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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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100+ Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Business

As many of you know, I often talk about “Business Beer Goggling“- the phenomena of being so intoxicated with your new business idea/venture that your view of reality is completely distorted. So, to help you take off those beer goggles and sober up, I have asked Read More

Technology Risks of Not “Owning” Your Friends, Followers (or Business Data)

The problem is that you may have a large portion of your valuable business assets- from data to customer relationships- in someone else’s hands. And you probably take it for granted. Read More

Social Media Apples and Oranges

That’s not to say that it isn’t a good investment of your time, but I don’t know, because I don’t know your business and your objectives. It may make all of the sense in the world or it may be a huge opportunity cost for you. Read More

SPIYT: Q&A-Selling Wholesale vs. Selling Retail

Jason wants to know if he should sell his leather goods to retailers or build his own customer base. He doesn’t understand why he is giving up so much up of the retail price, but I explain the risks. See the video. As a recap: -Retailers Read More

95 Tips for Handling Business Criticism Online & Offline

With the omnipresence of social media, now more than ever, business owners and entrepreneurs have to deal with an influx of criticism, complaints and negative feedback in business. And if the criticism is not handled properly, the damage to your business or brand can be devastating. Read More

Hard, Easy and Obvious are All Relative

There is a lot of resistance to doing something new.  And the reason is that new is often difficult, because you have never done it before.  Without experience, more often than not, a new task is hard. On the flipside, when you have expertise, what you Read More

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 Read More
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