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. Her accomplishments have ranged from her commentary on multimedia; to the seat she formerly held on the board of directors of a public company; to her role as an advisor on the raising of capital, M&A, joint ventures and licensing transactions. Roth splits her time between Chicago and New York City.

Everything I Needed to Know About Negotiating I Learned Watching My Dad Make a Huge Buck on Some Old Furniture
Negotiating

Everything I Needed to Know About Negotiating I Learned Watching My Dad Make a Huge Buck on Some Old Furniture

When my father got five times his ideal price, plus some bagels, for family junk he taught that street smarts trump book smarts.
Why Your Business Needs a Chief Customer Advocate
Customer Service

Why Your Business Needs a Chief Customer Advocate

Businesses of all sizes would be well served giving their customers a seat at the table with an executive that represents their interests.
How to Be Successful by Embracing Change
Change

How to Be Successful by Embracing Change

You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and leverage change for your success.
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs to Embrace 'Good Enough'
Perfectionist

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs to Embrace 'Good Enough'

It's hard to be a perfectionist when you are an entrepreneur. Frankly, it's also often counterproductive.
9 'Cheats' to Make Your Content Go Viral
Online Writing

9 'Cheats' to Make Your Content Go Viral

These common formats can seriously increase your content's shareability.
Hire Professional Moderators So Your Event Panels Don't Suck
Events

Hire Professional Moderators So Your Event Panels Don't Suck

While a lot of attention is given to finding keynote speakers and other event details, panels often end up being an afterthought. This is where a professional moderator can help.
Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Awful, Flawed Advice
Passion

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Awful, Flawed Advice

It's sad that so many people think that you need to earn a living from what you love to do the most.
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Effect: Why You Should Consider Marketing to Multiple Audiences
Marketing Ideas

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Effect: Why You Should Consider Marketing to Multiple Audiences

Choosing the right message often requires you to target two or more audiences with very different interests.
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 One Really Big Truth -- About Being an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Mindset

5 Myths -- and One 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
Creativity

Not Every Creation or Passion Project Should Be a Business

Sometimes, the act of creation is enough.