ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Acclaimed real estate mogul and “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran gave the closing session keynote address at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, Monday morning, January 11, 2016.
Nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation gathered in Orlando January 10-13 to hear from distinguished leaders and participate in a grassroots policy-setting process that will guide AFBF through 2016.
Corcoran, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, turned a $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business. She is currently an investor on ABC’s No. 1 show on Friday night, “Shark Tank” and has helped more than 30 entrepreneurs succeed in their respective industries.
Corcoran shared her tips for creating a brand and taking charge of your image.
“One of the most valuable lessons I learned early on in business is that perception creates reality,” Corcoran said. “It’s up to business owners to take a proactive approach to change their image and increase credibility with customers.”
“We are excited to have Barbara Corcoran as one of our keynote speakers,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “American Farm Bureau is extremely supportive of rural entrepreneurs. Providing our members the opportunity to learn from one of the most successful businesswomen in the nation is a great fit with our Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge.”
“Barbara Corcoran made a great addition to our annual convention,” Stallman said. “Hearing about her remarkable success story is an inspiring way to kick off a great year for the agriculture industry.”