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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, and 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. Carol 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) and has her own action figure. Twitter: @CarolJSRoth

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What Every Small Business Should Have on Their Website

We live in a digital world and for small businesses, this means customers are looking for your business, information about your services and other resources that are related to your presence online. This holds true even if your business is primarily offline. However, far too many […]
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How Small Business Can Leverage Innovation

On my recent trip to Microsoft’s campus, I visited a place that they call The Garage, which is an innovation center open 24/7 to every Microsoft* employee. After being greeted by a video from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talking about the importance of innovation, we learned […]
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Technology Leads Experts’ Top Small Business Predictions for 2017

As we head into 2017, optimism around small business – and its prospects – is on the rise.  So, what’s on the horizon for entrepreneurs in the new year? I asked a number of leading small business experts about their top predictions related to what’s most […]
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Improving Your Online Presence Should Be Your Small Business’s Top Priority

As we enter the time of year when entrepreneurs make their New Year’s resolutions, at the top of the list should be improving your online presence.  According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and’s Consumer and Small Business Survey, while the majority of consumers (83 […]
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Wrapping 2016 in a Bow and Planning for Next Year

As you end 2016, you may be thinking about how to reward employees and give back to the community. According to the fall 2016 Bank of America Small Business Owner’s Report, small business owners often have to make sacrifices in order to give holiday perks to […]
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How Office 365’s Bookings App Can Help Your Business Productivity

When you think of Microsoft’s* Office 365, you probably think about their best-known productivity apps, like Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, among others. However, what’s really exciting is that Microsoft keeps expanding their Office 365 offerings, which give you more functionality to help you seamlessly run […]
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How Your Small Business Can Compete with the Big Guys this Holiday Season

For many businesses, the holiday season represents a significant sales opportunity – for some, it literally makes or breaks the year. But with the competition from big retailers, how can your small business compete? Fortunately, entrepreneurs are well suited to offer customers something worthwhile and capture […]
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Challenges, Opportunities and Resources for Women in Business

As we are in the thick of National Women’s Small Business month, it made sense to highlight the opportunities and challenges that women face. Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of their male counterparts, and Bank of America’s recent Women Business Owner Spotlight report […]
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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Embrace Storytelling

Whether in marketing, sales or inspiring employees, great stories can be an entrepreneur’s secret weapon. To talk about the power of storytelling, I turned to master storyteller Liz Strauss. Liz is a speaker and author of the new book Anything Your Put Your Mind To (which […]
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Why It Could Be Time to Try Amazon Business

Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean your purchasing list is, too. There was a time when the only option was to drive to your local big box electronics store, home improvement chain, or office supplier to round up these items. But now, to keep […]
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