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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 an on-air contributor for the national cable television station CNBC, the preeminent 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 (2011-2015) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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3 Free Marketing Resources to Grow Your Business in 2013

Now is a perfect time to create and implement a strategy for growing your business next year.  To kick-start that process, why not grab one of the following free whitepapers and eBooks to help with your social media and marketing strategy for the coming year? All […] Read More

Are Entrepreneurs Made or Born?

Are entrepreneurs made or born?  It’s a debate that rages on continually, but certainly having an early affinity towards entrepreneurship can be a predictor of entrepreneurial success.  Moreover, with technology lowering the entry cost for service businesses in particular, more young people than ever are entering […] Read More

Hitting Singles and Doubles vs. a Home Run

We all know that get-rich-quick business schemer- or perhaps it’s more of an incessant entrepreneur- frustrated that if they just had _________ (fill in your favorite excuse disguised as a resource, such as money, investors, a celebrity endorsement, a business partnership with Nike) that they would […] Read More

How to Deal with the Business Rule of 3

I have said many times that there is a “Rule of 3” in business: everything takes 3 times longer, is 3 times as costly and is 3 times more difficult than you expect it to be.  So, how do you prepare yourself and your business to […] Read More

Customers: 3 Ways to Create Customer Loyalty in Business

The difference between owning a business and having a successful business boils down to one key concept that is so important, I can’t talk about it enough: customer loyalty. It’s not enough to just get someone to walk through your doors or visit your website once; […] Read More

Doing Better With Less: The Laws of Subtraction

Here at Business Unplugged, we believe in principles like simplicity and focus.  Now, our friend and award-winning author Matt May takes these principles to another level in his new book, The Laws of Subtraction. Here’s a short interview with Matt and as you read it, I […] Read More

Entrepreneurship: Biggest Business Regrets

As entrepreneurs and business owners, we’ve all had experiences or made decisions that we regret. But, we can definitely learn from those mistakes and regrets. In that spirit, the contributor network of business owners and entrepreneurs have been gracious enough to share their own personal […] Read More

The Balance Between Comfort and Innovation

Whether you are attempting to attract new customers, appease current customers, or perhaps both, you will find yourself evaluating different methods to grow your business. On one side is the model of innovation—pushing out new and exciting features, services and opportunities to satiate the appetite of […] Read More

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
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