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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 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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How to Use Free as a Business Strategy business owners, there are times when free makes sense and then there’s “nobody buys the cow if the milk’s free”. So, when should you use free as a strategy and how can you best leverage it? Read More

Rules Were Made to be Broken

Whoever said that rules were made to be broken wasn’t kidding. There is an important place for rules to establish order in society and even in business, but in most cases, it behooves you to approach your business with standards, instead of rules. Read More

75+ Tasks that Your Business Should Outsource

As hard as we might try sometimes, business owners cannot and should not even attempt to do absolutely everything for themselves. Read More

6 Ways Make Sure You Don’t Hire a Honey Badger

Listen to your gut: One of the most underrated mechanisms we have for avoiding issues is to listen to our own guts. If something seems off or if any red flag is raised, don’t brush it aside. If it doesn’t feel right to you, then wait for something- or someone- better to come along. Read More

The Biggest Social Media Blunders for Businesses

Bad social media habits can be the kiss of death for your business. So, the contributor network...have provided the biggest blunders that they encounter when using social media in business. Read More

The Biggest Challenges Facing Small Business – (and Solutions!)

To see where small business owners are facing challenges, I have called on the contributor network of entrepreneurs and experts to provide what they believe are the biggest challenges that small businesses need to overcome right now. Read More

5 Ways That You Are Killing Your Business

The Social Media Rabbit Hole: With social media being touted as a “must” in your customer engagement strategy, not having discipline and goals for your social media can be a dangerous time waster. Read More

69 Top Negotiating Tips for Businesses

In these tough economic times, getting the best deal terms in all aspects of your business is more important than ever. Read More

Using Twitter as a Substitute Psychiatrist, Thinking Big & More

28 million small businesses, 14 million unemployed means that if one out of every two small businesses could hire just one employee, there would be no unemployment Read More

The Bandwidth Fallacy

Parkinson’s Law started out as “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. This is really true in our lives- whatever you have available (space, time) is what you will seek to fill. Read More
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