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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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The Ultimate Four Letter Word: Nice

Nice is the unflavored gelatin on the dessert buffet of life...Being nice often ends up in people being taken advantage of and generally disrespected. Read More

Are You Selling Sizzle or Are You Selling Steak?

Sizzle may land you a customer once. But if you don’t have the steak, those customers won’t return and they won’t tell anyone else to come back with them. Read More

Why Entrepreneurs Self-Sabotage & How to Stop

We are often our own worst enemies and many times sabotage our own success, in business or otherwise. Read More

90+ Tips for Improving Business Websites

We’ve all seen them- business websites with a 5 minute flash intro that you can’t bypass, product purchase links that lead to nowhere, or the dreaded contact page with no contact information anywhere to be found. So, to help avoid common business website pitfalls, the CarolRoth.com Read More

Building Your Network Before You Need It

...as I think about preparation, I always focus on probable vs. possible.... Read More

Business’s Most Bastardized Title: CEO

...to be the chief executive officer, wouldn’t that imply that there were other executive officers? Read More

SPIYT: How Do You Compete Against Groupon?

Since Groupon has become such a success story, everyone and their brother is fighting for their piece of the deal of the day space. While I am not a huge advocate of the model in general, I did answer Rupert’s question: How do you create a Read More

The Cost of Being Cheap in Business

Entrepreneurship is often about being scrappy and making more out of less. While the ability to bootstrap can be very handy for a business owner, having the frugality gene (aka being el cheapo) can be very detrimental to your business. Read More

Stop the B.S., Drop the Old School Mentality and Listen

Dear brand, What I, the consumer, want you to do, is start talking to me. I want you to acknowledge that I’m a person rather than a number. I want you to actually care about what I think, and what my preferences are. My B.S. meter Read More

100+ Ways to Create Customer Loyalty in Business

As I always say, if you don’t have customers, you don’t have a business. And turning those customers or clients into raving fans that keep coming back is the key to having a successful business. So, in that spirit, the CarolRoth.com contributor network of entrepreneurs and Read More
 
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