Raven Thomas, a stay at home mom, wanted her son to know the importance of pursing his dreams so she started a business- 'The Painted Pretzel.'

When she couldn't keep up with demand, Raven brought her idea to the investors on the TV show 'Shark Tank.'

Before her appearance, she had $140,000 in orders that hadn't been filled. Her merchandise was available in Neiman Marcus, and she had a $2 million deal with Sam's Club that she had to walk away from because she didn't have the funds to fulfill the order.

Impressed with Thomas' success and passion, Mark Cuban was quick to offer her $100,000 for 25 percent, which she accepted. (CNBC.com)

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