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

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.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Playing Pinball
Lessons

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Playing Pinball

Video games? Pfffft. Playing old-fashioned pinball can make you a better business owner.
Why Shark Tank's 'Mr. Wonderful' Thinks Women Make Better CEOs
Women Leaders

Why Shark Tank's 'Mr. Wonderful' Thinks Women Make Better CEOs

'I've made more money with women executives. It's that simple.'
How Entrepreneurs Can Design Their Lives and Businesses for Success
Success Strategies

How Entrepreneurs Can Design Their Lives and Businesses for Success

Top tips from the author of 'Design Your Life.'
Business Lessons From a Refugee Turned Youngest African-American IHOP Franchisee
Success Strategies

Business Lessons From a Refugee Turned Youngest African-American IHOP Franchisee

At 27, Adenah Bayoh purchased a franchise. Today, her portfolio also includes $200 million in urban redevelopment projects. Here are some of her insights.
Why Smart People Make Bad Entrepreneurs
Intelligence

Why Smart People Make Bad Entrepreneurs

Are you too smart for your own good? Sometimes the slackers reign supreme.
A Quick Guide to Mastering Twitter for Business
Twitter Marketing

A Quick Guide to Mastering Twitter for Business

Critical tips to help you maximize your 140-character interactions.
7 Entrepreneurial Lessons a 'Happy Days' Star Learned From an Unlikely Mentor
Lessons

7 Entrepreneurial Lessons a 'Happy Days' Star Learned From an Unlikely Mentor

Turns out Potsie grew up to be an entrepreneur. Now he has some lessons to share.
The Future of Customer Loyalty
Customer Loyalty

The Future of Customer Loyalty

Is your business ready for customer loyalty 3.0?
From Oprah to the Kardashians: 6 Celebrity-Inspired Business Lessons
Celebrities

From Oprah to the Kardashians: 6 Celebrity-Inspired Business Lessons

Today's celebrities aren't just entertainers, they are brands and businesses. And entrepreneurs can learn from their mistakes and successes.
Never Hire a Honey Badger
Hiring Tips

Never Hire a Honey Badger

The last thing you want to do is hire someone and wind up regretting it later. Like, really regret it. Here are some tips for steering clear of trouble employees.