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.

The Easiest Way to Turn Off Customers

It was a Saturday morning. We were on the outskirts of Chicago, driving in for a day of business meetings. Traffic was getting heavier. We turned the radio on to a station that promotes traffic reports every ten minutes. Only they weren’t doing them on this Read More

Leadership Lessons from Great Sports Coaches

Here at Business Unplugged we often recommend that you look outside of your immediate environment for best practices that you can adapt for your small business. As you probably know, Carol is a huge sports fan. She wrote a post for that had some interesting observations Read More

Should We Save Time or Lose It Better?

The Internet abounds with stories about saving time. There are ways to cook faster, exercise quicker, and retire sooner. These ideas and many others come under the banner headline that your life will be better if you save time. But I’m more curious about something a Read More

Paying Processing Fees? That Can Be Good News.

In Carol’s latest post on MasterCard Biz she talks about something that many small business owners complain about – processing fees. She shares a few compelling case studies about why these fees aren’t so bad, and can actually be the good news. Carol begins: It seems Read More

How to Deal with Business Burnout

Are you feeling burned out? You have lots of company. And there is no lack of chirpy articles on how to deal with burnout in your life. They tell you to take a walk, see a movie, or stop and smell the roses. Or perhaps take Read More

Tips for Building Consumer Confidence in Your Company

It’s a fact that people want to do business with those that have the KLT factor (those they know, like and trust). But, how can businesses successfully build up that confidence and trust with their customers and clients? Well, we have asked our fantastic contributor Read More

Is Your Website Ready for Smartphones and Tablets?

Your website provides a lasting impression of your business. A dated online presence suggests a business that is behind the times. The profusion of smartphones and tablets has initiated changes in how websites are displayed and what kind of content is required. Increasingly, users are expecting Read More

Strategies to Make Tax Season Less Stressful

So, it’s that dreaded time of year again- tax season.  I know it can be stressful, not only because you have to give up a part of your hard-earned income, but with changing tax laws, the filing process for small business owners can be complex and Read More

How to Boost Employee Morale to Increase Productivity

Entrepreneurs always want to do more with less. We want to get great results with less money. And we also want to get more productivity from our current employees. Carol recently started writing for, and I think many readers of this blog will want to Read More

What Topics Should We Cover?

As the editor of Business Unplugged, I have a question for you: What topics would you like to see covered here on the blog? I know what gets shared the most, but what would you like to learn about? What could we cover in more depth? Read More
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