Candymakers Pete and Allison Behringer were stuck in a corner ... literally.
The co-owners of Sweet Pete's were building their inventory out of a small Victorian home in Jacksonville, Florida.
"So the kitchen we had was a kitchen that a house would have," Pete Behringer said of their old-fashioned, handmade candy business. "We cooked caramel on a kitchen stove and we had a lot of limitations."
But those limitations didn't stop them. For what they were lacking in equipment and staff, Pete and Allison made up for in passion to create this business.
"I don't think that you can be a start-up and not have complete passion for what you're doing," said Allison Behringer. "Because you have to come through so many obstacles, that you if don't love it and you're not completely driven by your passion, you're not going to succeed."
But sometimes passion can lead to tunnel vision, something that serial entrepreneur and host of CNBC's "The Profit,"Marcus Lemonis helped the couple alleviate.