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This blog features New York Times Best Selling author Carol Roth's tough love on business and entrepreneurship, as well as insights from Carol's community of contributors.
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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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Entrepreneurs: The Biggest Challenges Facing Solopreneurs

Solopreneurship can be a huge challenge for even the most seasoned entrepreneurs. So, to help you navigate those bumpy solopreneurship waters, I have asked the contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to share what they think is the biggest challenge facing solopreneurs. Their answers […]
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Business Strategy: Do You Believe in Meritocracies or Bureaucracies?

 In a meritocracy, people are rewarded based on their abilities, skills, accomplishments and achievements. In a bureaucracy, regulations and systems rule.  People are rewarded based on politics and seniority. When I worked for investment banking firm Montgomery Securities in the 1990s, it was a meritocracy.  You […]
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How to Speak: 5 Ways to Become a Better Speaker

Speaking at events is a great way to spread your important messages and cement your status as an expert.  However, being a great speaker is an art, not a science.  Here are five ways you can quickly become a better speaker. Don’t memorize your speech: You […]
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Entrepreneurship: 5 Challenges Facing Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship isn’t a walk in the park for anyone and it can be even more challenging if you are of the “female persuasion”. Even with all of the advancements that women have made in the business world, there is still a long way to go before […]
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The Customer Relationship: Is Your Business a ‘Nice’, a Need or an Addiction?

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 […]
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On Branding: Is Branding Useless for Service Providers?

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 […]
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Business Competition: Fuel or Distraction?

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 […]
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Traveling: Great Business Travel Tips

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 contributor network of entrepreneurs, advisors and experts to share their best business-related travel tips. Their […]
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Class Action vs. Customer Service: Honda’s Loss can be Your Gain

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 […]
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Time Management- I Don’t Have Time; No, You Just Don’t Have Priorities

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 […]
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