The Pros and Cons of Going on 'Shark Tank'

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Swimming With Sharks

It’s the ultimate dream for many start-ups: Pitch your business on ABC's “Shark Tank,” win over Mark Cuban, and compel 8 million viewers to go out and purchase your product.

But going on "Shark Tank" isn't easy. Although the publicity is great, it can actually hurt businesses that aren't prepared.

Inc. spoke with a handful of funded companies about the ups and downs of life after the show.