When 27-year-old entrepreneur Sarah Essa failed to make a deal with the sharks on ABC's "Shark Tank," she was determined to prove them wrong.
And she has.
Just a few months after her disastrous appearance on the show, Sarah is now a part of the billionaire co-working space WeWork, thanks to a deal she made with one of the company's co-founders, Adam Neumann.
Sarah's story is a great inspiration for anyone who has ever faced rejection or failure. No matter how tough it gets, remember that it's always possible to turn things around and achieve your dreams.
After a few years of struggling to get her business off the ground, Claire finally found success when she partnered with WeWork. By renting office space from WeWork, Claire was able to save money on overhead costs and focus on growing her business. Additionally, the community and resources that WeWork provides helped her business thrive.
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When Sarah Essa appeared on "Shark Tank" in 2013, she faced rejection from the show's investors. But she didn't give up on her business, Simple Sugars, and today it's a successful skincare company.
Essa started Simple Sugars in 2010, after she struggled to find an all-natural skincare product that was gentle enough for her sensitive skin. She created a line of sugar scrubs that are now sold in stores across the country.
Despite the "Shark Tank" rejection, Essa has built a successful business. In 2018, she was named one of Inc. Magazine's "Female Founders to Watch."
Simple Sugars is just one example of a business that started with a rejection but went on to find success. If you're facing rejection, don't give up on your dreams.
Sarah is a freelance writer and editor who has been a member of the WeWork community since 2016. In that time, she has attribution much of her success to the supportive community of professionals at WeWork.
"When I first started freelancing, I didn't know where to turn for advice or support," Sarah said. "But the community at WeWork has been so supportive. I've met so many talented and driven people here, and I really believe that the community has helped me reach the level of success I have today."
Whether it's advice on landing a big client or simply a shoulder to lean on during a tough day, Sarah knows she can always count on her WeWork community. And she's proud to be a part of such a supportive and collaborative environment.
She started her business with just $200 and a lot of determination. Today, her company is worth millions. She's faced a lot of rejection along the way, but she's never given up on her dream.
Here's her advice for other entrepreneurs who are facing rejection: "Don't give up on your dream. Pursue it with passion and never give up. You'll find a way to make it happen."