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.

The Age of Opportunity

I was sitting by our outdoor fireplace a while back, talking with a long-time friend (who is about my age) regarding his desires to start something new. Like many of us who have worked for others over many years, he’s looking ahead and wondering if there Read More

3 Business Travel Tips

Many people have to travel regularly for business and for a lot of us, we travel much more often than we would like. From the expenses incurred and the time investment involved to being inspected by those TSA agents, business travel can be a major hassle. Read More

Who Wants a $2 Million Bra?

It’s almost the holidays and you know what that means? The Victoria’s Secret holiday catalog will soon be hitting mailboxes. Gracing the cover is usually one of the retailer’s gorgeous “Angels” sporting a bra that either makes you go “Ooooo!” or “Huh?” Encrusted with diamonds, precious Read More

Have You Hit a Rut?

Taking the leap into self-employment is pretty exciting—but sooner or later, even an entrepreneurial lifestyle becomes routine. What should you do when “setting your own pace” starts to feel humdrum? How do you keep yourself from hating your work? Here are a few tips for staying Read More

The Secret Weapon of the Solopreneur

Working in the small business space, I have had the pleasure of meeting many freelance workers and solopreneurs.  In doing so, I have gotten a lot of feedback on some of the challenges that they perceive in doing business (e.g., I am going stir crazy working Read More

5 Tips for Boosting Your Bottom Line

Free advice is always popular but none more so than the answer to the question “How can I make more money?”  It’s one of the questions I’m asked most often, and although there are many answers depending on perspective, the simple answers are these: 1. Raise Read More

The Most Valuable Sales Advice I Ever Received

When I started my sales career, it was an uphill battle. I struggled with pretty much every aspect of the job, but in particular, I had a hard time figuring out what price to quote to a prospect and how to overcome price objections.  This left Read More

World Suicide Prevention Day – Make A Difference

November 14, 2007 was a fairly typical dreary Northeast Ohio November day. Or at least it seemed that way.  I went out to lunch with my mom and we talked about a person we knew who really seemed to be struggling. We weren’t sure what to Read More

Not All Business is Good Business

I don’t remember who said it to me first, many years ago, but the advice has always stuck with me: Not all business is good business. What does this mean? Simply this: There is business you can take on that will likely hurt, not help you. Read More

Small Business Resources

For better or for worse, there is no shortage of information out there for those in business. But how do business owners know which of those resources to use? To help answer that question, I have asked the wonderful contributor network of business owners, experts, Read More
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