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.

Should You Negotiate for Creative Services?

Buying creative services can be difficult. Obviously, a painting costs more than the canvas and paint that was used. Even if you added in the hours, who is to say that a great painting takes 1,000 times more hours than an ordinary one? In the digital […]
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Permission Marketing: The Cookie Bait and Switch

I love the Girl Scouts. More accurately, I love those beautiful boxes of cookies that make an appearance this time of year. Last week, I found some local Girl Scouts set up in front of a store. I happily handed over my money for two boxes […]
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What Small Business Owners Want the Next President to Do for Entrepreneurs

As I always say, small businesses are the backbone of the economy. However, they don’t often get the appropriate platform to have their concerns or needs voiced and as a result, are often over-burdened or all-together ignored by the powers that be. So, since we are […]
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One Formula for Becoming a Millionaire

Those of you who are new to the blog or haven’t read Carol’s book, The Entrepreneur Equation, might not be familiar with Carol’s background. It’s truly an inspirational story, and one that we can all learn from. She shared it recently on, and I thought […]
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10 Easy Ways to Look Professional So Clients Love You

Am I the only one who thinks common sense isn’t all that common anymore? In fact, on my snarkier days, I refer to it as (un)common sense. Want to distinguish yourself from the crowd? The best thing you can do is to act consistently like a professional […]
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All Work and No Play? Not the Best Workplace Advice.

You spend so much of your time at work. Sure, you need to work hard – but you’ll get more done if you throw in a little fun, too. This is the subject of Carol’s recent post on the Nextiva blog, “To Boost Productivity, Encourage Workplace Levity.” Carol […]
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Cost-Effective Ways to Keep Your Employees Educated

Technology changes and industries change – and it always seems like we have to scramble to stay current. Keeping your employees trained and up-to-date is important for your small business’s success, and something that Carol covers in her recent post on the Nextiva blog “5 Ways […]
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How to Get More Comfortable with Change

Would anyone argue that we’re in a time of pretty much constant change? Learning to navigate the ever-changing business landscape is a critical skill for success as a small business owner. Carol’s recent post “Shift Your Mindset and Actions to Embrace Change” on begins: “There […]
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Boost Your Business Profile with Expert Status

One of the best ways to build up a solid company and brand is from having that coveted expert status to back up your product or service offerings. But, with so many quote-unquote experts out there, gaining that elusive business “cred” can be a real challenge. […]
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What Kind of Expert Is Right for You?

Small business owners are often admonished to focus on their business expertise and outsource support activities to others. But choosing a professional to support your business initiatives can be confusing and frustrating. Do you need a business expert? Or just someone who can do what you […]
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