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.
 

Telling the Whole Truth—and Nothing but the Truth

The professional landscape is rife with broken relationships, barely suppressed loathing and unresolved conflicts. Tension. Simmering power struggles. Complaints about colleagues abound—but are rarely directly to the one who needs to hear it the most: the person who committed the offense. Why is this? Why do […] Read More

Success Takes Time

We all love to hear a good success story about a business that seemed to explode onto the scene. It can be inspiring, and make us want to start a business. Unfortunately, success usually takes time. Lots and lots of time. Carol tackles this topic in a recent post […] Read More

People Are Your Most Important Asset

By far the biggest secret weapon you have—or that any company has—is your own employees. Your employees are your most valuable asset, but you have to be proactive to find and unleash the hidden power inherent in your organization. To begin this process, you need to […] Read More

The Label “Small Business”- Good or Bad?

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and small businesses get labeled a lot of things, the most common being “small business” or “small business owner”. But, the term “small business” is not without controversy, as some think that it’s pejorative or just don’t identify with it. So, we decided […] Read More

Smart Tips for Business Travelers to Beat Jet Lag

Whether you’re the CEO of a major corporation or you’re a small business entrepreneur, more and more people are now conducting business that requires them to travel frequently for important meetings. Depending on where your meeting is, as well as your time of landing, you may […] Read More

Cash Flow: Oxygen for Your Business

As a small business owner, your business can feel like a living, breathing entity. In order to grow and flourish, your business needs predictable and reliable cash flow. In Carol’s latest post on MasterCard.biz, “How to Avoid a Cash Flow Crisis,” she says: “Think of cash […] Read More

Every Web Page Tells a Story

Deliver what your viewer wants to hear, not what you want to say. Good listeners make good salespeople. It’s hard to understand someone’s needs without listening. So, the question is: Is your website and social media listening – or telling?  Here are a few points to […] Read More

Top Five Tips for Getting Referral Business

I sometimes joke that my most successful marketing strategy is waiting for the phone to ring. Because, in point of fact, it is. The majority of my speaking engagements, writing gigs and therapy clients all come from other people sending them my way. People underestimate the […] Read More

How to Evaluate Losses

When you run a small business, you have to make a lot of decisions – and often without a lot of information. Not every decision you make is going to be a good one. When you launch products or services, some will be successful, and some […] Read More

How Can You Supercharge Your Business Growth? Start Here.

Growing a small business is hard! That’s why Carol and I teamed up with Microsoft* Community Connections to reach out to small business experts and support organizations across the country. We asked them to share their best tips to supercharge growth, and we received a great response. […] Read More
 
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