Carol Roth

Carol Roth

Entrepreneur and author

Carol Roth is an on-air contributor for CNBC, a “recovering” investment banker, entrepreneur and best-selling author. She makes people think, makes them laugh and makes them money, with her accomplishments ranging from her multimedia commentary to formerly sitting on the Board of Directors of a public company to advising on greater than $2 billion in capital raising, M&A, joint ventures and licensing transactions. Carol splits her time between her main residence in Chicago and New York City, and also has an action figure made in her own likeness.

How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Business in Five Years
Startup Basics

How 3 Entrepreneurs Went from Welfare to Multi-Million Business in Five Years

The CEO of Zaycon Fresh shares the entrepreneurial lessons he learned from taking his circumstances and turning them into a major business opportunity.
The Simple Customer-Service Mistake That Cost $800
Customer Service

The Simple Customer-Service Mistake That Cost $800

Why being proactive, rather than reactive, in customer service creates loyalty and makes 'cents'.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Hockey
Hockey

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Pro Hockey

A look at the many parallels between great hockey teams and great businesses.
5 Myths -- and 1 Really Big Truth -- About Being an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Mindset

5 Myths -- and 1 Really Big Truth -- About Being an Entrepreneur

Think you're ready to own a business? Are you sure?
3 Must-Have Memberships for the Small-Business Traveler
Travel Tips

3 Must-Have Memberships for the Small-Business Traveler

If you spend time on the road, keep these in your wallet -- for less than $100 per month each.
Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital
National Small Business Week

Challenges Women Face When Raising Venture Capital

If you're a woman who wants to start a business, don't let these obstacles stand between you and major sources of funding.
Not Every Creation or Passion Project Should Be a Business
Startup Basics

Not Every Creation or Passion Project Should Be a Business

Sometimes, the act of creation is enough.
Unlikely Lessons From Building a Multi-Million Dollar Social Business
Management Lessons

Unlikely Lessons From Building a Multi-Million Dollar Social Business

In his new book, Daniel Lubetzky explains how he found a way for KIND Snacks' business objectives to live in harmony with its social objectives.
Email Subject Lines Can Really Suck. Here's How to Make Yours Better.
Email Marketing

Email Subject Lines Can Really Suck. Here's How to Make Yours Better.

Here are some crappy email headline techniques -- or lack thereof -- that you will definitely want to avoid.
How One Boutique Uses Technology to Help More Brides Say Yes to the Dress
Technology

How One Boutique Uses Technology to Help More Brides Say Yes to the Dress

Take this Texas-based small business as an example of how smart tech can help you grow and streamline operations.
Some People Have a Therapist. I Have a Business Coach.
Coaches

Some People Have a Therapist. I Have a Business Coach.

Here's why I think having a business coach is invaluable for any entrepreneur.
Beware of Pursuing ROE -- Return on Ego
Priorities

Beware of Pursuing ROE -- Return on Ego

Until there is a currency tied to the size of your ego, doing activities that support your goals is a better business investment.
How Finder's Fees Can Be a Catalyst for Business Growth
Referrals

How Finder's Fees Can Be a Catalyst for Business Growth

One of best ways to find new customers and clients is through your own network. Here's what you need to know about charging and paying finder's fees for referrals.
Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?
Virtual Currency

Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?

The author of 'The Bitcoin Big Bang' on what entrepreneurs need to know about the budding digital currency.