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.

Why I Follow so Damn Many People on Twitter

Apparently it has become “en vogue” to dump most of the people you follow on Twitter and follow just a few hundred. I currently follow over 15,000 accounts, which is close to half of the number of followers who follow me.  So, why do I follow Read More

The $20 Sales Pitch

Have you ever gone to a store with a good sale, and found yourself buying a lot of full-priced stuff too? Or how about sitting down at a nickel slot machine at a casino, and marveling at how quickly that $100 fled your pocket? Some people Read More

What Pinball Can Teach You About Business

I dearly enjoy pinball. It’s an addictive game, which I have made more addictive by placing a “Simpsons Pinball Party” machine in my living room.  But this addictive game is not just a way to pass free time, it can teach you about business as well.  Read More

Breaking Bad Lessons for Small Business

(Note: Some spoilers below.) Manipulator, monster, meth king … Say what you want about Walter White: He built up a business from scratch that is now so big he literally has more money than he can count. What can we learn from the evil Breaking Bad Read More

The Entrepreneur Story – Is Bigger Better?

We love a good story. We love a story where people overcome big obstacles to succeed. In fact, one of our favorites is that of the dedicated entrepreneur starting in a garage or bedroom and building a multi-national company worth billions. We love that story. It’s Read More

4 Quick and Dirty Entrepreneurial Lessons

Entrepreneurs are hardwired very differently from most people.  They almost always have an interesting mix of passion, drive, intuition, creativity, leadership, exceptional communication skills, and unreasonable optimism. They also have the capacity for self-criticism, unrealistic expectations, a propensity for “perfectionism,” and the tendency to take on Read More

Be a Distiller and a Thief

Once we realize that the minds of our potential and actual clients are filled with static, distraction, clutter, and everything-but-you, it becomes clear that we have a one primary task above all others. Break through the noise. Lift the fog. It is not up to our Read More

Great Business Networking Tips

Every business owner and entrepreneur needs help- there’s just no way around it. No matter if you need help with marketing, getting more clients, PR, or even employees, networking is essential to getting that help. So, I have sought the advice of the trusted contributor Read More

How to Successfully Get a Loan

There are a ton of lenders, including traditional banks and alternative lenders, that want to extend credit. But often, small businesses can become their own worst enemies when it comes to applying for loans. Here are some tips to increase your success in accessing debt capital. Read More

Why the Web Doesn’t Matter

What most business owners and marketers think of the internet is now largely obsolete. Websites, search advertising, and even social media marketing are all dying breeds. (I say this with a full understanding that this assertion seems a bit odd coming from the former CEO of Read More
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