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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 a judge on the Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice, Survivor, The Apprentice) produced technology competition series, America's Greatest Makers, airing on TBS and Host of Microsoft's Office Small Business Academy show. 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 contributor to CNBC, as well as 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 (2011-2015) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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3 Ways to Get More Done in Your Business Day

Distractions are piling up at an alarming rate, making it more difficult to be productive during the work day.  Here are three simple things that you can do to find more time in your business day and get more accomplished. Don’t go online for the first […]
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5 Ways to Make a Great Impression With a New Business

There’s a legend about the billionaire purveyor of Beanie Babies, Ty Warner, that early on in his career, he rented a Rolls Royce when he went on sales calls so that he would appear to be successful. The perception of success often begets success.  So, how […]
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How to Gain and Lose a Customer in 24 Hours

I received a wonderful gift from a friend of these crazy and delicious marshmallow crispy treats from a small business. They were unique and tasty, and I decided that they were going to be gift that I wanted to give on an ongoing basis. I immediately […]
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Expert Advice for New Entrepreneurs

Starting something new (especially a business!) can be overwhelming, intimidating and downright scary. And since I have already written extensively about this topic, I decided to reach out to the contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their best advice […]
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Making Your Dreams Happen

A few years ago, I made a decision to build a multimedia brand, with one of the biggest goals being having a career in television.  At the time, my sum total experience with television was watching it from my couch.  However, last week, I achieved my […]
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Stop Reinventing the Wheel—And Your Business

Starting a business is sexy.  Running a business is not.  Generating ideas is fun. Doing the blocking and tackling every day can become mundane. But it’s the focus and repetition that creates successes. Les McKeown, author of the bestselling books Predictable Success and The Synergist once […]
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Hiring Employees: 4 Great Tips

Hiring an employee is one of the most crucial decisions that you will have to make as a business owner. Not only do you need to hire someone that you can trust with all of your business endeavors, but you will be spending a lot of […]
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Do You Know Why You Are in Business?

This may seem like a silly question, but do you really have a concrete raison-d’etre for your business?  Do you have concrete goals regarding what you are trying to accomplish and where you want to be in 3, 5 and 10 years? Many entrepreneurs get driven […]
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Forget Demographics, Focus on Verbographics

Are you trying to figure out what your customer wants?  Well, some fancy marketing person may try to get you to segment your customers into all kinds of “graphics”.  Do you want to target customers of a certain income level?  How about gender?  Age?  Or perhaps […]
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The Best Interview Questions to Ask a Prospective Hire

Interviewing a new employee is sort of like a first date. Everyone tries to put their best foot forward and it can take weeks or months to discover what that person is really like or if they are a good fit. So, to make it easier […]
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