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

Responsibility vs. Flexibility vs. Accountability

Written By: Carol Roth
In order for our businesses and ourselves to grow, it’s critical that we are able to give others responsibility.  But empowering...

You Can’t Automate Common Courtesy

Written By: Carol Roth
Technology allows us to do amazing things to streamline our businesses.  However, we are reaching a point where by saving time,...

Investment: Crowdfunding Project Tips

Written By: Carol Roth
With the economic climate as tough as it is right now, financial backing and investments are harder than ever to secure...

Calling BS on Doing Your Best

Written By: Carol Roth
When businesses, professional endeavors or even personal pursuits aren’t going as intended- or perhaps aren’t going anywhere- the easy default is...

Influence: About the Professional Company That You Keep

Written By: Carol Roth
You can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep.  I think the saying goes something like:...

Efficiency, Productivity and Effectiveness: The Focus Fix

Written By: Carol Roth
Many people are lamenting that they are working harder than ever.  For some- especially small business owners- this is quite true. ...

How Do I Get Clients? Choosing Which Clients to Work With

Written By: Carol Roth
I recently got a note from a young man who wanted to know how I chose which entrepreneurs and businesses to...

Customers: Dealing with Difficult Customers and Clients

Written By: Carol Roth
Dealing with customers and clients (especially difficult customers and clients!) can be one of the most challenging aspects of the business...

Licenses, Partnerships and Joint Ventures: Terms You Should Know

Written By: Carol Roth
Collaboration has become the new competition and whether you are looking to leverage someone else’s intellectual property or make more use...

How to Write Email Subject Lines and the WTF Case Study

Written By: Carol Roth
As companies struggle to have their messages heard in a crowded marketplace, there is continued pressure to be bold, be clever...