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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 currently an on-air contributor for the national cable television station CNBC, the pre-eminent 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, 2012 & 2013) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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How to Get a Free Lunch

You’ve clearly heard the saying, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”.  Well, on my recent trip to Maui, I saw how one businessman got himself a free lunch every day and how giving away a free lunch benefitted that restaurant. On our holiday, one Read More

Return on Ego (ROE) vs. Return on Investment (ROI)

Back in the 1980s, Madonna told us that we were living in a material world.  Now, we are living in an ego-driven world, where recognition and fame not only give you some semblance of status, but also a bit of a high.  However, the pursuit of Read More

Action vs. Preparation

As an alum of The University of Pennsylvania, I am by default a Ben Franklin fan.  One of his many insightful quotes is, “Never confuse motion with action.” Many entrepreneurship experts are a big fan of doing.  “Just get going”, they say!  However, doing by itself Read More

What Your Business Can Learn from the Locked in the Bathroom Story

I had shared this story several years ago and since my dear friend said it still brought her to tears of laughter, I wanted to share it with you again, because there is a very relevant business lesson within it. Preparation is key for every situation, Read More

Competition: Standing Out From the Crowd in Business

Let’s face it- with virtually every product or service imaginable readily available to us at any time of the day, this is the most competitive time for businesses in history. So, to help your business stand out in this over-crowded marketplace, the contributor network of Read More

Teachers Can Open Doors, but You Need to Walk Through Yourself

Learning is a lifelong process and help can move us forward a stone’s throw or a giant leap.  So, it is natural for us to seek out those that can help us, either directly or through inspiration.  We read blogs and books, seek advice and mentorship Read More

Why You Need to Kill the Word “Try”

I keep meeting a lot of people, business owners included, who “try”. As Yoda says, “Do or Do not, there is no try.” When you tell someone, let’s try to get together, you might as well be saying, “If I have nothing better to do, maybe Read More

Websites: How to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Business Website

Everyone knows that nowadays, if you have a business, you need to have a website. And the importance of that website shouldn’t be undervalued, since it is accessible to anyone, all over the world, and at any time of day. It serves many purposes- it can Read More

The Pros and Cons of Partnering with Your Partner

As the lines between our personal and professional lives seem to get more blurred, some couples really take the idea of a merger to the next level by working together in a business.  But is this a good idea? I worked with my own husband for Read More

How to Protect Your Business from Being Taken to the Cleaners

In an era where we make “friends” with people we have never met based on a tweet and an avatar, the environment is ripe for scammers or even for you just being a bit too trusting.  I thought it would be helpful to offer a few Read More
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