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]
A Colorado manufacturer of tiny homes faces massive issues, mostly due to its owner's lack of leadership that has put the business in more than a million dollars debt and sunk morale to an all-time low.
A cookie company in New Jersey owned by a 13-year-old entrepreneur and his mother faces serious growing pains, in part because the latter is resistant to change, which has led to missed opportunities in recipe development and retail expansion.
The fourth season begins with the revival of a well-known restaurant chain that didn't turn out like two business partners planned.
A Los Angeles clothing brand is floundering due to its owner’s inconsistent designs and wasteful spending.
A chain of soup restaurants in Milwaukee suffers in the wake of the sudden death of a co-owner who kept the company's finances in order.
A California watch company with a commitment to charitable causes is plagued by an inefficient business plan, confusing branding and internal strife.
A Chicago catering company needs help after suffering a steep drop in sales and an owner who vents his frustration on the employees.
Marcus helps the owner of a cleaning product line who puts her own business at risk with aristocratic marketing, high prices and an unwillingness to face reality.
Marcus brings in another company to help a Los Angeles furniture company struggling with old inventory and quality control.
A father and son with a broken relationship lead their tea shop into dangerous territory; Marcus attempts to have them separate their business and personal lives.
A kitchen supply store in Manhattan faces extinction following the owner's divorce; Marcus tries to get them working together again.
A Mexican-American’s tortilla business is being decimated by big competitors.
A NYC fashion designer is failing because she lets her family and co-workers overpower her.
A family-run swimwear company struggles to connect with the consumer.
A Chicago snowboard shop goes downhill after its owners try to expand too quickly and stop communicating with one another.
Marcus helps a family-owned hair care company that reached a breaking point because of the father's costly side projects.
Marcus helps a sound-proofing company, started by two best friends, which has so little cash they must rely on unpaid volunteers.
Marcus helps a California entrepreneur who went all-in on a coffee business with no prior experience and got in over his head.
Marcus helps a gelato popsicle company whose owner jumped the gun by starting a franchise business and now suffers from a waning work ethic.
A family-owned chocolate shop was started by three siblings in support of their chocolatier father. Despite circumstances becoming desperate, the family is resistant to change. If Marcus can’t help Zoe's market themselves properly and expand their product line, this business will face a bitter end.