This guy has spirit and heart, as well as a concept that might benefit thousands of farmers throughout America.
Shark Tank and its British equivalent, Dragon’s Den, are popular reality series with a large audience. Why? Because the premise of the programs is entertaining, sometimes dramatic, and we never know what will happen when an inventor or a business person gets in front of the Sharks or the Dragons. The Sharks provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the opportunity to obtain commercial agreements that might make them billionaires. Prospective entrepreneurs offer a portion of their company in exchange for an investment that will help their company grow. They may occasionally solicit investors to invest in a company proposal or an idea.
Many factors influence whether or not they receive the money. The most essential factor is the amount of money that investors expect to get after the company expands.
During a Shark Tank episode, a simple farmer from Florida named Johnny Georges offered something unique and potentially life-changing for thousands of other farmers in America and throughout the world.
Georges specifically requested a $150,000 investment in his firm, “Tree T-Pee.” He demonstrated an idea that is a game changer in plant irrigation and saves farmers hundreds of gallons of water each year. The only issue was that George spent $2.95 to make a single item and then sold it for $4.50. The Sharks, who urged Georges to reduce the selling price to $12, didn’t think this was a wise investment.
The problem with that figure is that he didn’t want to overpay for his goods since he understands how hard farmers work to put food on everyone’s table.
Georges grew anxious, and tears streamed down his cheeks. He was certain he’d leave the concert empty-handed, especially since one of the investors was absent.
But then another investor agreed to pay George the whole amount he had demanded. Not only because his idea was wonderful, but also because they saw how much it meant to this humble and kind farmer.
George did not compromise his values for money, and he advocated for every farmer on the land. His performance is certainly deserving of praise.