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.

Not All Business is Good Business

I don’t remember who said it to me first, many years ago, but the advice has always stuck with me: Not all business is good business. What does this mean? Simply this: There is business you can take on that will likely hurt, not help you. Read More

Small Business Resources

For better or for worse, there is no shortage of information out there for those in business. But how do business owners know which of those resources to use? To help answer that question, I have asked the wonderful contributor network of business owners, experts, Read More

Using Feedolu’s RSS Reader for Your Business

Feedolu, a new RSS feed reader platform launching today, is not only designed to fill in the gap that was left by the exit of Google Reader and to compete against other readers like Feedly and Digg Reader, but also is a platform that can help Read More

For Your Business, It’s All in the KISS

As I advise entrepreneurs and business owners, I am consistently going back to the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid).  Simplicity reigns supreme in starting a business, communicating your value to potential customers and even exiting your business. I remember first learning about this principle in Read More

Labor Day and Back to Work

Where did the summer go? Seems like I was just getting into the swing of enjoying picnics, music, family, and friends. All of a sudden it’s back to school and back to work! I hope you soaked in the sun for the past few months. We wish Read More

Why I Follow so Damn Many People on Twitter

Apparently it has become “en vogue” to dump most of the people you follow on Twitter and follow just a few hundred. I currently follow over 15,000 accounts, which is close to half of the number of followers who follow me.  So, why do I follow Read More

The $20 Sales Pitch

Have you ever gone to a store with a good sale, and found yourself buying a lot of full-priced stuff too? Or how about sitting down at a nickel slot machine at a casino, and marveling at how quickly that $100 fled your pocket? Some people Read More

What Pinball Can Teach You About Business

I dearly enjoy pinball. It’s an addictive game, which I have made more addictive by placing a “Simpsons Pinball Party” machine in my living room.  But this addictive game is not just a way to pass free time, it can teach you about business as well.  Read More

Breaking Bad Lessons for Small Business

(Note: Some spoilers below.) Manipulator, monster, meth king … Say what you want about Walter White: He built up a business from scratch that is now so big he literally has more money than he can count. What can we learn from the evil Breaking Bad Read More

The Entrepreneur Story – Is Bigger Better?

We love a good story. We love a story where people overcome big obstacles to succeed. In fact, one of our favorites is that of the dedicated entrepreneur starting in a garage or bedroom and building a multi-national company worth billions. We love that story. It’s Read More
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