I am a BIG fan of the show Shark Tank, a show where successful entrepreneurs fight over promising start-ups, and ruthlessly chew up the unprepared.  Five investors (the sharks) listen to and negotiate deals with business owners looking for financing to help start, grow, or save their business in exchange for a piece of the pie.   But it's not as easy to get a deal as one may think. An example: When three ice cream

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