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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, and 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. Carol 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) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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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

Tips For the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Whether you are pitching your business to venture capitalists, introducing yourself at a networking event or even trying to land a job, the elevator pitch has become a must-have professional skill... Read More

You Can Be Entrepreneurial Without Being an Entrepreneur

...there is great value in starting a business for some, there is also great value in doing great work in general, regardless of the venue. Read More

The Upside of Failure

In fact, you probably aren't going to encounter true success if you aren't brave enough to stare failure in the teeth, invite it in for a cup of coffee and acknowledge its presence in your life. Read More

60+ Tips for Using Facebook in Business

Facebook isn't just for finding your best friend from third grade or keeping tabs on an ex; it can be an amazing help for improving many aspects of your business. Read More

Good Stuff from the Week: Weekend-Roundup (through 7.17.11)

Since Twitter goes by so quickly, here are some great posts and information from the past week, some of which I have contributed to and some of which were brought to my attention, that you may have missed. Small Business Influencer : I was nominated for Read More

What Do You Do When You are at a Business Impasse? My Thoughts (& Yours Too)!

One of the CarolRoth.com community members reached out with the following conundrum.  It’s one that I have heard many times before:  [Paraphrasing from note & conversation]: I left my job two years ago (it was making me unhappy- I   hated the yearly reviews, etc.).  I reinvented Read More
 
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