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Being the chairman and CEO of multibillion-dollar corporation Camping World takes up a lot of Marcus Lemonis' time. But when he's not running the company, he's searching for struggling businesses in need of cash. Lemonis tries to help turn each company around by offering cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. Now he's bringing that process to TV with this series, in which he puts millions of dollars of his own money on the line. Once he's working with the company, he does whatever is necessary to save the business and make a profit for himself -- even if it means firing the president. Although some of his changes could be considered radical, the companies should be willing to go along with them because in the last 10 years, Lemonis has successfully turned around more than 100 companies. To quote the not-so-humble Lemonis, "When I have skin in the game, my way is the only way your business will survive."

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Marcus Lemonis goes behind the scenes in Las Vegas, spending three days as a high roller to unlock the secrets of Sin City.
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A cookie business grows too quickly from a tiny shop to a full-production wholesale company, and it is now at the mercy of angry lenders; Marcus tries to teach owner Rachel how to stay in business despite heavy financial consequences.
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Greg and Jennifer Lyles want to keep their Kentucky BBQ restaurant small and local, but their son, Chandler, has dreams of going national; as the threat of bankruptcy looms, Marcus strives to put this family on the same road to success.
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The owner of an Asian-inspired shaved-cream shop expands his business before perfecting his concept; now, his company is on the verge of bankruptcy; Marcus tries to push him to change his concept and let go of the manufacturing process.
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The owner of a multimillion-dollar ramp and safety company avoids conflict with his staff members, including his son; Marcus tries to help them overcome their troubled past.
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A manufacturer and retailer with a unique product experiences early success, but the owner's poor communication skills and reckless spending puts her business at risk; Marcus strives to teach her how to put a cork in her mounting debt.
aired 62 days ago
Host Marcus Lemonis and executive producer Amber Mazzolla revisit the "Pro-Fit" episode about a small gym owner who doesn't give his wife enough credit; includes unvarnished thoughts on the most controversial outfit choice in the show's history.
aired 69 days ago
Marcus Lemonis revisits an episode about a struggling boutique clothing brand; behind the scenes and new material that will reveal how a seemingly positive episode ended up in tatters after the cameras stopped rolling.
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An inside peek at how the show comes together; how the best laid plans for a new location were thwarted and how this episode did a lot of charitable good.
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A master bagel maker builds a big following in Chicago, but even as he dreams of expanding beyond the Windy City his business is growing stale; if Marcus can't push him to rise to the occasion, this would-be mogul won't be going anywhere.
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Marcus Lemonis and Amber Mazzola revisit a small candle company in Los Angeles; includes footage showing how being controlling and stubborn can stop growth dead in its tracks.
aired 85 days ago
Marcus Lemonis and Amber Mazzola revisit an episode about a pizza company with a novel drive-thru concept; includes a bizarre scene in which the overbearing owner hands Marcus back his investment and tries to walk away.
aired 92 days ago
Marcus Lemonis and Amber Mazzola look back at a unique episode in which Marcus doesn't make an offer at the negotiating table.
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Marcus Lemonis, host of "The Profit," travels to the land of his birth -- Lebanon; left in a Beirut orphanage during the run-up to the civil war, and adopted by an American couple when he was 9 months old, Marcus has never returned until now.
aired 99 days ago
Marcus Lemonis invests in struggling businesses in efforts to save them.
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Ben Busko starts designing and selling home decor at age eight; decades later, his revenue is dropping and employees are jumping ship; if Marcus can't help him, this company will become damaged goods.
aired 106 days ago
Marcus Lemonis invests in struggling businesses in efforts to save them.
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The owner of a fly-fishing boat and apparel company designs a unique floating tent, but his defensive nature prevents him from taking feedback to improve his brand; Marcus encourages the owner to open up to new ideas.
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Two former employees from The Casery want to start their own cell phone case brand; Marcus tries to help Charlotte overcome her confidence issues to become a CEO, so she and Skyler can build a new company from the ground up.
aired 113 days ago
Marcus Lemonis invests in struggling businesses in efforts to save them.
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Two brash social media influencers build a million dollar sock company but suffer major losses bringing the company to a standstill; Marcus may get cold feet if arrogance prevents the business owners from meeting their goals.

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