About Tim McEneny

Tim McEneny began his entrepreneurial journey in 1982 after an 11 year corporate career. Since then, he has started and run three companies and has written two books on entrepreneurship.  In 2009 he sold his internet software company after successfully navigating  all seven stages of the business life-cycle. The company survived and thrived through five recessions and through four disruptive technologies during its 28 year history.

An award-winning innovator, Tim McEneny is credited with the development of the first Windows and the first Web-based Procure-to-Pay applications. He has been named a Pro-to-know four times by Supply Chain magazine.

His latest book, “Unlocking Your Entrepreneurial Potential: Marketing, Money, and Management Strategies for the Self-Funded Entrepreneur” is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Unlocking-Your-Entrepreneurial-Potential-Entrepreneur/dp/1462032443/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474295580&sr=1-1&keywords=tim+mceneny

Tim judges Business Plan contests, mentors a number of entrepreneurs, and writes a blog analyzing the entrepreneurs appearing on the Shark Tank TV show. He has watched and analyzed every episode since Season 3 and has evaluated the presentations of over 500 entrepreneurs appearing on Shark Tank.

For the past eight years, Tim has published the “Best and Worst of Shark Tank” where the Best Entrepreneurs win a “Sharky Award” and the Worst receive our thanks for helping new entrepreneurs understand what it takes to succeed.

13 Responses to About Tim McEneny

  1. John S Wren says:

    Would you send me a review copy of your Unlocking Your Entrepreneurial Potential: Marketing, Money, and Management Strategies For The Self-Funded Entrepreneur?

    If I like it I’ll recommend it on our website, Facebook Page, and in our meetings.

    Please send it to:
    John Wren
    960 Grant St. #727
    Denver, CO 80203



    John S. Wren, MBA+
    Founder & CEO, Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc

  2. Sounds like a great book.

  3. Dear Mr. McEneny,

    Thank you so much for your kind words about The Inventioneers on your website. Going into the Shark Tank was an unforgettable experience, and we had a blast watching it last night on TV!

    We love your idea of the Sharky Award; they are so cute!
    Would it be possible to get an actual sharky statue?

    The Inventioneers

    Shark Tank Entrepreneurs
    FIRST LEGO League World Champions 2010
    Exhibitors, First Night Boston 2012
    Exhibitors, Jr. FLL Exposition, December 2011
    Exhibitors, First Annual RoboExpo, Nashua, NH 2011
    Designers, Young Inventors’ Program 2011
    Presenters, Lifesaver’s National Transportation Safety Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2011
    Judges, Applied Academy of Science Young Inventors’ Competition Concord, NH 2011
    Exhibitors, White House Science Fair 2010
    Inventors, the SMARTwheel Anti-Distracted Driving Device, 2010-
    Creators, Don’t DUIT – Distracted Driving Public Education Campaign, 2010-
    Creators, Inventioneers Patent Scholarship Award, 2010-
    Partners, Southern NH Montessori Academy Jr. FLL Exhibition 2010
    BAE Systems NH FLL Young Adult Mentors of the Year Award 2010
    Spirit of NH Award, Best NH Youth Volunteer Group, 2010
    Allstate Foundation/NOYS 50 Best Award winners 2010
    NH State FLL Champions 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
    FLL U.S. Open 1st Place Research Award 2009

    • Hey Guys….glad you enjoyed my blog post. Congrats on getting an investment from the Sharks. I will send you a Sharky Trophy (n/c) if you give me your mailing address and promise to send me a picture of your team holding the trophy when you receive it. Deal?

  4. Mr.McEneny,
    Thanks so much for agreeing to send us a Sharky Trophy! We will display it proudly and promise to send you a picture of us with the trophy.

    Here is our mailing address:
    The Inventioneers
    PO Box 464
    Londonderry, NH 03053

    Our best,
    Paige for The Inventioneers

  5. Thanks so much. We’ll look forward to receiving the trophy and book and will send you a picture. Thanks for your interest in the Inventioneers and the SMARTwheel.

    The Inventioneers

  6. Hale-YA says:

    Hey Tim,

    Great site, I just stumbled on it. Anything SharkTank is worth checking out. Keep up the good work!


  7. tim.. my name is pat McCarthy and I’m the founder of LiquidMoney. I apologize for the late response but do look forward to speaking with you. I appeared on Shark Tank and I’m the Founder and CEO of LiquidMoney. Website address is: http://www.liquidmoney.com

  8. Steve maizes says:

    Thanks for reviewing our product, shark wheels,

    That was filmed many months ago, we have a much better stroller prototype at this point

  9. Lindsey says:

    Tim –
    Thank you so much for the kind write-up! We are beyond thrilled to have been featured on the season premier of Shark Tank and now this is the cherry on top!! I saw that there was a physical Sharky Award. How do we go about getting one of those…and possibly your book?
    Thanks again for all of your support!
    -The Jackson’s Honest team

    • Hi Lindsey,

      You should be proud of your company and what you’ve achieved so far….and it’s only the beginning! I will gladly send you The Sharky Award and my book in exchange for a bag of your Jackson’s Honest potato chips. Deal? If so, email your mailing address to TimMcEneny@yahoo.com, and I will send you my mailing address.

      In addition, I would be happy to introduce you to one of my friends who is CEO of Newman’s Own. I know they’re making a big push into the all natural space. Who knows where it might lead. Let me know if you are okay with this.

      Best of luck to you and Jackson’s Honest.

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