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.

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 […]
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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 […]
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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. […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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How to Give Customers a Seat at the Table

Customers are your company’s most valuable asset – and yet most companies don’t have a person in place whose sole responsibility is to advocate for the customer. In Carol’s latest post on “Why Your Business Needs a Chief Customer Advocate” she states: “Businesses of all sizes […]
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