曾经在几集Shark Tank想知道作为一个经历过这种经历的企业家是什么感觉？很容易就可以描绘出品牌的后箱会发生什么（参见here和here),but what does it感觉like?魅力与姐妹Ashley Jung和Paige Dellavalle有联系，珠宝品牌背后的团队Stella Valle，to see what they've learned about business and life ever since swimming with the big fish.
Ashley and Paige
Glamour：What was your mind-set going intoShark Tank？
佩奇·德拉瓦勒：When we applied to be on the show we were two and a half years into our company.我们不仅考虑了风险敞口和获得货币援助，but that whoever we were going to partner with would be kind of a mentor to us.Someone to make sure we were growing the company the right way.
Ashley Jung:鲨鱼有这么多的企业家，他们投资，他们有自己的生意。我们很现实地理解了他们给我们的时间承诺。在节目中，we told them,"We don't need you to help us make day-to-day decisions because we know how to run our business.We are savvy business people." I think they look for entrepreneurs who can tell them that because they don't have time to run other people's businesses.我们期待他们的战略，advice,and guidance,但在日常生活中，佩奇和我做了所有的决定。
Glamour：What are your interactions with Mark and Lori like now?
AJ:We do a lot of business with Lori on QVC and she helps guide us in the pieces we should sell on there and the pricing.Last year we were on 12 times and every time we presented a product,我们看到她是因为她会和我们中的一个继续。当我们在那里的时候，我们会和她见面的，talk about the business,告诉她最新情况。
马克可能比洛里还要忙。从节目开始我们见过他一次，得到了一些建议，谈论我们的产品线和品牌。We work with his team more regularly [than him specifically].He has an accountant who does all of our bookkeeping and a business development manager that helps with all of his portfolio.他为零售商提供了不同的联系方式。
PD：After the show,人们认为一夜之间你只是一个成功，但真的，这是一个开始。人们认为[鲨鱼]为你打开大门，结束交易，但这仍然需要大量的工作。
没有平衡。If you're an entrepreneur it's really difficult having a work-life balance.It's 98 percent work and 2 percent regular life stuff—Ashley and I work 18-hour days on the regular.Part of that is that we're growing at a very fast pace,在保持良好的现金流的同时，我们很难跟上所有的机会。就我们的生活方式而言，这真的是一场杂耍。
Stella Valle for Target pieces,available August 4
Glamour：艾希礼，how do you manage this work pace with having a one-year-old daughter?
AJ:我一年来一直在想办法。早上我和女儿起床，get her ready for the day and give her a bottle.一个保姆八点半或八点半来，我就开始工作了。She leaves at 5,我试着在5到8之间封锁。我不检查我的电话或电子邮件-我花时间与我的丈夫和女儿。我们去跑步或公园，we have dinner together,we give her a bath.她8点上床睡觉，那是我回到电脑上做我今天要做的任何事情的时候。我通常从8点工作到10点或11点。