Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Profit - Hangout Lighting Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Chicago, Illinois hoping to make a deal with Hangout Lighting.  Hangout Lighting is a lighting business that helps customers design their own custom fixtures.  Jennifer Brown built the company from scratch and she has been doing too many roles at once and doesn't delegate work.  There is no clear mission for the business and there is a high employee turnover rate.


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


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Profit - Simply Slices Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Crestwood, Illinois hoping to make a deal with Simply Slices.  Simply Slices is a small pizza chain outside of Chicago run by the Pavoni family.  The father Dino wants to take his drive-thru pizza concept nationwide.  Dino is a control freak and is resistant to change which alienates potential franchisees.  It is also causing relationship issues between him and his family.


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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Profit - Diaper Dude Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Los Angeles, California hoping to make a deal with Diaper Dude. Diaper Dude is company owned by Chris Pegula that makes bags designed for dads.  The business was started 15 years ago and has generated millions in sales, but things are starting to go downhill and Chris has lost faith in his skills and his product.

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Profit - Ellison Eyewear Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Chicago, Illinois hoping to make a deal with Ellison Eyewear.  Ellison Eyewear is a start-up eyewear company that makes high-end sunglasses.  The business is having trouble making a profit and the owner Aristotle Loumis is unable to move past a personal tragedy which is impacting the business.  Aristotle has no troubles talking about his business, but has trouble expressing what his vision is for Ellison Eyewear.

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Profit - The Casery (Everkin) Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Los Angeles, California hoping to make a deal with The Casery.  The Casery is a Los Angeles start-up that sells fashionable phone cases.  Despite strong sales numbers, The Casery is still having trouble turning a profit.   The CEO Matthew Harlow has trouble giving authority to others, makes bad investments, has made the product line too narrow, and is using company money for personal expenses.

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Profit - Tankfarm & Co. Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Southern California hoping to make a deal with Tankfarm & Co.   Tankfarm and Co. is a family-owned men's apparel business owned by John and Mike Anderson which had early success by selling to Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters.  They decided to expand and open two of their own locations which caused things to start going south.

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Season 5 Episodes of The Profit Start on June 12th

Here is just a reminder that season 5 of The Profit will return on June 12th  at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC with ten new episodes.  There is also a new episode tonight which is a special that looks behind the scenes of the Worldwide Trailers episode.

The businesses scheduled to appear on the upcoming new episodes include:
  • Baby Bump Maternity – New Orleans, LA
  • The Casery – Santa Monica, CA
  • Diaper Dude – Los Angeles, CA
  • Ellison Eyewear – Chicago, IL
  • Hangout Lighting – Chicago, IL
  • Montiel – Los Angeles, CA
  • NYC Bagel Deli – Chicago, IL
  • Queork – New Orleans, LA
  • Simply Slices – Chicago, IL
  • Tankfarm & Co. – Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, CA

The first new episode on June 12th will feature Tankfarm & Co.  As always visit The Profit Updates to get details and updates on each of the businesses that appear on The Profit.

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.