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 currently an on-air contributor for the national cable television station CNBC, the pre-eminent name in business news, and 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. Carol 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 &2012) and has her own action figure.
In this technology-laden world that we now inhabit, common courtesy and the benefit of the doubt have seemingly given way to the online rant and snarky tweet. Automated messages and grammatical errors frequently replace saying “please” and “thank you”. But the good news is that you Read More
If you are an entrepreneur, you are in many ways your business-there is barely a separation between our personal and professional lives. Given that you live and breathe your business, are you truly capitalizing on all of your opportunities for marketing? When I travel, I always Read More
In order for our businesses and ourselves to grow, it’s critical that we are able to give others responsibility. But empowering others with too much latitude can often lead to nothing getting done. I was once a part of a fantastic group of bloggers in a Read More
Technology allows us to do amazing things to streamline our businesses. However, we are reaching a point where by saving time, we are cheapening the interactions that differentiate our businesses. Here are a few examples. Twitter validations and auto DMs (Direct Messages) There are services like Read More
With the economic climate as tough as it is right now, financial backing and investments are harder than ever to secure for small businesses. But a great new way for businesses to raise capital is through crowdfunding and websites like KickStarter. A few of the CarolRoth.com Read More
When businesses, professional endeavors or even personal pursuits aren’t going as intended- or perhaps aren’t going anywhere- the easy default is to give up, but give yourself comfort by saying that you have done your best. Almost without exception, this is a bunch of crap. That Read More
You can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. I think the saying goes something like: you become the average of the six people that you spend the most time with. If you look at your professional company- the other coworkers, Read More
Many people are lamenting that they are working harder than ever. For some- especially small business owners- this is quite true. But for others, they may be “working” more hours, but they are not working harder and definitely not working smarter. Just because you are at Read More
I recently got a note from a young man who wanted to know how I chose which entrepreneurs and businesses to work with. So, I figured I would share my criteria with you as it may clarify how you can go about setting your own criteria Read More
Dealing with customers and clients (especially difficult customers and clients!) can be one of the most challenging aspects of the business world. And since my friend Rich Gallahgar is developing a new book for AMACOM on how to handle your very worst customer situations, I decided Read More