Carol Roth Blog
This blog features Carol Roth's tough love on business and entrepreneurship, as well as insights from Carol's community of contributors.
 

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is just another of a long list of things that entrepreneurs and small businesses wish they didn’t have to think about. However, in this case, what you don’t know really can hurt you. Carol tries to prioritize and simplify cybersecurity concepts in her recent post […]
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What Your Business Can Learn from NHL Hockey

The NHL Playoffs are once again right around the corner (Go Blackhawks!), so I am all-in on one of my favorite sports. But, hockey isn’t just about skating, shooting and fighting—in fact, there are many parallels between great hockey teams and great businesses. Here are a […]
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How to Talk to People When You Would Rather Not

I would say that about 90 percent of the clients I work with say they “hate networking” or don’t know how to network. Networking is particularly anxiety provoking for people who identify as introverts. Even people who spend a lot of time in the public eye […]
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How to Solicit Relevant Customer Feedback

You may think that you know what your customer wants. You may believe that if you build it, they will come. This is not always true. Carol shares some proven tactics for getting relevant feedback from customers in her recent post on entrepreneur.com, “Why Henry Ford’s […]
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Small Business: Your Beliefs Might Not Match Their Beliefs

It’s your business so everything should be done your way? Maybe…or maybe not. Carol raises some interesting points in her recent post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Things to Consider Before Allowing Personal Beliefs to Drive Small Business Operations.” Carol begins: “Many years ago, I learned […]
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When Should You Pay for Introductions?

Is it worth it to pay for introductions to key people at target companies? Carol discusses this in her recent article, “The Art and Science of Finder’s Fees for Business,” posted on Bank of America’s Small Business Community. Carol begins: “As a deal maker with a […]
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A Small Customer Base Can Still Generate Big Profits

You may have the impression that you need to have a ton of customers to make big bucks. And while having lots of customers is great, you also can be quite successful with a small but engaged customer base. In Carol’s recent post on entrepreneur.com, “How […]
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More Great Entrepreneurship Quotes

When we reached out to our incredible CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs last month to find out their favorite entrepreneurship quotes, we received such an amazing response! It was so amazing that we decided to run the article in two parts, […]
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Failure: Everyone’s Dirty Little Secret

What is the one thing that entrepreneurs like to talk about least – their finances? Their client pipeline? Their sex life? I would say that the one topic that towers over all of these is failure. No one wants to talk about how they fell short. […]
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Understanding Your Customer’s Journey

About a year ago, I read a piece noting that a top priority for chief marketing officers was “improving the customer journey.” I didn’t this much more thought until a few weeks ago. I was discussing some marketing initiatives with a client, and asked this question: […]
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