The Partner

Buffie Purselle

This self-styled tax wiz hails from Atlanta, GA and is known as "Buffie the Tax Heiress," both personally and professionally.

"I think I just might be the Black, curvy, fabulous Marcus Lemonis-in-the-making," says Purselle of her partner prospects.

Purselle may have a big, attention-grabbing personality, but she's all business when it comes to getting the job done. Apart from her chain of Buffie the Tax Heiress tax locations, Purselle also runs the Creative Artists Group, a consulting firm that services the burgeoning film and TV business in Atlanta, as well as a personal finance group called, Crawl Before You Ball, which is centered around her book of the same name.

Purselle believes in hard work — she typically works 10-12 hours a day and claims to sleep only 40 hours per week. Ultimately, Purselle believes her hard work and ability to look beyond the balance sheet and into the heart of a small business will endear her to Marcus Lemonis.