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.
 

When Working for Free Can Work for Your Business

To work for free or not to work for free – that is a question. Most small business owners will struggle with this, especially if they are newer in their businesses. Carol’s recent post on entrepreneur.com sheds some light on this sticky issue. She describes some Read More

Video for Business: 10 Types You Can Create

Video is fast becoming the way we communicate, the way we share, and the way we sell our products and services.  So I’m baffled when entrepreneurs complain that they don’t know what kind of video to make. I often suggest that it’s just a matter of Read More

Entrepreneurial Shame: Dreaming of a J O B

I am going to say what a lot of you are thinking: Sometimes I dream about getting a job. My fantasy includes the joy of just executing on someone else’s plan. What if I didn’t have to be the CEO, marketer, business developer, administrative assistant, and Read More

Small Business: How to Use the News

Last week we published a post on how to get quoted in the media – so I thought it would be good to share Carol’s recent post on the Nextiva blog about how you can use information from the news to benefit your small business. Carol Read More

Do You Feel Guilty When You Are Not Working?

I don’t know about you, but my work has been exploding lately, and any semblance of “balance” has flown out the window. I have had to consciously make time to step away from the laptop and unplug. And yes, sometimes I feel guilty about it. Carol Read More

7 Tips for Getting Quoted in the Media

When it comes to promoting your business or building your brand, it often takes money to help move things along. Deep pockets can really help, and it’s often the case that you get what you pay for. To paraphrase my father, in one of his moments Read More

Expose Yourself for Success as an Entrepreneur

We reached our conclusion after reading the transcript of a speech about getting rich. It was delivered by scientist, professor and author Jared Diamond at the Museum of Natural History in New York. He talked about a natural experiment that highlights the cost of isolation. The Read More

How Training and Practice Can Improve Your Speaking

Public speaking is a major fear for many professionals, but love it or hate it, when you are looking for funding or clients, you are going to have to get comfortable speaking in front of people. I happen to love public speaking. I think it is Read More

Customer Service: Why Consistency Counts

“License and registration, please.” Just minutes earlier, I’d been cruising along minding my own business. Now, I was scrambling to find my registration and insurance papers. At the time, I wasn’t too upset, because I knew the trooper had caught me going the regular speed limit Read More

How You Can Leverage the Rising Optimism, Revenue and Power of Women in Business

If Small Business is the economic engine for America, then women are the engine’s fuel.  Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of their male counterparts and recent research by Bank of America highlights that women are increasingly optimistic about their businesses’ futures. So, with Read More
 
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