When Marcus Lemonis isn’t running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal. In the past 10 years, he’s successfully turned around over 100 companies. Now he’s bringing those skills to CNBC and doing something no one has ever done on TV before … he’s putting millions of dollars of his own money on the line. In each episode, Lemonis makes an offer that’s impossible to refuse; his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. And once inside these companies, he’ll do almost anything to save the business and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself. [CNBC]
Pete Athans sank his life savings into building a high-end used car dealership.
Marcus visits A. Stein Meat Products, a second-generation business in Brooklyn.
Michael and Tina Sena help clients shed weight but can't make a healthy profit.
A trailer business in Tampa, Fla. specializing in food concessions is being driven into the ground by two owners in a toxic partnership.
Two brothers can't turn a profit on their toy, craft kit and fossil replica manufacturer company.
Candy maker Sweet Pete's has excellent products, but the business is failing.
Despite the owners' passion for wine, Amazing Grapes has never been profitable.
Key West Key Lime Pie Company wins awards and makes millions--but no profit.
A family-run clothing retailer is given some help.
A company in Queens is on the verge of shutting their doors forever.
A second-generation business that had burnt to the ground a few years ago.
Marcus tries to help resolve bitterness between the co-owners of a Greenville, S.C. coffee company.
Business is good at a South Carolina barbecue restaurant, but there is issues keeping up with the demands of hungry customers who are lined up outside.