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The Profit Casting and Small Business Discussion

05/03/2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


On Wednesday, May 3, CNBC’s TV show The Profit and Comcast Business are going to celebrate the popular TV show The Profit and also the spirit of small business and entrepreneurship in Seattle.
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This is an opportunity to network with and hear from entrepreneurs and businesspeople about the challenges, joys, and opportunities of small business.

And if you’re interested, here’s your chance to say why your business should be featured on The Profit.

On the show, Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises, turns businesses around. He has invested nearly $50 million of his own money in the companies featured on the series. Lemonis makes an offer to businesses that’s impossible to refuse, his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. And once inside a company, 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. For more about this popular CNBC program, please watch the video at

So if you’re interested, there will be a booth where you can record why your business should be featured on The Profit. But you’re welcome to simply come for the discussion and networking.


Moderator: Mark Briggs, director of digital media and innovation, KING-TV
Dani Cone, owner of Fuel Coffee, High 5 Pies and Cone & Steiner General
Brett Greene, founder and CEO, New Tech Northwest
Michele Griffin, co-founder of Combat Flip Flops
Daniel Rossi, chief business officer, Geekwire

The panel will explore common themes related to small business:

The small business hustle / Growing your business
Using technology to help your business / business management
Entrepreneurship in Seattle
Family business
Time management
Pressure / hurdles you face as a small business
Social media’s role in small businesses
The future of small business in Seattle
Intersection of startups and small businesses
The role of the political climate in small businesses


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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119 Nueces St. (second floor)
Austin, TX 78701 United States


Comcast Business