Entrepreneurs are the not kind of persons who just sit inside a closed room and gets the idea for their next innovation. The mind doesn’t work like that. A great idea always comes from your surroundings and from the kind of peoples you get inspire. Well, there is not much you can find apart daily soap drama and lame comedy for getting inspiration. We have shortlisted some of the best shows for entrepreneurs to get inspired by these great shows. Here, are the Top 10 Business Shows For Entrepreneurs Must Watch.
10. Planet Of The Apps
Planet of the apps is an American reality show judged by famous personalities Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, and Gary Vaynerchuk. The show has a unique concept. Every software maker will get 60 seconds on a moving escalator to pitch their idea. If any of the judges shows interesting in their idea. They partner with them for six weeks to work together. After that, they present their product to the venture capital investors and get a chance to feature on the Apple App Store. This is one of the most recently launched show in our Top 10 business shows for entrepreneurs list.
|Premiered||6 June 2017|
|Cast||Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, will.i.am|
9. House of Lies
This show is based on the book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch And Then Tell You The Time”. Don Cheadle is playing Marty Kaan who works as a head in a firm. Later, he leaves his job and started his own firm Kaan & Associates. In the show, Marty and his team deal with many clients in a very manipulative way and tries every single thing to get the deal done.
|Premiered||8 January 2012|
|Cast||Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Dawn Olivieri,|
Ballers is an American comedy-drama show created by Stephen Levinson. Spencer Strasmore played by Dwayne Johnson is a retired NFL player. After his retirement, he became a financial manager for the other current and retired NFL players. He contacts all his fellow players from the NFL to get him some clients. All the fun begins when he tries to deal with all the clients and all the crazy deals which he tries to crack with his clients.
|Premiered||21 June 2015|
|Cast||Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Miller, Donovan W. Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon, Arielle Kebbel|
7. Shark Tank
Shark Tank is one of the most popular show in our Top 10 business shows for entrepreneurs list. This is an American reality show produced by Mark Burnett. This show format is derived from the Japanese show named “Tigers of Money” showcased in 2001. In every episode, potential entrepreneurs come with their unique ideas and pitch to the four investors a.k.a sharks. The show pays these sharks for their participation in the show but the money which they spend in the entrepreneur’s ideas are their own. This show changed the lives of many entrepreneurs even if they leave empty-handed. They reported that just by appearing on the show their business got the boost of 10-20 times. Initially, the Finnmax, producer of the show ask contestants to sign an agreement promise for offering Finnmax a 2% royalty or 5% of the equity stake in their business. Later, they remove this requirement.
|Premiered||9 August 2009|
|Cast||Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington|
6. Billion Dollar Buyer
Billion Dollar Buyer is an American reality show starring American Business tycoon Tilman Joseph Fertitta chairman, CEO, and sole owner of Landry’s Inc one of the largest restaurant corporations in the US. Tilman visits cities across the United States and meets the small business owners trying to find the best hospitality products for his restaurants and casinos. In every episode, Tilman picks two different businesses. After reviewing their products he gives the advice to make improvements to meet the standard quality of Landry Inc. At the end of the episode, he reveals his decision which business is going to get “deal of a lifetime” and purchase their orders.
|Premiered||22 March 2016|
Startup is an American drama directed by Ben Ketai. Izzy Morales who is a young programmer creates a cryptocurrency GenCoin and try to get investors for it. The main plot of the show starts when she gets funding from Nick a young banker who is trying to keep a distance from his family business and Ronald who is trying to escape his life from the Haitian gang. Drama gets more intense by every episode. You get to know much weird information about darknet. This is the most action pack show in our Top 10 business shows for entrepreneurs list.
|Premiered||17 January 2016|
|Cast||Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Otmara Marrero, Edi Gathegi, Ashley Hinshaw, Karissa Montaner, Ron Perlman, Addison Timlin|
4. The Profit
The profit is an American reality show produced by Machete Productions. The show is featuring businessman Marcus Anthony Lemonis who tries to help small businesses from getting shut down. With his expertise in the business, he advises them on how to get out of this situation. In exchange, he offers a deal to the owners for the stakes in their business. Production doesn’t pay Lemonis for appearing in the show neither fund the business he tries to help in the show.
|Premiered||30 July 2013|
|Cast||Marcus Anthony Lemonis|
Billions is an American drama show created by created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. This show is based on the events took place during Steve Cohen and Preet Bharara case. Charles Rhoades is a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who is strict and ruthless especially for the wealthy criminals for tries to buy justice. Robert Axelrod who is a billionaire manager of a hedge fund firm Axe capital. Robert uses many illegal techniques like insider trading and bribery to grow his business. The whole drama starts when Rhoades trying to put him behind the bars.
|Premiered||17 January 2016|
|Cast||Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashād, Asia Kate Dillon, Jeffrey DeMunn|
Suits is an American legal drama created by Aaron Korsh. Harvey Spector who runs a law firm in the New York City looking to recruit some of the students graduated from the Havard Laws School. And here the Mike enters who is a college dropout but a very sharp minded person. He gives illegal Law school admission tests for others. He meet Harvey when he was trying to escape from the cops. Harvey gets impressed by Mike’s learning skills and hired him and tries to hide his identity from others. They both together start working on cases. Because of its unique plot of the show it took second position in our Top 10 business shows for entrepreneurs.
|Premiered||23 June 2011|
|Cast||Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Amanda Schull, Dulé Hill, Katherine Heigl|
1. Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is top in our Top 10 business shows for entrepreneurs list. This is an award-winning show by Mike Judge. It’s a comedy sitcom on the tech industry. The story starts when Richard Hendricks leaves his job to build a startup. His company named “Pied Piper” where they are offering super-efficient compression algorithm. Richard is a very shy character in the show who is a damn good coder but have no clue how to run a business. All the fun starts when various venture capitals and investors show interest in Richard’s idea and give different offers which screwed his mind. It’s a very fun take on how the big techs companies get the shape.
|Premiered||6 April 2014|
|Cast||Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail, Nanjiani, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Zach Woods, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer, Jimmy O. Yang, Stephen Tobolowsky, Chris Diamantopoulos|
That’s our Top 10 business shows for entrepreneur must watch. Let us know in the comments below if we are missing any best show on business or shows which inspires an entrepreneur. Also, let us know in the comment below how you liked our article. Your feedback is valuable to us.