Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Profit - Queork Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in New Orleans, Louisiana hoping to make a deal with Queork. Queork is a company owned by Amanda Dailey and Julie Araujo that makes handbags, accessories and gifts from genuine cork fabric. While Marcus Lemonis is there, he finds that the owner is in debt due to bad business practices.  He also thinks the product does not measure up to expectations and that the workplace lacks organization and efficiency.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Profit - Corey's NYC Bagel Deli Update

Tonight on the season 6 premiere of The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Chicago, Illinois hoping to make a deal with NYC Bagel Deli.  NYC Bagel Deli is a local bagel shop owned by Corey Kaplan that offers bagels, sandwiches, salads and pizza.  While Marcus Lemonis is there, he finds that Corey is resistant to change and has trouble listening to his wife's ideas.  Marcus will try to create new products at the store and he also wants to rename the store to The Famous Corey's NYC Bagel Deli.

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

Season 6 of The Profit Starts Tuesday December 4th

New episodes of The Profit (season 6) start on December 4th at 10pm ET/PT on CNBC.  There have been and will be more special behind the scenes episodes of The Profit as well. The first episode will be about NYC Bagel Deli, which was actually supposed to air last season.  Other businesses scheduled to appear on the upcoming new episodes include:


  • Ben's Garden - Brooklyn, NY
  • Everkin (follow-up to The Casery)– Los Angeles, CA
  • Feat Socks - Venice, CA
  • Lyles BBQ - Lexington, KY
  • NYC Bagel Deli - Chicago, IL
  • Queork (was also on last season's schedule) - New Orleans, LA
  • Santa's Toys - Santa Claus, IN
  • Smithfly Designs - Troy, OH
  • Snowdays NYC - New York, NY


As always visit The Profit Updates after each episode to get details and updates on each of the businesses that appear on The Profit.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Profit - Baby Bump (Kool Kids) Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in New Orleans, Louisiana hoping to make a deal with Baby Bump. Baby Bump is a maternity and children's clothing business owned by Robbie and Julie Allen.  The store has been open for 10 years and Robbie and Julie aren't sure of their roles and do not know their numbers.  Also Robbie was recently treated for cancer which put even more stress on their business and marriage.


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


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Profit - Montiel Update

Tonight on The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is in Los Angeles, California hoping to make a deal with Montiel.  Montiel is an online-only activewear company started by Maggie Montiel in 2013 which sells things like leggings, bras and tank tops.  Maggie seems unwilling to expand the brand and is not open to new ideas.  She only likes to make products that she would wear and Montiel's sales numbers have started to decrease.


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

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.

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.