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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, 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. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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The Chutes and Ladders Guide to Business Success

Do you remember the board game of Chutes and Ladders?  I often feel like the path to success is very much like that. Moving along through milestones in your business journey is like advancing a space on the Chutes and Ladders board. There are certain opportunities Read More

Big Data: Google Thinks That I’m a Dude and Target Thinks That I’m Pregnant

In the era of Big Data, companies are making a fortune out of selling information to other companies.  However, what are those companies really paying for?  Is it worth it and what does it do to customer relationships? I don’t mind getting information for stuff that Read More

Tips for Increasing Website Traffic

So… you’ve got a website and great products/services to sell- now what? For many of us, getting visitors to our websites can be a real struggle, so I’ve asked the contributor network of experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to provide their best tips for increasing website Read More

What Doesn’t Kill You Will Make You Stronger

This blog is extremely personal and is a bit of a departure from my normal fare.  However, mindset is so critical to success, that I felt compelled to share it with you. My senior year at Wharton and The University of Pennsylvania was a grueling one.  Read More

Stress: 3 Tips to Achieve More Work Life Balance

Achieving the elusive “work life balance” that so many of us strive for can be a real struggle for most entrepreneurs and business owners. And with access to technology so ever-present and home offices becoming more and more prevalent, the line between work and personal life Read More

The Unexpected Business Lessons from Caine’s Arcade

If you are one of the 3.1 million and counting people who have seen the viral video du jour, Caine’s Arcade, you were probably both touched by the story and inspired at the ingenuity of the 9-year old boy who’s eponymous cardboard arcade showcased true talent, Read More

Strategy: The Oklahoma City Thunder Marketing Debacle

We live in a time of business tactics.  Companies and individuals get so caught up in a project, idea or tool, that they forget about strategy. Strategy tests purpose and goals and also thinks through opportunities and pitfalls.  When you put into place tactics without strategy, Read More

Let’s Be Honest, Size Matters

There’s a big white elephant in the room (or sometimes a tiny white elephant in the room) and that is size. You keep hearing people say that size doesn’t matter- in business, in social media, sometime in boxer briefs- but let’s call it like it is- Read More

What Can I Do to Create a Community?

I like to share inquiries of individuals so that others can learn. Here’s another recent question that I received (edited for the background). “…what I can do better as a beginning blogger trying to create a community?” Here was my response: Who is your target community?  Read More

My 75 Year Old Dad’s Social Network is More Effective Than Yours

When I wrote my book, The Entrepreneur Equation, I was blessed to have tons of wonderful people who I had built up relationships with help me in varying degrees to promote the book and spread my important messages about approaching entrepreneurship.   But even with the fabulously Read More
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