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.

Escaping the Positive Thinking Trap

“You’ll see it when you believe it” - Wayne Dyer, PhD “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it” - Zig Ziglar, CSP “Down with positive thinking” - Rich Gallagher, LMFT What could possibly be wrong with positive thinking? Isn’t it a little like Read More

A Twitter Gift for Small Business Saturday

I hope you are getting ready for Small Business Saturday, either by opening for business or by supporting small business owners by shopping “small.” Because this is the season of giving, Twitter wants to give you a boost.  They are offering $100 in free ad credits Read More

3 Ways to Boost Website Engagement

Having a website is an absolute must for most any viable business nowadays. But, merely having a business website doesn’t do you any good if the only visitors that see it are your mom and some spambots from Russia. And since pretty much anybody with 10 Read More

Accountability: It Increases Results

Do you hear the word accountability and just cringe?  It’s such a buzz word.  Does it make you think of keeping score?  Does it turn you off?  Many business owners know they need more accountability for themselves and their teams but at the same time they Read More

A Santa Strategy to Reward Loyal Customers & Get New Customers

It’s hard to believe that we are headed into the holiday season again, a season which seems to arrive earlier each year.  Now is the perfect time to plan for the holidays by strategizing on how you can use the season to show your appreciation for Read More

A Business with No Expenses

We find that accountants often lead us entrepreneurs astray. They make us classify outlays of cash as investments or expenses. But small business owners can’t afford expenses. They have to view expenses by their true nature: They are investments. An accounting phenomenon When you purchase inventory Read More

What Successful Business Owners Do

Some days I feel older than dirt – and it has its advantages.  When you’ve been around as long as I have, and built as many companies, you notice commonalities that successful business owners and successful companies share.  From my perspective, here are some of them: Read More

The Best Marketing Advice on a Budget

Marketing is essential for a successful business. But, for both new and established businesses, it can be expensive and difficult to determine the proper avenues and strategies that will work best for your business. So, with that in mind, the contributor network of business owners, Read More

The Angry American Apologizes

So, the other day I received an unsolicited, hate-filled email that stemmed from a prior tv appearance.  If you missed the discourse, you can find it here.  It was one of many that I receive that are similar in tone. My course of action was to Read More

Is Blogging a Good Idea for the Solopreneur?

You want to boost your business, so you think about blogging—everybody says it’s good for building an audience and gaining exposure for your brand. The only problem? Blogging takes time, and, just like extra cash flow, time is a thing you ain’t got when you’re running Read More
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