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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.

Looking for VC Funding? Make Sure You Do These Things First.

Written By: Catherine Morgan
As a “recovering” investment banker and billion-dollar dealmaker, Carol has helped a lot of companies get funding. She shares some of...

What Every Small Business Should Have on Their Website

Written By: Carol Roth
We live in a digital world and for small businesses, this means customers are looking for your business, information about your...

Intuition, Tinkering, Hacking and Problem Solving

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
I was with my web resource who is also involved in the Makerspace movement.  I was asking him about 3D printing...

Hiring: Why Smarts Alone Won’t Cut It

Written By: Catherine Morgan
As a small business owner, you certainly want to hire people who are smart enough to do the job – but...

The Downside of the Tip Jar

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol’s latest post on entrepreneur.com is something most of us have experienced almost daily: the tip jar near the cash register....

5 Signs That You Are Being Too Smart

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
Being recognized as smart is a good thing, right? Maybe not! While you may think that you’re impressing people, what you...

If a Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words, What’s a Great Picture Worth?

Written By: Catherine Morgan
I do LinkedIn training for companies, associations, and even individuals. Training salespeople and business owners is my passion! The first thing...

3 Tips to Deal With the Entrepreneurship Carnival

Written By: Carol Roth
You think that you’re running a “normal” business, only to discover that your normal business is more like “Entrepreneurship-land”- a topsy-turvy...

Pins and Needles: Lessons of Success and Failure in Fashion Design

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Here is the dream: I step out into the glimmering light after the last model has left the runway and the...

Empowering Employees: One Way to Excel at Customer Service

Written By: Britt Raybould
Should we do more to empower the people who work for us? I thought a lot about this question a few...