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For many people, owning and operating their own business is the ultimate American dream. On average, more than 540,000 new businesses a month will launch in the United States, but what separates a good idea from one that just reads well on paper? Enter the experts who are offering not only a cash investment, but sweat equity to burgeoning businesses. With traditional banks and lenders rejecting over 80% of small business loans, there's been a resurgence of a new breed of investors. They provide cash and, more importantly, a hands-on approach to help men and women's dreams become reality. Each week, a panel of top-notch professionals from various fields and trades will share their personal experience, get their hands dirty, and provide the necessary funds to help a few budding entrepreneurs make their big dreams a reality. But how does a business stick out in this ever-competitive market place? And what's the best decision for the business to move forward? Our experts will share tried-and-true methods, and the resources, to take these businesses to the next level. They will also reveal tips on how to be successful in their industries from lessons learned in the field. These one-of-a-kind endeavors will be built from the ground up - with our team of experts helping to navigate every step of the way to find that path to fortune.

Blue Collar Backers is a Reality series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on August 26, 2016. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

Blue Collar Backers is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Blue Collar Backers on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Discovery, Google Play, iTunes online.

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
August 26, 2016
Cast: Ron Douglas, Jonathan Law, Rider
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Blue Collar Backers Full Episode Guide

  • Ron Douglas confronts a fallout during a deal when a client doesn't honor his expectations. Also, Cam and Cain hope to expand their business endeavor.

  • Ron assists the owner of a custom turbo kit business. Elsewhere, Wes and Brian risk their reputations for a clothing company.

  • Wes and Brian's clients retreat from the deal; Ron helps a veteran start a barber shop.

  • Cameron partners with a client to construct on a swanky mobile nightclub. In Phoenix, the owner of a coffee shop wants to add an underground tiki bar to his restaurant, but needs Brian and Wes' cash and construction skills to seal the deal.

  • In Gulfport, Cam & Cain help a local restaurant transform an unused storage room into the first organic market on a revitalized stretch of downtown. In Wyoming, Ron partners a ranch owner with a flight instructor to build a bush pilot landing strip.

  • Backer Ron Douglas utilizes his small business expertise to help a bike shop that's at risk for closure. With his money and business on the line, backer Cameron Davies must double down and finish a project, in the hopes of finding a new buyer.