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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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The Ins-and-Outs of Finder’s Fees

When I talk to small business owners, one of the biggest issues that always comes up is how they can find new business.  I believe strongly in utilizing network referrals as a way to get that new business.  And, to make those referrals more concrete and Read More

Are You a Business Muppet?

I love The Muppets.  It’s a fact that I cannot look at one without smiling. And since they are back on the big screen with their Muppets Most Wanted movie, I thought that I would revisit the concept of seeking your inner business Muppet. See, as adorable Read More

Networking for Success

Networking — it can be a dirty word for entrepreneurs and other professionals alike. However, doing it successfully can really help you to succeed. I am emceeing the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s event “The Exchange” on April 2, 2014.  It’s the biggest networking event in the Read More

BCBG Strategy

There’s a fine balance between keeping things fresh, but not changing things too much to lose the interest of your loyal customers. I think that the BCBG brand does it brilliantly. Most fashion brands change frequently to keep up with trends.  However, BCBG also has a Read More

How to Build Your Database, Maximize LinkedIn & More

We are always so busy working in the day-to-day of our business that we forget to take a step back and strategize.  Below are a few resources that won’t use up all of your time, but will arm you with some new knowledge and ideas to Read More

Choose Your Friends Wisely

The saying goes that you become the average of the people that you spend the most time with. While the math may not be entirely correct, who you spend time with does have a big impact on you. The people that you surround yourself with can Read More

Small Business Owners Should Demand 1099 Rule Changes

Entrepreneurship in the United States has undergone a fundamental shift. Services have replaced manufacturing as our primary growth driver. On one hand, this has created a skills gap for many in the workforce. On the other hand, it has also created new self-employment opportunities, particularly through Read More

Coming from a Place of Abundance

Ah, the New Year is upon is and it’s pretty much a prerequisite that we take the time to reflect on the last year and plan for the year ahead.  If your last year was anything like mine, you may be tempted to focus on the Read More

A Twitter Gift for Small Business Saturday

I hope you are getting ready for Small Business Saturday, either by opening for business or by supporting small business owners by shopping “small.” Because this is the season of giving, Twitter wants to give you a boost.  They are offering $100 in free ad credits Read More

A Santa Strategy to Reward Loyal Customers & Get New Customers

It’s hard to believe that we are headed into the holiday season again, a season which seems to arrive earlier each year.  Now is the perfect time to plan for the holidays by strategizing on how you can use the season to show your appreciation for Read More
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