Mark Cuban wants to give you free individualized advice right now—here’s how you can get it.
Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and investor, offers plenty of public advice, from his thoughts on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to his personal TikTok account.
You may now directly ask him questions – and get answers — via “The MCC Network” on Fireside, a streaming platform Cuban co-founded with CEO Falon Fatemi in 2021. The network is a link on Fireside’s platform that will hold virtual networking happy hours and weekly interactive live streaming led by Cuban and the founders of his investment portfolio businesses.
It is largely aimed at businesspeople seeking advice: Cuban claims he first designed it for his portfolio firms before understanding its larger appeal.
“I love helping entrepreneurs,” says Cuban, 65, on CNBC Make It. “I understand how frightening it can be to start a business.” I know what it’s like to be broke and have everything depending on the success of your business.”
Cuban lived in a three-bedroom apartment with five housemates in Dallas while he was in his twenties. He worked as a bartender, and then sold computer software for nine months before being dismissed. In 2004, he mentioned in a blog post that he had chosen to create his own software firm named MicroSolutions.
In the beginning, the company was shaky. At the age of 27, he inserted his PIN into an ATM machine to discover that his secretary had stolen $82,000, virtually wiping out his company’s account and nearly bankrupting him personally, he recently told TikToker Bobbi Althoff’s “The Really Good Podcast.”
Cuban sold MicroSolutions to CompuServe, a now-defunct internet startup, for $6 million five years later. He then co-founded the audio streaming site Broadcast.com, which was purchased by Yahoo for $5.7 billion in 1999. According to Forbes, his net worth is presently estimated to be $5.2 billion.
Cuban’s guidance network, which is presently free to join, broadcast its debut episode on Wednesday. Its next episode, hosted by Ansley Carlisle, one of Cuban’s financial partners, will air on October 3.
Regarding Cuban’s approach to delivering advice, when he doesn’t know much about a subject, he performs extensive study, reading “everything I can find,” he adds.
He thinks that the advice network would also introduce him to fresh ideas. “There are so many unique cliques of people these days,” declares Cuban. “I want them to open my eyes to things I haven’t seen yet.”