"I hear a lot about big business. But I'm not sure that I'm hearing much about how we're going to lend more money to small businesses, train them, teach them," Lemonis said in an interview with CNBC.
"It surprises me how much Fortune-100-type discussions are happening when less than 5 percent of the workforce is made up of those Fortune 100 companies."
Lemonis has done well for himself. He is the star of CNBC's hit show "The Profit" and chairman and CEO of the recreational vehicle dealership Camping World, which he took public this month in an initial public offering that raised $251 million.