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The Best Reality Shows About Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Updated September 8, 2020 244 votes 37 voters21 items

List RulesVote up your favorite reality shows about running and expanding a business.

The best business reality shows let the audience see how professionals do it. Unlike reality shows that focus on saving failing businesses, these reality series focus on making money and improving already healthy businesses. With series that profile successful business owners and other shows that look for money-making ideas, business reality shows are a glimpse inside the places and people that make the things we buy.

Shows like Shark Tank and its precursor Dragon's Den showcase inventors making the pitch of their lives. Competitive business reality shows like The Partner and The Apprentice pit potential employees against each other to win over the big CEO.

Vote up the best business reality shows and vote down the series that aren't worth your time or money!

  • Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC, 2016) is an American reality TV show. Tilman Fertitta, CEO and owner of Landry's, Inc. travels the nation to sample new and innovative hospitality products while small business owners compete to impress the business mogul and win opportunity to partner with Landry's, Inc.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Tilman Fertitta
    • Premiered: 2016
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    Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch

    Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch (Entrepreneur, 2017) is an American reality competition television series. 4 or 5 investors watch and listen to an entrepreneur's 60 second pitch in an elevator, which will determine whether that contestant gets to discuss the idea further with the investors and possibly secure funding.

    • Actors: Dawn Lafreeda, Al Linke, Lindsay McCormick
    • Premiered: 2017
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  • The Partner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Reality Shows About Businesses & Entrepreneurs
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    The Partner

    The Partner (CNBC, 2017) is an American reality television show and a spinoff of The Profit. The series features entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis auditioning ten candidates to help run businesses Lemonis has invested in during his other CNBC program The Profit.

    • Actors: Marcus Lemonis
    • Premiered: 2017
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  • Dragons' Den (BBC Two, 2005) is a British reality television series. The show allows several entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their varying business ideas to a panel of five wealthy investors, the "Dragons" of the show's title, and pitch for financial investment while offering a stake of the company in return.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Peter Jones, Evan Davis, Deborah Meaden
    • Premiered: 2005
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