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.

What a Tightrope Walker Can Teach Your Business

The title of this post makes an important point. Many people feel that starting a small business is a lot like being a performer going out on a tightrope. And they are absolutely correct. But not for the reason they might think. Both groups of people […] Read More

Committees: What Not to Do If You Want Productive Ones

During a recent business meeting, I heard a phrase that always makes me cringe: “I think we should form a committee.” What followed that statement confirmed all the reasons I dislike committees. Who should chair the committee? Who should be on the committee? When should the […] Read More

Is Perfectionism Your Fatal Flaw?

This small-business management post sings the praises of making mistakes, duplicating efforts, rushing to judgment, going off half-cocked, and all other forms of organizational disorganization. Why would I do such a thing? Because too many promising businesses fail by going to the other extreme, by being […] Read More

I Stream, You Stream, We All Stream Live Streams!

Should I Blab?  Set up a Periscope?  What about Meerkat?  It seems as if a new live video streaming platform is popping up every day, and savvy small business owners are falling all over themselves in a mad rush to conquer the next social media tool. […] Read More

Small Business Lessons from Karaoke

Sooner or later you will end up at an event or bar with friends or colleagues who want to sing karaoke. Resistance is futile. Maybe you enjoy showing off your inner rock star. Or maybe you pick the shortest, easiest song that is more like talking […] Read More

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Where did the summer go? That’s the question that many of us are asking ourselves. Kids are going back to school, and entrepreneurs are planning what they want to accomplish before the end of the year. As we head into this final stretch, don’t forget to […] Read More

Strategies to Make Capital Raising More Successful and Less Stressful

One of the biggest issues always top of mind for entrepreneurs is raising capital. Fortunately, the lending environment has improved and with historically low interest rates, it’s a great time for entrepreneurs to access the money that they need to manage and grow their business. But […] Read More

3 Fatal Flaws for Business Blogging

Businesses are always searching for ways to gain new customers, enhance the customer experience and engender customer loyalty. One great way to hit upon all three of those points is through having a business blog. But it’s not enough to just start a business blog and […] Read More

How to Make Change Easier

Some of us love change – but many of us do not. In fact, many of us dread it, even though we know that it can be good for us, and can make us more successful in the long run. Carol’s recent post on “How […] Read More

Four Easy Ways to Boost Revenue

Do you want to grow your small business? Of course you do! But sometimes you get stuck, and need some suggestions for what to try next. Carol’s recent post on the Nextiva blog “Four Ways to Grow Your Business With New Products and Services” might spark […] Read More
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