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An Anthem native and former University of Arizona cheerleader saw her business transformed on Sunday on national TV.
Megan Johnson and her husband, Joe, received a $700,000 backing for their nutrition company from former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on the ABC show “Shark Tank.”
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"When you're grinding and your back is against the wall, you take the path of least resistance to cash," Cuban told the Johnsons. "On the one hand, you have a patent, and that's your hammer... your hammer is more important than everything else right now."
So Rodriguez and Cuban teamed up again and offered the Johnsons significantly more money than they had even asked for, but more ownership too: $700,000 for a 40 percent stake. The entrepreneurs countered with a 25 percent stake. "No," Cuban said.
The Johnsons accepted anyway. After all, as Joe said, for a protein powder on "Shark Tank," Cuban and A-Rod are "the dream team.""
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We are so blessed to be able to donate over 12,000 lbs of our protein powder to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We are told that it will be dispersed to multiple other food banks to feed up to 200,000 people in the state of Michigan. They will use our protein powder to put in pancakes, cookies, oatmeal and much much more, to add nutrition to every day dishes. This is why we do what we do. This story started back in March, 2017 when we manufactured over 12,000 lbs of protein powder that would be used in our official...