Utah gourmand pie entrepreneur helps make overall look on CNBC’s ‘The Profit’

The Utah person who began a small business marketing gourmet pies has normally been a lover of fact small business demonstrates.

James Edwards has viewed ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue” and his favorite, CNBC’s “The Profit,” hosted by serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis.

“Marcus Lemonis is my most loved since he’s just one-on-just one with the business owners,” Edwards explained.

Now Edwards is not only showing on a enterprise fact present, but he’s connecting with Lemonis on “The Earnings.”

Edwards and his connoisseur sweet potato pie company will be highlighted in episode 4 (Time 8) of “The Revenue.” The 60-moment exhibit airs Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m.

Edwards, a former Air Power mechanic from Delaware, released his small business in 2018 by marketing comprehensive and mini-size pies at farmers markets, occasions and by means of custom purchase.

Paige Moore, still left, and James Edwards, proprietor of James’ Connoisseur Sweet Potato Pies, make pies in South Salt Lake on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Edwards will look in an episode of CNBC’s actuality small business exhibit “The Profit” on Aug. 31, 2021.
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As a guy of Christian religion, Edwards attributed his excellent fortune to providence.

“The Bible says you can have what you pray for, and I believe God gives us the dreams,” Edward stated. “So if he’s specified me this want to strengthen myself, and to go to that subsequent stage, I think it is my work to pray for what I want, go soon after what I want and God opens doorways that he would like us to wander by. He closes doorways that he does not want us to go via. Each individual working day I pray for steerage … and belief that God is likely to provide.”

In the episode, Lemonis functions with Edwards to develop his organization nationwide, according to Tv Manual and Rotten Tomatoes.

At the stop of every episode, entrepreneurs are invited to submit an application and audition for the option to be featured on the show. That’s exactly what Edwards did virtually a calendar year in the past. He was contacted about a month later for an original job interview and survived the screening procedure to be selected. The episode was filmed past spring.

“I was really delighted to be chosen for that opportunity,” he mentioned. “I was just in this condition of euphoria … staying in the exact space with someone I glance up to so substantially and hearing him say, ‘OK, we’re likely to operate with each other.’ That was an astounding encounter to meet up with him and for him to just jump suitable in.”

In each episode of “The Financial gain,” Lemonis satisfies a business operator and is released to the company’s functions. He analyzes its strengths and weaknesses in advance of presenting to invest his skills and money in exchange for a piece of the enterprise and a proportion of the income. Lemonis helped a family small business in Utah that was battling with financial debt in the initially episode of Year 8.

Edwards couldn’t expose a lot about his episode, but liked his opportunity. Edwards is internet hosting a watch get together for his episode at the Monarch in Ogden (455 25th Street) on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

“All I can say is I thanked him for a wonderful knowledge. He was a good person to do the job with,” Edwards claimed of Lemonis. “I just cannot hold out for it to air. I’m excited.”

James Edwards, owner of James’ Gourmet Sweet Potato Pies, bags pies for delivery.

James Edwards, operator of James’ Connoisseur Sweet Potato Pies, luggage pies for shipping at Cocina Tepin Kitchen area, a shared professional kitchen, in South Salt Lake on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Edwards will surface on an forthcoming episode of CNBC’s truth business show “The Profit” on Aug. 31, 2021.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News