Do your kids need a belt that they can put on themselves? Myself Belts is the solution for kids and even adults. Talia Bahr pitched Myself Belts on Shark Tank in season six. The Sharks beat her up, but she still landed a deal with Daymond John!
Myself Belts fastens to one of the loops and then is strung through the remaining loops using velcro to snug up the belt. Kids are now able to put their belts on. Adults who have difficulty with their hands will love these belts.
Easy to use Myself Belts
You only need one hand free to fasten Myself Belts, available for both kids and adults. The belts provide independence for children as well as adults. Available options include leather and fabric belts in different colors and designs along with customizing services as an option. Adults with physical issues will also benefit from the ease of putting on Myself Belts, and best of all, they look like regular belts!
Talia and her sister Danielle launched their company in 2004. Sales for Myself Belts averages in the $200,000 range leading up to the company appearing on Shark Tank in Season six. The Shark Tank investors have tough questions for Talia as to the reason for sales not growing and do not accept her reasons for the stagnant sales. But, Daymond John is willing to step in and make a deal offering $75,000 in exchange for twenty-five percent of the company. They have a deal.
The company switched from focusing on boutique clothing stores to online sales about a year before appearing on Shark Tank. They feel that the online sales offer more significant opportunity to expand their business.
Myself Belts cost $2.20 for canvas, and $3.50 for leather to manufacturer their product. They wholesale their belts for $8.45 and $9.45. Talia suggests that they are interested in doing licensing deals besides selling wholesale and through their website.
- Season: 6 Episode 607
- First Run: 10/31/2014
- Sharks: Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec
- Company: Myself Belts
- Entrepreneurs: Talia Bahr Goldfarb and Danielle Bahr Eason
- Company Website: https://www.myselfbelts.com/
- Ask: $60,000 for 10% equity
- Deal: Daymond John – Seventy-five thousand for twenty-five percent
MySelf Belts Shark Tank Episode
The company, Myself Belts made their pitch on Shark Tank Season 6, Episode 607 with three other companies. Titin weighted compression gear, Beardbrand beard care, and grooming kits, and Singtrix Karaoke from the creators of Guitar Hero all made a pitch on this episode. Only Titin and Myself Media received deals, both of which are from Daymond John.
Media coverage of Myself Belts includes People, Woman's Day, In Touch, US Weekly and Forbes magazines, along with appearing on the Today show as well as Shark Tank.
What do the Shark Tank Investors think of Myself Belts?
- Kevin O'Leary almost immediately goes out saying the markets have spoken.
- Mark Cuban does not like that they have spent ten years working the business and do not have any growth in annual sales numbers. He believes that Talia lacks the killer instinct, so he is out.
- Lori Greiner doesn't see the drive in the business, thinking the sisters are too passive, so she is out.
- Robert Herjavec tries to get Talia to discuss the real problems that challenge her business, but she keeps pitching the opportunity. She does not understand that Robert is looking for what needs to be fixed, so he is out
- Daymond John is in on this deal. He is willing to take a risk, so he offers seventy-five thousand dollars for twenty-five percent of the company. Talia counters at twenty percent, but Daymond holds, and she accepts his deal.