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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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6 Reasons to Keep Your Hobby a Hobby (and Not Make Your Hobby a Business)

There’s a reason your hobby is fun (hint: it’s not work) I am a little bit tired (and by a little bit, I actually mean really tired) of hearing about how you should create a business from your greatest passion in life.  Well, you can really Read More

Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act Blog: A New Home for content by Carol Roth

I am very excited to be participating as a featured blogger in Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act Blogger Community.  I will be contributing content each Wednesday as part of their “money/business” content day on the show. I am excited to add this great venue to the Read More

The 3 Ps– What Gordon Gecko Can Teach Your Business

Many people want results instantly- the quick fix or the silver bullet. Who doesn't? But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Read More

42 of the Biggest Money Wasters in Business

With the economic environment showing little sign of improvement, businesses really need to look for any possible way to streamline their expenses. So this week, I decided to reach out to my network of trusted experts and entrepreneurs to find out how they think businesses can Read More

What Your Business Can Learn from Playing Madden Football on Xbox

Saying “yes” to projects, tasks or customers has a real tradeoff cost involved with it... Sometimes, it is wise not to “make the play” and hold the ball until a better opportunity comes along. Read More

Is Being a Chicago Driver Hurting Your Business?

While it may seem interesting to check out everything else in your path, taking your eye off the road can cause your own kind of jam. Do you spend too much time checking out your competition and being interested in what others are doing? Read More

The Elephant Whisperer

There are so many times when we have a personal or professional issue and are afraid to address it. But how can you expect to solve a problem if you don’t identify that it exists in the first place? Read More

Is Anyone Laughing At Your Goals? If Not, Think Bigger.

This fear of shooting big and missing often leads businesses to sell themselves short. If you have an achievable goal, you will probably reach that but no more- at least, you won’t expend the energy to do so. Read More

34 Ways to Motivate Your Social Media Group to Engage

So, you’ve got a Social Media Group…now what? Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or have your own blog/forum, it can be challenging to get group members to stay active, submit relevant discussions, comment or even meet up online. So, I have again reached out to Read More

An Example of Breaking Through the Marketing Noise

Many companies tend to market in places where there are other advertisers- television, newspapers, social media sites, etc. That translates into significant competition for mindshare. Read More
 
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