Entrepreneur Trina Barkouras pitched her line of holiday stamping kits, Hoppy Paws, on Season 6 of Shark Tank. She told the story of how she started a tradition in her family of leaving Easter Bunny footprints around the house before Easter morning. And then the neighbors wanted their own stamping/stenciling kits. Hoppy Paws now sells kits for every kid celebration including Christmas (Santa’s Boots, Elf footprints, Reindeer Hooves), Leprechaun footprints, and Scary Cat footprints for Halloween, among others. On Shark Tank, Barkouras made a deal with investor Barbara Corcoran.
Since Shark Tank, Barkouras has rolled out a glow-in-the-dark Scary Cat Kit for Halloween and says she “plans to expand the brand to include story books, plush toys, games and many more surprises. We don’t intend to be a one-trick pony. ” Is that a smart business move? Find out on Beyond the Tank, where Corcoran will give Barkouras “some hard advice on business strategy.” Beyond the Tank airs Fridays at 8pm on ABC.