The Definitive Guide to Business with Marcus Lemonis

12 inspiring quotes from Marcus Lemonis that will help you be more successful

"People, process and product" may be his trademark slogan, but self-made millionaire and host of "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis is full of quotable business lessons.

We've rounded up some of the turnaround king's most inspiring quotes that will help you be more successful:

On effort: "You don't get anything. You have to earn it."

On leadership: "Your job as the CEO of the business is to be the coach. Rather than running people under the bus, you've got to get them on the bus with you."

On change: "If you don't evolve, you will die."

On complacency: "In any business, you can't be complacent. If you do, you're going to go backwards."

CNBC’s host of “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis explains to LA-based t-shirt and apparel company DiLascia the importance of using numbers to track everything from inventory to sales to customer behavior.
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CNBC’s host of “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis explains to LA-based t-shirt and apparel company DiLascia the importance of using numbers to track everything from inventory to sales to customer behavior.
"If you don't evolve, you will die."

On finances: "If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business."

On partnerships: "I'm not a big fan of prenups in relationships, but I am a big fan of prenups in partnerships."

On management: "The customer is not No. 1 to me. They're No. 2, right behind the employee."

Marcus Lemonis helped Pennsylvania-based Coopersburg Sports owner Scott Pino transform his baseball bat business, adding new products and better inventory tracking.
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Marcus Lemonis helped Pennsylvania-based Coopersburg Sports owner Scott Pino transform his baseball bat business, adding new products and better inventory tracking.
"If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business."

On honesty: "People respect you more if they get the truth as opposed to a bunch of fluff."

On goodwill: "If you have trust with somebody, it can survive any downturn, any mistake, any problem. And if you don't have trust, it won't matter how good the business is. It will fall apart eventually."

On personality: "It is OK in business, no matter what anybody tells you, to be yourself."

On failure: "The definition of an entrepreneur to me is the willingness to fail, and it takes a lot of guts and a lot of heart to take that chance."

On passion: "If you don't love what you do, then you shouldn't do it."