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.

Episode 2 of “Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet” Is Live

Episode 2 of Carol’s new video series Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet is now live! Carol counsels a flight attendant on whether her high-tech product will soar or should be grounded at Check out the episode here.
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Landing the Big Fish Can Sink the Boat

When a small business lands a big client, they celebrate. They believe their marketing will get easier, and their credibility in the marketplace will get a boost. And it probably will. But there are some issues specific to working with bigger companies that you need to […]
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5 Reasons Most Teenage Entrepreneurs Initially Fail

As a teenage entrepreneur, a lot of my classmates often envied me for the money I made. Thinking back, my teachers did too. Classmates and friends would ask me for ideas to make money – and I often did help them. Even now that I’m in […]
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20 Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Military and Veteran Owned Businesses

With Veteran’s Day almost upon us, it’s so important to show our support to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect ours. And since the holiday season also is just around the corner, we’ve asked our contributor network […]
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Strategies to Make Cash Flow Management More Successful and Less Stressful

One of the make or break factors in an entrepreneur’s success is managing cash flow. Even when sales are doing well, if payment lags from key clients, your seemingly successful business can come under a lot of pressure. I know the importance of cash flow and […]
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Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet!

Carol wanted to announce her new digital series, where aspiring entrepreneurs run their new business ideas by Carol to get her honest feedback, as well as tips for success: “Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet!” The first installment is on Norwegian Wool, where a Wall Street […]
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Five Things Military Personnel Should Do Before Starting a Business

One of my favorite sayings is that “if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” While military personnel follow that mantra closely as they prepare for combat, they often don’t do enough to prepare themselves for their lives after the military. And with so many military […]
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Do You Need a Partner? Five Questions You Should Ask Yourself.

Running a business by yourself is both time-consuming and stressful, which can lead you to a point in time where you might want to consider finding a partner. Before you and your new business partner can forge a successful working relationship together, you need to understand […]
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7 Don’ts for Online Content

The problem with online publishing is everyone can be an author. However, just because you have access to a PUBLISH button does not make you a skilled writer. If you are serious about writing high-quality content for your business, it’s imperative to learn and follow certain […]
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Short on Resources? You Can Still Accomplish Big Things.

Most small business are trying to accomplish more with fewer resources. But if you’re tempted to think that your small business can’t do big things, Carol’s recent article on “How Small Teams Can Achieve Big Results” may give you some ideas. Carol begins: “If you’ve […]
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