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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 Tweet, Follow or Friend Your Way into a Dialogue with Anybody

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn- these and other social media tools now allow you to connect with business people that you admire.  However, when it comes to making an online connection, some folks are great at it and some are a hot mess. How can you be effective Read More

3 Tasks that Your Business Should Outsource

As entrepreneurs and business owners (that often have a shortage of cash lying around!), there is a real temptation to try and do everything by yourself. But in order for your business to truly be successful, you need to work on your business, not in it. Read More

The Secret to Increasing Your Sales

The biggest lesson that I have seen on how to increase sales comes from my cleaning service. It’s a time tested secret for increasing sales. It is…asking for it. Here’s what I mean. My cleaning services have never been on regular schedules because I can’t keep Read More

3 Ways to Get More Done in Your Business Day

Distractions are piling up at an alarming rate, making it more difficult to be productive during the work day.  Here are three simple things that you can do to find more time in your business day and get more accomplished. Don’t go online for the first Read More

5 Ways to Make a Great Impression With a New Business

There’s a legend about the billionaire purveyor of Beanie Babies, Ty Warner, that early on in his career, he rented a Rolls Royce when he went on sales calls so that he would appear to be successful. The perception of success often begets success.  So, how Read More

How to Gain and Lose a Customer in 24 Hours

I received a wonderful gift from a friend of these crazy and delicious marshmallow crispy treats from a small business. They were unique and tasty, and I decided that they were going to be gift that I wanted to give on an ongoing basis. I immediately Read More

Expert Advice for New Entrepreneurs

Starting something new (especially a business!) can be overwhelming, intimidating and downright scary. And since I have already written extensively about this topic, I decided to reach out to the contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their best advice Read More

Making Your Dreams Happen

A few years ago, I made a decision to build a multimedia brand, with one of the biggest goals being having a career in television.  At the time, my sum total experience with television was watching it from my couch.  However, last week, I achieved my Read More

Stop Reinventing the Wheel—And Your Business

Starting a business is sexy.  Running a business is not.  Generating ideas is fun. Doing the blocking and tackling every day can become mundane. But it’s the focus and repetition that creates successes. Les McKeown, author of the bestselling books Predictable Success and The Synergist once Read More

Hiring Employees: 4 Great Tips

Hiring an employee is one of the most crucial decisions that you will have to make as a business owner. Not only do you need to hire someone that you can trust with all of your business endeavors, but you will be spending a lot of Read More
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