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

Cheapness Is Not a Sense

“I’ll sniff out a deal. I have a sixth sense.” “Cheapness is not a sense.” ~ George and Jerry, in Seinfeld, “The Reverse Peephole” Seinfeld was chock-full of sage business advice, and these cautionary words about cheapness are a case in point. Indeed, cheapness got Seinfeld […] Read More

How to Position Your Entrepreneurial Experience When Looking for a Job

Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone. Sometime the best ideas don’t work out, and sometimes the timing just isn’t right. Since I’m a career transition expert and have had success helping entrepreneurs become employees, Carol interviewed me for a post on entrepreneur.com titled “How to Transition Back […] Read More

The Myth of Working Harder

Decades ago, when I was an engineering student and my father was an engineering professor, I would go to him for help with tough assignments. His answer was always the same: “You just have to work harder.” Nowadays, I feel that this is one of the […] Read More

How Fast Should Your Business Grow?

If we are in business, we probably have growth objectives – revenue, employees, etc. We hopefully even have a plan to accomplish them. But are there ways that we can make our business grow faster? And if we can grow faster, should we? This is an […] Read More

Does Your Pricing Reflect Your True Value?

Bob Burg is a friend of Carol’s and mine. (He is the nicest guy you will ever meet.) There is a video of his that really hit home for me because I, like most service providers, struggle with pricing. When you start out, and especially if […] Read More

Pitching Investors: Sometimes Ground-Floor Opportunities Aren’t Best

You always hear about startups pitching investors the opportunity to “get in on the ground floor.” What if that isn’t a great deal for the investors? In a recent post for entrepreneur.com, “Why I Don’t Want to Get in on the Ground Floor of Your Company,” […] Read More

How to Work with International Small Businesses

If you are a U.S.-based business, working with a non-U.S. small business can be challenging, but also rewarding. I was working with one of my clients recently.  He has a relationship with a small technology company based in Europe.  This company had developed an excellent software […] Read More

Is the Perfect Gift for Your Man – Underwear?

Can former advertising executive Garrett Ryan create a business around Mr + Muse, a company based on women gifting underwear to their guy? He reached out for Carol’s advice in this episode of her digital series Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet on CNBC.com. Carol would have […] Read More

Tips to Get Back into the Groove at Work

It’s 2016 and after all of your various holiday celebrations, vacations and lazy days on the couch binge-watching TV, you’re now back to work. But after all of that hot cocoa and gingerbread, it can be challenging to get back into the swing of things. So, […] Read More

Is Your Business a Good Fit for You?

Jonathan Fields is an entrepreneur, author, podcaster, friend of Carol’s, and someone I have been following for the last five years. I absolutely love the tone and content of his Good Life Project, as it touches on many of the issues I work on with myself, […] Read More
 
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