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.
 

4 Tips for Getting Paid Speaking Gigs

Getting booked for speaking engagements (especially paid ones!) is something that many would-be speakers struggle with, especially when they are first starting out. So, here are 4 tips to help make this often arduous process a little less challenging: (1) Build Up Your Rep It’s very Read More

Best Type of Social Network? Not What You Think.

Editor’s note: As you probably know, Carol writes for several other sites. Her recent post on Entrepreneur.com is one that I think you will really enjoy. She talks about her father’s amazing social network that really came through and supported her book. It’s a great story Read More

5 Things Entrepreneurs Are Wasting Time On

Time is the entrepreneur’s most valuable commodity, and great entrepreneurs know how to make every minute count. Do you? Many small business operators teeter on the brink of failure because they are not using their time wisely – i.e., productively. Here are five of the most Read More

How to Ride the Coattails of the Biggest Website

Leverage the power of this site for more visibility, traffic and sales… YouTube recently passed Facebook as the largest social media site on the web.  And it’s been the second biggest search engine online for years. The traffic and exposure that YouTube generates is astronomical.  The Read More

Managing Risk

In order for us to move forward in our lives and our businesses, we need to take on risk.  However, there seems to be a pervasive feeling that being willing to sink or swim is required to be successful. In my experience, that couldn’t be further Read More

Summer Camp, Red Boots, Lifetime Business Lessons

The summer heat reminds me of how and when my entrepreneurial spirit began: summer camp.  Not going to summer camp,  but holding a week-long summer day camp at my house for the neighborhood kids.  I was 12 years old and lived in Daytona Beach, Florida.  My Read More

Tips to Maximize Work Time

It’s the middle of summer and you’d really love to have some extra time to enjoy it, but nobody told that to your ever-growing workload. So, how can you maximize your time at work, improving your productivity and efficacy, so that you can get out there Read More

Gone Fishing: We’re on Vacation!

We’re on vacation. We are going fishing – or going to sit by the pool – or something. It’s summer here in Chicago and Business Unplugged is taking the next two weeks off. We’ll be back on Tuesday, August 5. See you then! Read More

When Your Biggest Strength is Your Biggest Weakness

As I advise and strategize with entrepreneurs, I am noticing a trend, particularly amongst those driven by creativity and passion. It’s that their biggest strength- the creativity that sets them apart- is often their biggest weakness in business. I have gone deep with the owners of Read More

Online Marketing: What Not to Do

Editor’s note: I was so sorry when Rich Gallagher, one of our favorite guest contributors, published this on his blog first. It is exactly the kind of smart and snarky post we like to publish here at Business Unplugged. Since you might have missed it, I Read More
 
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