Want to succeed? Get out of the way
Multimillionaire Marcus Lemonis, the CEO of Camping World, has helped turn around more than 100 companies in the past decade. But that doesn't mean it's always easy.
On CNBC's "The Profit," a show where he tries to help struggling businesses, Lemonis often clashes with small business owners who are reluctant to change, even though their company needs it.
Sometimes the key to success is simple: Get out of your own way.
"No company is about one person," he said to one small business owner who was reluctant to change her packaging. "My business would be better without me on some days because I get in the way or I micromanage or I control things — sound familiar?"
"[D]uring this process, your feedback isn't any more important than anybody else's. We're a team. We're going to function together. But we are going to make a change," he says.
Another piece of advice: Sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.
At a sales meeting for cleaning products, he grabs an associate to do a live demo with him ... by cleaning the company bathroom!
"Whether it's a $500,000 company or a $2 billion company, what vendors and customers want to see is that you believe in the product," he said. "One way to do that is to actually get out and show people."
Check out more of Marcus Lemonis's tips for business Tuesday night at 10 p.m ET/PT in CNBC's The Profit.