Mitch Allen, an entrepreneurial elf, will stop by the tank to pitch his business, Hire Santa, to the sharks on Sunday’s episode of Shark Tank. This businessman from Southlake, Texas believes that he can solve the problem of hiring the big guy from the North Pole to come by your Christmas events.
Hire Santa is an online database, where people can go to hire a Santa for upcoming events. The database is comprised of various Santa impersonators, who have all gone through background checks before being listed.
The business was started by Mitch, who started filling in for Santa whenever people needed the big guy from the North Pole to stop by their events. He knows everything about Santa and the Christmas holidays, including stories, myths, carols, elves, and much more. Plus, he knows all about the naughty list and who may be on it.
But Mitch couldn’t be everywhere for the holidays. Instead, he launched HireSanta.com for people who are in desperate need for a Santa Claus, both domestically and internationally.
Rather than going on forums or asking around for Santa, you get a long list of pre-approved Santas, who have been trained, background checked, insured, and who can interact with kids. Plus, they actually look like Santa. For Mitch, it’s all about presentation.
While Mitch may not be dishing out all of the financial information on Shark Tank, his website does offer three levels of Santa Claus: professional, expert and master, as there are differences between being hired for a private gathering and a stadium full of excited kids.
The need for Santa surfaces every season, so it’ll be interesting to see if the sharks will bite.
You can rent a Santa on HireSanta.com.
Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC.