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.

Are You Brave Enough to Mentor?

My granddaughter is dyslexic—a genetic condition that makes learning to read difficult because of the way the brain erroneously processes certain symbols.  We realized the potential of dyslexia when we asked her to read us a bedtime story and she responded, “Why don’t I just look Read More

Heed the Crazy Customer Red Flag Alert

The biggest luxury of owning your own business is being able to choose whether or not to do business with particular customers or clients.  While it is always tempting to want to chase down any revenue opportunity, crazy customers can suck up your time and, more Read More

3 Tips for Improving Your Webinars

Webinars (and workshops!) can be a great way to reach a large group of current/potential customers or clients at one time. But hosting your own webinar can be intimidating or even downright overwhelming. I have personally used sites like with tremendous success in various aspects Read More

When No Doesn’t Mean No

Entrepreneurs are a rare breed and face situations on a daily basis that most people and professions rarely experience.  Like an actor, author, or a door-to-door salesman, entrepreneurs often face rejection and hear the word no, especially when it comes to their sales pitch.  Successful entrepreneurs Read More

Your Client is Angry, Now What?

You put your heart and soul into building your brand and a respectable reputation. Then something happens. Filled with spit and vinegar your customer complains.   How you handle an upset customer can turn even the most difficult into a lifelong loyalist.  Challenge yourself to take on Read More

Happy Memorial Day 2013

It’s the start of Memorial Day weekend here in the United States. Normally heralding the start of summer, the temperature here in Chicago has gone from a steamy 80 degrees yesterday to 47 degrees as I write this for tomorrow. I am wearing fleece. I hope Read More

All Things to All People Marketing

KAREN: What, you got a little thing for her? GEORGE: No, No! She’s going out with a friend of mine. It’s only courteous that we should try and like each other. KAREN: What difference does it make? Who cares if she doesn’t like you? Does everybody Read More

The One Thing You Need for Successful Delegation

Before you had the power to delegate assignments to others, its possibilities sounded great.  Who wouldn’t want to give work to others so they can focus on the things or projects they like best? Then reality hits. Effective delegation requires skill and consideration. If not handled Read More

How to Increase Flexibility in Your Business

With the business landscape constantly changing, having flexibility in your business is a big key to success. So, with that in mind, I have reached out to the contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their best advice for increasing Read More

You Are In the Relationship Business

I was just in Carol Roth’s hometown of Chicago for a quick business trip this week, sitting in the back of the hotel shuttle van, when I noticed the driver and an older passenger talking like old friends up front. After the passenger got off, I Read More
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