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.

5 Tips for Small Business Success This Holiday Season

A successful holiday season can be the difference between a good year and a great year for small businesses. Below are five tips to help you make this year’s peak season the best yet for your company. 1. Spend your marketing dollars wisely. The peak holiday […] Read More

Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Hobby to Jobbie

Can your hobby make you money? Maybe. Can your hobby become a business that supports you? Possibly – if you have goals and plans. In a recent post on titled “Don’t Wait to Turn a Hobby Into a ‘Jobbie’” Carol shares the story of the […] Read More

Did You Miss It? Episode 3 of “Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet”

Women will relate, and men will want to check it out, too. There’s some quintessential Carol in this episode – great humor and solid advice. Carol analyzes Madhavi Jagdish, a web designer for the shopping site Wanelo, who had an idea for a better bra and […] Read More

Give to Get: Holiday Season Tips to Boost Sales

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday officially in our collective rearview mirrors, it is now full steam ahead for businesses trying to capture the attention and dollars of would be customers and clients. And while the holiday season is really all about giving, we all love […] Read More

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

We’re shutting down the blog for a week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you and your friends and family a wonderful holiday. Business Unplugged will be back on Tuesday, December 1. Read More

Five Ways to Thrive as a Local Business

Local businesses are always looking for new ways to find local customers. Whether you’re a new business, or if you have been around for a while, you might want to check out Carol’s latest post on “5 New Ways to Find Local Customers” for some […] Read More

Episode 2 of “Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet” Is Live

Episode 2 of Carol’s new video series Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet is now live! Carol counsels a flight attendant on whether her high-tech product will soar or should be grounded at Check out the episode here. Read More

Landing the Big Fish Can Sink the Boat

When a small business lands a big client, they celebrate. They believe their marketing will get easier, and their credibility in the marketplace will get a boost. And it probably will. But there are some issues specific to working with bigger companies that you need to […] Read More

5 Reasons Most Teenage Entrepreneurs Initially Fail

As a teenage entrepreneur, a lot of my classmates often envied me for the money I made. Thinking back, my teachers did too. Classmates and friends would ask me for ideas to make money – and I often did help them. Even now that I’m in […] Read More

20 Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Military and Veteran Owned Businesses

With Veteran’s Day almost upon us, it’s so important to show our support to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect ours. And since the holiday season also is just around the corner, we’ve asked our contributor network […] Read More
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