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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.

Tradition Can Trump Change

Written By: Steve Woodruff
On a recent visit to Tennessee (where I went to college back in the 1970’s), I was struck by the power...

Surround Yourself with Smarties If You Want to Succeed!

Written By: Steve Woodruff
“Board of Advisors.” It sounds so official, doesn’t it? And perhaps even expensive. Well, if you’re in business, you probably need...

You Can’t Fix Your Boss

Written By: Steve Woodruff
As an employee, you’re often expected to fix stuff. Fix a product, or a customer service problem, or a software system,...

Avoid Imposter Syndrome: Find Your Sweet Spot

Written By: Steve Woodruff
I’ve had several recent discussions with people who secretly feel like they are a bit of a faker, or a hypocrite....

The Age of Opportunity

Written By: Steve Woodruff
I was sitting by our outdoor fireplace a while back, talking with a long-time friend (who is about my age) regarding...

Not All Business is Good Business

Written By: Steve Woodruff
I don’t remember who said it to me first, many years ago, but the advice has always stuck with me: Not...

Be a Distiller and a Thief

Written By: Steve Woodruff
Once we realize that the minds of our potential and actual clients are filled with static, distraction, clutter, and everything-but-you, it...

Discover Your Fit

Written By: Steve Woodruff
Anyone can start a business. Just as anyone can walk into a store and try on a bunch of different clothes....

Five Steps to Creating a Delusion-Based Business

Written By: Steve Woodruff
Let’s face it – designing, launching, and running a successful business requires a lot of hard work. It also requires a...

Open Letter to a Client

Written By: Steve Woodruff
Dear Client, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for entrusting me with your project. It is my intention...