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From Rejected To Major Retailers: What Happened To The Lip Bar After 'Shark Tank?'

If you’re a burgeoning business owner or hopeful entrepreneur, chances are you’re familiar with ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Premiering in 2009, the show’s premise revolves around aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their products or business ideas to a panel of potential investors, known as “sharks.” Made up of successful business moguls including Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary, these seasoned vets have the power to make some big dreams come true, as contestants plead for investment funds in exchange for equity in their companies. The show has been the force behind some of the industry’s most coveted products, from the Squatty Potty to the Scrub Daddy. Some products that don’t secure a deal on the show still manage to make traction, including Melissa Butler’s inclusive cosmetic brand , The Lip Bar. But what happened to The Lip Bar after “Shark Tank?” Here’s what we know. Who Is Melissa Butler? Before her appearance on “Shark Tank,” Melissa Butler was a former Wall Street financial analyst who...

Mar 29, 2024

This Mom Launched a Beauty Brand With Her Daughter to Teach Her the Importance of Financial Freedom

Danielle and Samiah Pasha are the founders of The Beat House Cosmetics , a  beauty brand that the two launched this past Juneteenth. Not only are they business partners, but this mommy-daughter duo is the mastermind behind a business that Danielle says is teaching her daughter the importance of financial freedom. We had the opportunity to sit down with both Danielle and Samiah to discuss what it’s like being in business together, their love for makeup, and what’s in store for the line in the future. Why Danielle Chose Entrepreneurship Before she became a boss lady, Danielle served in the military as a civilian contractor working in various war zones while deployed in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. She shares how all of the contracting and meeting different people helped her to learn the importance of financial freedom and how there’s not a lot of it in the Black community. “Not only do I want financial freedom for myself, but I want to pass it along to my children as well,” said...

Sep 28, 2020