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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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4 Tools to Improve Social Media ROI

Social media is still truly in its infancy, so finding the right way to maximize social media efforts is always a challenge for small businesses. Whether you are questioning whether your social media activities are effective or just concerned about spending too much time on social […] Read More

Cost Concerns Lead Small Business to Embrace Insourcing

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post and received such a good reception that I wanted to make sure all Business Unplugged readers were aware of it. For a while, the mantra in small and medium sized business was that ‘time is money’. However, with […] Read More

Is Creativity Scalable?

As I advise and strategize with entrepreneurs, I am noticing a trend, particularly amongst those driven by creativity and passion. It’s that their biggest strength- the creativity that sets them apart- is often their biggest weakness in business. I have gone deep with the owners of […] Read More

Money Won’t Save a Crappy Business Model

Access to capital always ranks as a top issue that faces entrepreneurs.  Today, more than ever before, it’s incredibly difficult to get capital from any of the ‘usual suspects’, like banks or private lenders and investors.  However, a lot of the time, the need for capital […] Read More

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
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