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.
In a free society people should be allowed to spend their money however wisely or foolishly they decide.
You can turn a passion into a business, but you need a focused plan.
The dream of large client can turn into a nightmare for those who aren't prepared.
Almost every company has its critics, and now they have access to social media and comment sections.
The long hours, stress, financial burdens and other issues that come with being an entrepreneur can easily strain a romantic relationship.
When your business is mission-driven, there is the added complexity of educating potential customers on the purpose and the drive behind the organization.
The CEO of the company that dresses the star of CBS's 'The Good Wife' shares her five management tips.
Your service, offers and selection that you put forth when you first interact with a prospective customer will be what they expect to be the norm.
Online Reputation Management
The content you put online now could save your reputation if you or your company are ever in the news for unwelcome reasons.
In his book, Daniel Lubetzky explains how he found a way for KIND Snacks' business objectives to live in harmony with its social objectives.
Pro football provides a great model for entrepreneurs as they seek out loyal, raving fans.
Starting a Business
While there is never going to be a "sure thing," there are significant benefits to preparing before you take the leap.
When my father got five times his ideal price, plus some bagels, for family junk he taught that street smarts trump book smarts.
Businesses of all sizes would be well served giving their customers a seat at the table with an executive that represents their interests.
You need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and leverage change for your success.
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