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.

Gone Fishing: We’re on Vacation!

We’re on vacation. We are going fishing – or going to sit by the pool – or something. It’s summer here in Chicago and Business Unplugged is taking the next two weeks off. We’ll be back on Tuesday, August 5. See you then! Read More

When Your Biggest Strength is Your Biggest Weakness

As I advise and strategize with entrepreneurs, I am noticing a trend, particularly amongst those driven by creativity and passion. It’s that their biggest strength- the creativity that sets them apart- is often their biggest weakness in business. I have gone deep with the owners of […] Read More

Online Marketing: What Not to Do

Editor’s note: I was so sorry when Rich Gallagher, one of our favorite guest contributors, published this on his blog first. It is exactly the kind of smart and snarky post we like to publish here at Business Unplugged. Since you might have missed it, I […] Read More

Who’s Your Girlfriend?

Everyone is tempted at one time or another to be unfaithful. Those who run their own businesses are especially prone. We work long hours, oftentimes alone at the office with staff members of the opposite sex. I got home after one particularly harrowing day, kissed my […] Read More

The Paralysis of Freedom

As I talk to more and more entrepreneurs about their businesses, ironically, one of the biggest areas of constraint for them is having too many choices.  That’s right; they are bound by too much freedom in their businesses. There is always another idea, another path, or […] Read More

70 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Inspirations

From family and friends to colleagues or even celebrities, anyone can become an important business influence. So, I have asked the contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to explain who their biggest influences are for their own businesses. Their answers are presented […] Read More

Gone Fishing – Happy Fourth of July 2014

In celebration of the Independence Day holiday weekend here in the U.S. we will be taking today off. Please remember to unplug, connect with friends and family, and recharge your battery. This is incredibly important for small business owners. Have a wonderful holiday and be safe. […] Read More

Lessons From a Broke Entrepreneur Turned Multi-Millionaire

Editor’s note: This post generated some sharing on our Facebook page so it made sense to link to it here on the blog as well. As you probably know, Carol writes for other sites. Here is her latest for Entrepreneur Magazine: Simple Yet Powerful Business Lessons From […] Read More

How to Get More Time Back in Your Day

Potentially the number one issue facing all of us, both personally and professionally, is not having enough time.  This is particularly an issue for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  In fact, according to the most recent Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, almost three out […] Read More

Finding Your Own Video Sweet Spot

Video marketing is incredibly powerful, and is a game-changer for your business when you do it right.  The problem is most business owners struggle with video, or get frustrated and give up.  That’s like digging for gold and stopping six inches short of striking it rich.  […] Read More
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