon.com, and also made Wall Street Journal's top business books of 2014. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It, is a hands-on, nuts and bolt on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality. Lori takes you step-by-step all along the way. Another part of the book’s tremendous popularity are the personal stories Lori shares and exclusive, behind the scenes about her journey.
In addition, Lori is a much sought after speaker inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams as she has and offers in her book and on stage the recipe to achieve great success. This also adds to Lori’s philosophy of helping others and sharing her experience to benefit others-all in an entertaining way.