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.
Businesses are constantly morphing; sometimes because of industry shifts and sometimes because of competitive factors. So, as you think about your strategy and consider the next tweak to your own business, think about whether your business is a ‘nice’, a need or an addiction. Nice isn’t […]
Logos, color schemes, web layouts. As small businesses, we spend a lot of money on efforts to create the ultimate brand- a brand that defines the business, conveys credibility and sets us apart from competitors. However, if you are a service provider—particularly in certain industries—I am […]
I often see parallels between sports and business. Let’s take football for example. The player who gets the ball and runs with it to try to score points for his team is not unlike an entrepreneur who takes an idea and runs with it, trying to […]
For most of us in the business world, business travel is a necessary evil. So, to help you get the most out of your traveling endeavors, I have asked the CarolRoth.com contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to share their best business-related travel tips. Their […]
I was recently alerted to an article in the Detroit Free Press about a woman who is suing car maker Honda in small claims court instead of via a class action suit because certain of their hybrids allegedly do not get the gas mileage claimed because […]
As we continue to be overwhelmed by technologies that take more time to learn than the time they save us to implement, not to mention expanded professional and personal duties, I am hearing another favorite phrase more frequently: I don’t have time. A friend recently engaged […]
2012 has just begun and in an effort to help inspire more prosperity in the business year ahead, I have asked the CarolRoth.com contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to share their New Year’s business resolutions. Their answers are presented below in no particular order. […]
The saying goes that you have one chance to make a great first impression and with customers being distracted and having more choices than dollars, first impressions are more important than ever. I was in New York City recently and took a quick walk through Times […]
When marketing in business, we often focus on what we should do, but sometimes, what we shouldn’t do is equally as important. So I have reached out to the fabulous CarolRoth.com contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to find out the biggest marketing mistakes that […]
I was recently having a business lunch at a local Chicago restaurant when a special grilled cheese sandwich caught my attention on the menu. It was listed as having cheddar, swiss and goat cheeses, truffle oil, caramelized onions and toasted pine nuts on sourdough bread. My […]