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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 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

Criticism: 4 Easy Tips to Handle Negative Feedback

For better or for worse, with the internet and social media, nearly everyone can (and does!) get online to voice their opinions about just about everything to anyone and everyone that will listen. And while all of the positive feedback can be great for business, resulting Read More

Why I Went on a Social Media Diet (and Why You Should Too):

My good friend Tim Sanders often talks about being wary of what you feed your brain and how putting too much of a bad thing (i.e. negative information, etc.) into it can have truly tangible effects.  I was starting to notice that I was getting out Read More

Speaking: Tips to Land Speaking Engagements

One of the topics that I’m most asked about, but rarely see any information regarding, is speaking engagements. So, to help shed some light on this sometimes overwhelming subject, I’ve reached out the fabulous contributor network of experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their Read More

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
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