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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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3 Major Marketing Missteps that Your Business Should Avoid

There is a lot of advice out there regarding what you should do to properly market your business. But what experts often fail to mention is that there are a ton of common marketing mistakes that can cause real damage to your business (possibly harming it Read More

The Best Trade Shows and Conferences for Businesses

Trade shows and conferences can be great catalysts for networking, marketing and getting new ideas for your own business. But since there are so many out there, I have asked the terrific contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to list their own Read More

3 Tips for Improving Your Webinars

Webinars (and workshops!) can be a great way to reach a large group of current/potential customers or clients at one time. But hosting your own webinar can be intimidating or even downright overwhelming. I have personally used sites like with tremendous success in various aspects Read More

How to Increase Flexibility in Your Business

With the business landscape constantly changing, having flexibility in your business is a big key to success. So, with that in mind, I have reached out to the contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their best advice for increasing Read More

3 Ways to Improve Business Productivity

When talking to business owners and entrepreneurs, one of the most frequent issues that I hear about is working too many hours. People are spinning their wheels, spending so much time working on their businesses that they ultimately burn out. However, this is an easily fixable Read More

Advice vs. Support

If you are a control freak or perhaps just naturally a private person, help can truly be a four-letter word.  However, not being willing to ask for help can be much worse. I had a conversation with someone recently that was going through a tough time.  Read More

A Public Response to a LinkedIn Query: How Not to Reach Out on LinkedIn

Dear Jay, You noted below that you don’t usually reach out through LinkedIn with an email like the one you sent me (I have referenced the entire email below).  Well, I don’t usually respond like this either.  I would normally press the delete button immediately, but Read More

Dress to Impress: Business Fashion Tips

Whether we like it or not, how we look and how we dress affects how we are perceived by others. That’s why in business, it is so important to project the right image through your fashion. So, I have reached out to the contributor network Read More

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
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