This is Kevin O’Leary, chairman of O-Shares, CNBC contributor and small business investor. I’m here to share some useful tips and advice to empower the Spectrum Business community.



Do you know when the best businesses get started? When the best and brightest ideas occur? In times of stress and chaos, like right now. You think about all the fantastic ideas that came out of ’07, ’08, same thing is happening right now in basements all across America. People are thinking, “How can I solve the new problems of the day? What business can I create that helps other people get through this mess we’re in?” These are going to be some of the best and brightest ideas, and create some of the biggest businesses that we’ve never heard of. They’re happening right now.


The essence of entrepreneurship in America does its best work when it’s put under stress. And that is what’s going to occur. I’ll give you an example. I’m about to go tape Shark Tank. I can’t wait to hear the two or three hundred ideas that are going to be shown to me. They’re going to be brand new. They’re going to be different. They’re going to be all digital. And they’re going to solve problems. And am I going to invest? Of course I am! They’re going to be fantastic. I’m looking forward to it, and so should you. And come up with your own idea. If you want to start a business, there’s never been a better time than right now.


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