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 Most Popular Bad Advice About Social Media

These days, it seems like every business wants a seat on the social media bandwagon. Facebook seems to have more users than there are people on Earth. Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Tumblr, Reddit, Yelp and Pinterest all have multitudes of loyal, engaged followers, along with niche […]
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Employing Eeyore as Your Advisor: The Upside of an Eternal Pessimist

I loved reading about the adventures of Christopher Robin and his childhood friends in Hundred Acre Wood. It was only recently I realized that the author of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne, gave these childhood characters a range of mental illnesses. Think about it. Pooh […]
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3 Ways to Amp Up Your Business Network

No matter what kind of business you have, from the smallest solopreneur to the biggest organization, you will need help from other people at some point (most likely, at lots of points!). Without a solid network in place, finding the right service providers, staff and clients […]
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The Easiest Way to Turn Off Customers

It was a Saturday morning. We were on the outskirts of Chicago, driving in for a day of business meetings. Traffic was getting heavier. We turned the radio on to a station that promotes traffic reports every ten minutes. Only they weren’t doing them on this […]
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Leadership Lessons from Great Sports Coaches

Here at Business Unplugged we often recommend that you look outside of your immediate environment for best practices that you can adapt for your small business. As you probably know, Carol is a huge sports fan. She wrote a post for that had some interesting observations […]
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Should We Save Time or Lose It Better?

The Internet abounds with stories about saving time. There are ways to cook faster, exercise quicker, and retire sooner. These ideas and many others come under the banner headline that your life will be better if you save time. But I’m more curious about something a […]
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Paying Processing Fees? That Can Be Good News.

In Carol’s latest post on MasterCard Biz she talks about something that many small business owners complain about – processing fees. She shares a few compelling case studies about why these fees aren’t so bad, and can actually be the good news. Carol begins: It seems […]
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How to Deal with Business Burnout

Are you feeling burned out? You have lots of company. And there is no lack of chirpy articles on how to deal with burnout in your life. They tell you to take a walk, see a movie, or stop and smell the roses. Or perhaps take […]
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Tips for Building Consumer Confidence in Your Company

It’s a fact that people want to do business with those that have the KLT factor (those they know, like and trust). But, how can businesses successfully build up that confidence and trust with their customers and clients? Well, we have asked our fantastic contributor […]
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Is Your Website Ready for Smartphones and Tablets?

Your website provides a lasting impression of your business. A dated online presence suggests a business that is behind the times. The profusion of smartphones and tablets has initiated changes in how websites are displayed and what kind of content is required. Increasingly, users are expecting […]
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