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This is the ultimate makeover show-for businesses. Marcus Lemonis finds failing or near failing businesses and swoops in to save them, with one catch: the owners have to do it his way. Marcus goes over the books, the files and essentially leaves no stone unturned in his thorough research of all aspects of operations. Marcus develops a plan that can bring the most success and even offers his own money and expertise as a partner in the venture. The allure is the scandals that he sometimes uncovers concerning shady doings behind the scenes and how he confronts employees and demands change if they really want his assistance. Marcus Lemonis is direct and fearless in his advice and at times that ends up with his walking away from a sinking ship without throwing the lifesaver.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on CNBC
4 Seasons, 61 Episodes
July 30, 2013
Action & Adventure, Family, How To, Learning & Education, Reality
Cast: Adrian Pasdar
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The Profit Full Episode Guide

  • 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 family-owned haircare company that is at a breaking point because of the father's costly side projects.

  • A family-run swimwear company struggles to connect with consumers due to poor leadership, outdated designs and misguided processes.

  • A Manhattan-based fashion designer is failing because she lets her family and co-workers overpower her. If Marcus can’t help her gain self-confidence, this business will unravel.

  • A Mexican-American’s tortilla business is being decimated by big competitors. Marcus will team up with George Lopez and the owner to develop products and make this American dream a reality.

  • A kitchen supply store in Manhatten faces extinction following the owner's divorce; Marcus tries to get them working together again.

  • A father and son with a broken relationship are leading their tea shop franchise into dangerous territory. If Marcus can"™t get them to separate their business and personal lives, tea time will be over...for good.

  • $250,000 for 30% of the business and 70% of the trademark "Best in Show"

  • A Chicago catering company has suffered a steep drop in sales - and its anxious owner is taking out his frustration on his employees. If Marcus canâ€ôt bring the team together and get them back on the path to growth, this business could end up on the chopping block.

  • Two Southern California entrepreneurs struggle to keep their charity-centric watch business afloat. Their rushed process, unfocused branding, and emotional baggage have gotten in the way of their original purpose. If Marcus can't get these founders back on track, their business will stop ticking for good.

  • A Milwaukee-based chain of soup restaurants has been struggling since its co-owner"™s sudden passing. The remaining owner"™s stubbornness and lack of business know-how are putting a strain on the company and its employees. If Marcus can"™t get him to open his mind, tension at The Soup Market will boil over.

  • A Los Angeles clothing brand is floundering due to its owner's inconsistent designs and wasteful spending. His brother and sister have stepped in to help, but even they can't get him to change his ways. Unless Marcus can succeed where they've failed, DiLascia will go out of style - forever!

  • Two business partners have revived an iconic family restaurant chain, only to run it right back into the ground. If Marcus Lemonis can't help restore some leadership to this beloved brand, it'll melt down - this time for good.

  • Marcus Lemonis has spent over $35 million investing in dozens of businesses on The Profit. But the real work begins after the deal is made. Marcus returns to four companies - Amazing Grapes, Shuler's BBQ, Grafton Furniture, and SJC Drums - to reveal how they have fared over time.

  • Marcus returns to the New Jersey ice cream maker to aid in their continued expansion. But a familial dispute over equity is threatening to derail the company. Can Marcus help thaw icy relationships?

  • A Silicon Valley-based florist aims to beat the competition with a unique business model. But a lack of funding and stubborn founder threaten to slow growth growth. Will Marcus be able to solve the root of the issue, or will this business wilt?

  • A gourmet marshmallow company in Indiana finds itself in a sticky situation. A soured business arrangement with one owner's father has had devastating effects on their process. Can Marcus make a sweet deal or will 240Sweet come to a bitter end?

  • A trendy Brooklyn-based shoe company is walking on thin ice after its founder made a series of rash decisions. If Marcus can't focus the team and bring the right products to market, this business will go out of style.

  • Dark times have befallen Vision Quest Lighting, whose panicked owner lost his way following a slump in sales. Can Marcus turn this New York manufacturer into the shining beacon it once was or will it be lights out for this struggling company?

  • A Denver-based business specializing in high-quality skateboards struggles with employee turnover. If Marcus can't get the owner to focus on his people and also expand his product line, his shot at a deal will skate away.

  • A Los Angeles candle start-up is having trouble breaking into the market with their niche designs and archaic process. If Marcus can't help create a product with mass appeal, this business is destined to burn out.

  • The owner of a Chicago lobster shack is swimming in debt and endangering the business with his irresponsible spending. If Marcus can't get him to change his ways, this business could go under for good.

  • Two best friends uprooted their lives in England to start a luxury gazebo company in California, but an inefficient process and poor workplace conditions have brought their relationship to the breaking point. If Marcus Lemonis can't help them get their house in order, their American Dream could come to an end.

  • Lady Fuller used her mother's inheritance to open a chain of blues-themed denim stores. But poor management and an overly aggressive expansion have left the business on the verge of unraveling.

  • A chain of natural pet-food stores in the Chicago area could be undermined by its rapid growth.

  • Marcus Lemonis checks in on the progress of three series favorites. But big business isn't always rosy, and struggle is the reality. Find out who fares well, and who is saying farewell.

  • A small skin care and cosmetics business is suffering from a big identity crisis as its founder creates new products on a whim. Can entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis help this company regain its focus and fulfill its potential?

  • Brothers Keith and Dean Lyden share ownership of their business Precise Graphix. Along with that business they also share responsibility for its massive dysfunction. The graphic design business is losing money at an alarming rate, even as it generates millions of dollars in sales.

  • A father's resistance to change is ruining his family furniture business--and wrecking his relationship with his son. Can Marcus Lemonis bridge the divide and bring them back from the brink?

  • A Florida health food delivery service has developed a sick corporate culture. Can Marcus Lemonis rein in FuelFood's hot-tempered CEO and fix the business before it goes up in flames?

  • A Staten Island burger joint is bleeding money - but its four quarreling owners are more focused on pointing fingers than boosting sales. Can Marcus Lemonis tame these big personalities and put the business back on track?

  • In a desperate effort to keep his doors open, the owner of a New York cupcake shop has burned through his wife's retirement fund. If Marcus Lemonis can't turn the situation around, Tonnie Rozier could lose both his business and his marriage.

  • Marcus returns to four companies - Coopersburg Sports, Key West Key Lime Pie Co., Artistic Stitch, and Unique Salon & Spa - and reveals which partnerships have flourished and which have floundered.

  • Mike and Scott Ciprari started SJC Drums and quickly transformed it into a million-dollar company. But sibling rivalry forced Scott out of the company, leaving Mike in charge and SJC in free fall. Can Marcus Lemonis resolve this family feud?

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