Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Profit's Marcus Lemonis Got Married

Photo - Instagram
The Profit's Marcus Lemonis got married this past weekend on Saturday, February 17th at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.  He married Bobbi Raffel who owned a fashion business named Runway which Marcus Lemonis bought a few years ago.  Marcus was teasing the wedding on social media, first posting a picture of empty chairs at a wedding, then wedding flowers, and then wedding rings all with the caption "Almost."  Finally he shared a picture (pictured right) of himself and his new wife Bobbi with the caption "Almost is now forever!"

Bobbi has updated her social media accounts (Instagram and Facebook) with her new name of Bobbi Lemonis.  Her Facebook page also pokes a little fun at Marcus's famous quote of being 100% in charge.  She has a quote saying, "I’m really 100 Percent in charge!!"

This is Marcus Lemonis's 2nd marriage and Bobbi is a bit older than Marcus.  Marcus is 44 years old while Bobbi has a son who celebrated his 40th birthday in May 2017 (Link).

Congrats to Marcus!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Profit - Southern Culture Artisan Foods Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Atlanta, Georgia hoping to make a deal with Southern Culture Artisan Foods.  Southern Culture Artisan Foods is a packaged foods business known for its flavorful food mixes and for using non-GMO ingredients.  The owner Erica Barrett has issues running the business and supposedly has close to $500,000 in debt.  The debt has caused problems both in her business and with her family.

Let's take a look at some information related to Southern Culture Artisan Foods as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Profit - Faded Royalty Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in New York, New York hoping to make a deal with Faded Royalty.  Faded Royalty is a men's clothing company started by owner Rocco Giordano. The company is suffering due to lack of organization, lack of focus, unpaid loans and an understaffed store.  Rocco is also careless with money and has reached out to friends to help fund the business.

Let's take a look at some information related to Faded Royalty as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Profit - JD Custom Designs

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Orange County, California hoping to make a deal with JD Custom Designs. JD Custom Designs is a company that specializes in retail displays.   The owner Jeff can't let go of control, which slows the process, limits creativity and negatively impacts the company.  Marcus must persuade him to let go of some of the control and help his wife Aimee come into her own.

Let's take a look at some information related to JD Custom Designs as well as what kind of deal was made on the show

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Profit - Rayjus Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Morris, Illinois hoping to make a deal with Rayjus. Rayjus is a sports apparel company that specializes in fishing apparel.  The name Rayjus is a combination of the first names of owners Ray Odom and Justin Romines.  Rayjus has poor employee morale and unfocused owners, including one with a troubling side gig as a radio DJ.  Rayjus also owes the IRS thousands in back taxes.

Let's take a look at some information related to Rayjus as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Profit - Mr. Cory's Cookies Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Englewood, New Jersey hoping to make a deal with Mr. Cory's Cookies.  Mr. Cory's Cookies is owned by Cory Nieves who is a 13-year-old entrepreneur and his mother.  The company is going through growing pains and Cory's mother is resistant to change.  They have also missed a lot of opportunities to expand in retail and with recipe development.  Their product is made with all-natural ingredients causing a short shelf life and the inability to distribute the cookies.

Let's take a look at some information related to Mr. Cory's Cookies as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Profit - Monica Potter Home Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Garrettsville, Ohio hoping to make a deal with Monica Potter Home. Monica Potter Home is owned by Monica Potter who was also an actress on NBC's hit show Parenthood.  The business is losing $100,000 a year and even with these losses, Monica is resistant to changes.  There also seems to be tension between the employees that work at Monica Potter Home and the owner Monica.

Let's take a look at some information related to Monica Potter Home as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Profit - Detroit Denim Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Detroit, Michigan hoping to make a deal with Detroit Denim. Detroit Denim is a handmade denim apparel business started by Eric Yelsma in 2010.  Since then Eric has brought on other partners Brenna Lane and Steve Wisinski to help with the business.  Detroit Denim is struggling due to Eric's unwillingness to change the business as well as the complicated processes to make the jeans.  Marcus needs to convince them to change their ways and to expand their business to include other markets.

Let's take a look at some information related to Detroit Denim as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Profit - Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Colorado Springs, Colorado with hopes of making a deal with Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. is a manufacturer of tiny homes owned by Steve and Bernadette Weissman that is struggling with multiple things such as a lack of leadership.  Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. has over $1,000,000 in debt and is on the verge of having to file for bankruptcy.

Let's take a look at some information related to Tumbleweed Tiny House Company as well as what kind of deal was made on the show.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Profit Returns For Season Five November 21st

Here is just a reminder that new episodes of The Profit will return to CNBC on November 21st at 10pm ET/PT.  This will be the fifth season of The Profit and the season will be 10 episodes long.  There will be some update episodes and Marcus Lemonis will also visit seven new businesses, which include:
  • Detroit Denim – Detroit, MI
  • Faded Royalty – New York, NY
  • JD Custom Design – Fullerton, CA
  • Monica Potter Home – Cleveland, OH & Garrettsville, OH
  • Mr Cory's Cookies – Englewood, NJ
  • Southern Culture – Atlanta, GA
  • Tumbleweed Tiny House – Colorado Springs, CO



A press release from CNBC about this season is below and there is also a video preview in this post.  As always, come to The Profit Updates to get updates on all of the businesses that appear on the The Profit.