On September 30, MMI Live will host its first virtual event featuring Shark Tank star and entrepreneur, Daymond John.
With the ever-shifting and ineffective quarantine policies implemented throughout the pandemic in the Philippines, it has been a tumultuous time in maintaining a business. Just keeping operations afloat has been a challenge, even more so starting a new business. Risks are high and entrepreneurship may seem grim in this current environment, but to borrow a popular theater saying: “The show must go on.”
Prominently known as one of the sharks on the hit TV series, Shark Tank, Daymond John has always had a keen eye for business. His notable investments from the show include Bubba’s Boneless Ribs and Bombas socks. Now on their 11th season, Daymond has become a household name when it comes to promoting entrepreneurship. Even before his rise in fame from Shark Tank, he first came to be known as the founder and CEO of FUBU. The hip-hop apparel brand started in 1992 based in John’s mother’s house in Queens and has since grown into a multi-billion dollar brand earning over $6 billion in global sales. He also founded The Shark Group, a brand management and consulting firm whose clientele includes Johnson & Johnson, Hasbro, CNBC, among others.
Daymond’s drive to mentor and impart his expertise to willing listeners has led him to a career in motivational and business speaking. In turn, it led to this landmark collaboration with Beacons and MMI Live with their first virtual event.
Happening on September 30, Reinvent Your Business in Times of Crisis is a unique opportunity for aspiring and even established entrepreneurs and businessmen to hear directly from Daymond John. The live program will feature his insights on brand management, marketing strategies, and other business activity during the pandemic and will be taking questions for those interested to probe his brain for more wisdom on taking courage as an investor in times of crisis. This is the first in Beacon’s Leaders Inspiring Leaders virtual series, where prominent international figures in business and commerce are invited to provide advice and talk entrepreneurship in the Philippine context.