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.
 

Anatomy of a Proposal

I think I have an easier time with proposals than most small business owners because I was a proposal manager when I worked at Deloitte. I look at developing a proposal like working on a jigsaw puzzle. First, you find the edges, then look for the Read More

Waiting for the Mythical Mentor? Stop.

Carol recently wrote a post on entrepreneur.com on something that we all need as small business owners – mentoring. Carol says: For entrepreneurs, the concept of mentorship is one that can be both powerful and elusive. Mentors can help you perform better, point out shortcomings in Read More

Do Less, Get More

The Japanese have an enchanting and beautiful way of arranging flowers, an art form they call Ikebana. One of the key principles of Ikebana says: “It is the space between things that matters.” Placing a flower or an object, considering its color and effect is only Read More

4 Tips to Dress for Business Success

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to appropriate business attire, we live in a visual world where how we present ourselves can make or break a business opportunity. Like it or not, assumptions are made about you, your competence and the quality of work that you Read More

Be a Better Speaker: Tips from Carol and Catherine

It isn’t often that Carol and I post on the same topic around the same time on different blogs – but that is exactly what happened recently. I suspect that many of you are speaking, or are considering speaking to grow your business. Here on Business Read More

Facepalm Marketing Moves: Brands and Tragedy

There have been several facepalm marketing moments recently. Brands and tragedy just shouldn’t mix. On September 11 several brands displayed bad taste and worse judgment. And then there is the Urban Outfitters fiasco. Anybody who has ever worked for a big company – and I am Read More

IRS Needs to Acknowledge Freelance Economy

Carol’s recent post on the CNBC blog suggests that the IRS should revise employee and contractor definitions. She states: “As we look at ways to put people back to work and foster a pro-growth environment for small business, a simple definitional change in the tax code Read More

Partnering with Your Partner: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Some of you may be thinking about starting a business with your significant other. Carol worked with her husband for 10 years and shares the plus points and the negatives in her recent post on entrepreneur.com – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Partnering Read More

10 Ways to Beat Business Burnout

Successful entrepreneurs burn as much energy as champion marathon runners; they not only run long, they also run fast. Some entrepreneurial ventures fail not from a lack of good ideas, but because they run out of gas. Here are 10 ways to avoid burning out before Read More

Tips for a Great Business Meeting

Whether you’re meeting with a potential client, a current client, a colleague or even your staff, sometimes, those meetings go off the rails and leave you scratching your head as to what the purpose of that meeting really was. So, to improve the productivity and ultimately, Read More
 
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