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Carol Roth is a national media personality, ‘recovering’ investment banker, investor, speaker and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Equation. She is a judge on the Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice) produced technology competition series, America's Greatest Makers, airing on TBS and an on-air contributor for the national cable television station CNBC, the preeminent name in business news. Previously, Carol was the host and co-producer of The Noon Show, a current events talk show on WGN Radio, one of the top stations in the country, and a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN, Fox Business and other stations. Carol's multimedia commentary covers business and the economy, current events, politics and pop culture topics. Carol has helped her clients complete more than $2 billion in capital raising and M&A transactions. She is a Top 100 Small Business Influencer (2011-2015) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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40+ of the All-time Greatest Leaders

Great leadership is one of the most important keys (if not the most important!) to having a successful business. But, what are the defining characteristics that make a leader great? In that spirit, we have asked the incredible contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors […]
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3 Tips to Rev Up Your Productivity

When productivity is running high in your business, it’s like a well-oiled engine. But, when productivity starts to lag, it can cause your business to slow down or all-together seize up and grind to a halt. So, when your business engine is starting to show some […]
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How Not To Network: The Worst Networking Mistakes

Networking is an essential aspect of almost all successful small businesses. But, what you shouldn’t do when networking can be just as important as what you should do. So that you can avoid these networking fails, we have asked the fantastic contributor network of business […]
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3 Tips to Rocket-Launch Your New Product or Service

It’s a common challenge for most small businesses- how do you get the word out about your amazing new product or service offering? You want your launch to blast out of this world, but are worried that it will just fizzle out. So, how do you […]
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20+ Small Businesses That You Should Know

Here at, we love to shine the spotlight on the small business community, because there are so many amazing small businesses out there that get it right when it comes to customer service, quality, branding and more. So, with that in mind, we asked the […]
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Summer Reading List: Must-Read Business Books

Summer is here and we’re all ready to spend our days sipping margaritas pool-side. So, while you’re having fun in the sun, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of must-read business books for your summer reading list. These are recommendations from the fantastic contributor network of […]
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A Call to the President to Take Action on Violence

As I sit and watch the events of this week—and truly this entire year—unfold, I like many others are deeply saddened, frustrated and angry.  We’ve seen the horrific shooting of Philando Castile, who, by all accounts, appeared to be a cooperative passenger during a traffic stop, […]
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How to Exterminate Business Pests

If your business has achieved any level of success, you have probably encountered some type of business pest. Business pests can vary from rats and snakes to roaches- you know- that disgruntled customer that just won’t accept any type of solution, a jealous competitor trying to […]
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80+ Ways to Amp Up Your Small Business Marketing Materials

Marketing is absolutely essential for getting the word out about your business. But, with consumers that are constantly bombarded with marketing, how do you make your fliers, advertisements (online or otherwise), social media posts and other marketing efforts stand-out from the crowd? Well, we have asked […]
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The Label “Small Business”- Good or Bad?

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and small businesses get labeled a lot of things, the most common being “small business” or “small business owner”. But, the term “small business” is not without controversy, as some think that it’s pejorative or just don’t identify with it. So, we decided […]
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