Listings for "The Profit" on CNBC
(Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. ET)
All programming subject to change
08/13/2013: The Profit #3 - Planet Popcorn
Planet Popcorn started as a humble little stand at a Southern California fairground. Today it's a multi-million dollar business. The popcorn is tasty but the business model is hard to stomach. Despite generating all that cash, Planet Popcorn still can't show a profit. But serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis believes he can turn this business around and make Planet Popcorn a national brand. But to do it, he'll need this motley crew to follow his plan and prove they can be trusted.
08/20/2013: The Profit #4 - Eco-Me
Eco-Me is an all-natural cleaning supply company started by two best friends who wanted to help people rid their home of potentially toxic products.But their inspired products are being undermined by bad business practices,lousy marketing and major debt. Serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis has a game plan to turn the company around but will Eco-Me's stubborn and shortsighted owners embrace change before it's too late?
08/27/2013: The Profit #5 - LA Dogworks
LA Dogworks was started up by an eccentric hothead who built a state-of-the-art dog care facility that's second to none. But that volatile leadership has created terrible morale which now threatens to dismantle the entire business. Serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis thinks LA Dogworks could be a flagship facility; the first of many. But to build the business, he'll have to see if he can tame its owner.
About "The Profit":
When Marcus Lemonis isn't running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal. In the past 10 years, he's successfully turned around over 100 companies. Now he's bringing those skills to CNBC and doing something no one has ever done on TV before … he's putting over $2 million of his own money on the line. In each episode, Lemonis makes an offer that's impossible to refuse; his cash for apiece of the business and a percentage of the profits. And once inside these companies, he'll do almost anything to save the business and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself.
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