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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 Protect Your Business from Being Taken to the Cleaners

In an era where we make “friends” with people we have never met based on a tweet and an avatar, the environment is ripe for scammers or even for you just being a bit too trusting.  I thought it would be helpful to offer a few Read More

Why We Need Context

I have a friend that recently sold a business for $20 million.  Do you consider that to be a success?  It’s a question that I ask frequently and am always greeted with a rousing “Yes”.  While it may seem impressive, the fact is that it’s not.  Read More

Customers: Unexpected Places to Find New Customers

Businesses should always be on the lookout for new customers and you can connect with new customers or clients in the most unexpected ways. So, to help give you some out of the box ideas, the contributor network of experts, advisors and entrepreneurs have provided Read More

That Post About Sexuality, the Workplace and the Award

I originally posted some of the following story about two years ago.  With the continual discussion of the “war on women” and also some fairly inappropriate things (and by things, I mean people) that I have encountered recently, I thought I would share it as a Read More

Has Your PR Firm or Pro Jumped the Shark?

PR can be very valuable for businesses and experts to establish credibility, raise your profile and sometimes even get new customers.  However, with public relations being an art and not a science and with the landscape changing so much over the past few years, many PR Read More

Customer Service: 4 Easy Ways to Deal with Difficult Customers

If you are familiar with my work at all, you know that I talk a lot about providing outstanding service to your customers and building customer loyalty. But it can be a big challenge for any business to provide that high level of customer service when Read More

Three Free Google and Facebook eBooks to Supercharge Your Business

If you follow me regularly, you know that I am into providing value.  So, through a partner of mine, I have gotten access to three different eBooks that focus on leveraging Google and Facebook in your business.  Note, this is an affiliate relationship, but the books Read More

Exclusivity: You’re Doing it Wrong

Retailers use all kinds of methodologies to create perceptions to drive sales.  Sometimes it’s the perception of exclusivity or limited items to create demand.  Other times it’s creating the illusion of a bargain or a “must-have” deal.  However, there is a new methodology that I came Read More

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
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