In his quest to bring struggling companies back from the brink, Marcus Lemonis has shown us just about everything small business has to offer - from heartwarming stories of success to jaw-dropping cautionary tales.
I like the show, so bear that in mind. The first 3 of the 4 seasons are the best of the series. This (four) is the weakest of the seasons. The shown has fallen into a formula that showcases Marcus and does not seem to solve the problems of the businesses he deals with. In the earlier seasons the episodes seem more fleshed out, detailed, and less "fluff". Part of the show seeks out the "drama moment" for each episode. You can see it coming. This can be conflict or a breakdown. Marcus likes to think that he transforms people and companies. I am not sure that is true. Some of this seems to be cooked up for TV. On the upside the first seasons of this series are quite interesting to watch as we learn the ins and outs of many different types of small businesses. Still a favorite show, but it seems to have jumped the Shark, starting with the "Cuba Visit" episode. Now the show seems to "pretend" to fix businesses and it seems more transparent that it's a show and not a real thing.I hope things change for the next season. Maybe they are just moving to fast when filming the season 4 shows and don't have the time to spend with the businesses to actually flesh out the details of the stories. It feels much less detailed in season 4.
Marcus Lemonis is a beast, I don't know how he is CEO of Camping World and does this show on the site but I see how the businesses can overlap/benefit each other. For example a food catering episode he did an event for Camping World. But what I really liked was how he didn't "force" Camping World to use his newly invested-in business, he made them bid for it like anyone else (obviously with a little guidance). Marcus does a great job of instilling "knowing your numbers", ethics, basic business lessons that should stare you in the face but you can easily miss them in the thick of it. If you are self-employed or just love business, it's a great show. I hope they keep making renewing this one.
Marcus continues his quest to save businesses on the edge of failure. This season features both the good and the bad. We also see where ego often gets in the way of fixing the business problem. I know several people who works for Marcus and they say that he is just the same off the air as he is in the series. He knows what he is doing and the show is a real eye-opener when it comes to not to do with a failing business, especially if you want Marcus to help fix the problem.
Isn't Marcus the BEST! I really like how he has evolved the show to focus less on "good TV drama" and more on critical business skills. Just look at the updates on the past couple of seasons, more and more of the businesses are still going and Marcus is still engaged with them.
as a business owner, there are always decisions that can be made or not made that will impact the company in ways that produce "profit". Things i have learned on this show about business have already made me lots of money and I have happier employees