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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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Failure- it’s Not if, it’s How

Why do we never learn how to fail? When we are mere children, we are taught a right way to do almost everything.  If we follow that path, we get a gold star or a smiley face.  If we don’t and we fail, we end up Read More

Election: Biggest Issues Facing Small Businesses

The 2012 US Presidential Election is fast approaching and with over 28 million small businesses, those entrepreneurs will make up a significant portion of the voting public. So, with that in mind, I have asked real life business owners and entrepreneurs to weigh in on what Read More

Networking for Introverts

Most people are surprised to find out that I consider myself an introvert.  While I have a big personality and a public persona, the reality is that I am more comfortable with alone time and if I had a choice, more often than not, I would Read More

How to Send a Targeted LinkedIn Email

Do you have an event that you want to send to your connections in Chicago? Or perhaps you have an announcement that you want to send to contacts in the financial services industry? Either way, you can send targeted emails with your LinkedIn account.     Read More

Business: 4 Things That Every Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting a Business

I have dealt with thousands of entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, both before and after starting their own businesses. I’ve heard it all- from the “I wish that I would have knowns” and the “I wish that someone had told mes” to the “If I could do Read More

Stop Treating Me Like a Woman

I recently received a request for an interview for an entrepreneur-focused media outlet.  This request was in fact similar to many that I have received before.  Paraphrasing, the editor said that they profiled many successful entrepreneurs on their site and recently realized that they had a Read More

Fashion: Biggest Business Fashion Faux Pas

Most of you know me as a small business expert, a TV/media personality, an author, a speaker or even a recovering investment banker. But those that really know me also know that I am quite the fashionista as well (I have even started my own business Read More

The 5 Minute Mentor

The concept of mentorship is one that can be both powerful and elusive.  Mentors can help you elevate your game, point out shortcomings and make introductions to help further your career.  But many of us spent a good deal of time without ever finding that perfectly Read More

How to Grab Attention- the WTF Factor

One of the most asked questions that I get from entrepreneurs and businesses owners revolves around how to stand out in a crowded market place.  One answer is that there is a great tactic that I employ that I call the WTF Factor. The WTF Factor Read More

Leveraging Your Customers

Continuing my lessons from Maui series (I’m truly not trying to make you jealous, I swear), I want to give you an anecdote about turning your audience and offering into even more revenue. When I was in Maui, I stayed at the glorious Four Seasons Wailea Read More
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