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For many people, owning and operating their own business is the ultimate American dream. On average, more than 540,000 new businesses a month will launch in the United States, but what separates a good idea from one that just reads well on paper? Enter the experts who are offering not only a cash investment, but sweat equity to burgeoning businesses. With traditional banks and lenders rejecting over 80% of small business loans, there's been a resurgence of a new breed of investors. They provide cash and, more importantly, a hands-on approach to help men and women's dreams become reality. Each week, a panel of top-notch professionals from various fields and trades will share their personal experience, get their hands dirty, and provide the necessary funds to help a few budding entrepreneurs make their big dreams a reality. But how does a business stick out in this ever-competitive market place? And what's the best decision for the business to move forward? Our experts will share tried-and-true methods, and the resources, to take these businesses to the next level. They will also reveal tips on how to be successful in their industries from lessons learned in the field. These one-of-a-kind endeavors will be built from the ground up - with our team of experts helping to navigate every step of the way to find that path to fortune.
Backer Ron Douglas uses his expertise to help a threatened bike shop; backer Cameron Davies must double down and finish a project.
Backers and twin brothers Cam and Cain help restaurant owner and chef David transform wasted space into the first organic market in his town.
Cameron helps construct a mobile nightclub; Brian and Wes help the owner of a coffee shop add an underground tiki bar to his restaurant.
Wes and Brian get blindsided when their clients back out after a $750,000 investment; a veteran enlists Ron's help to build a high-end barber shop.
Backer Ron Douglas is always seeking out new deals and small businesses to help grow, but he finds himself having to quickly shift gears when a client fails to live up to his end of the deal; backers Cam & Cain are looking to expand.
Ron is called on to boost sales for a custom turbo kit company; a local apparel company receives cash and sweat equity from backers Wes and Brian.
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