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 ABC’s of Recruiting Top Talent for Small Business

There’s no denying the ubiquity of big companies like Apple and Google—heck, when a company becomes a verb recognized in the dictionary, you know that they’re kind of a big deal. For small businesses, it may seem impossible to compete with the status of these companies, […]
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Easy Ways to Entice People to Read (and Share) Your Content

When we create content, we want to do everything we can to get people to read it. There are several easy ways to structure your content so that people are more likely to click on it – and maybe even share it. And if their friends […]
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The Most Positive Word for Entrepreneurs is Negative

We think of ourselves as positive people. We like to share positive messages. However, there’s a paradox we want to share with you. One of the most positive terms in the successful entrepreneur’s tool kit is a negative one. The Point of All Planning It took […]
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Gone Fishing – Summer 2015

We are taking some time off – and we hope you schedule some time off as well to unplug, step back, and reconnect with friends and family. We’ll be back on Tuesday, August 11.
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5 Tips for Better Performance Reviews

I love performance reviews – said no one ever. Managers don’t love doing them. Employees don’t love receiving them. They may be a necessary evil, but there are things that you can do to make them better for everyone. Carol shares five tips in her recent […]
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Employee Surveys: One Way to Be a Better Manager

As with many things, often others will be able to see what you should change when you do not. If you have employees (or part-time help), there are always ways to improve your management techniques to boost employee productivity and engagement. Recently, Carol wrote a post […]
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3 Tips for Business Newbies

Being new to the entrepreneurship game can be overwhelming, to say the least, scary or even downright terrifying (that’s why I wrote my book, The Entrepreneur Equation, which is a must-read for all business newbies). It’s always challenging to wade into uncharted business waters, but it […]
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How to Give Your Goals Priority

A few weeks ago, I failed. It was a quiet failure, but a real one nonetheless. I set a goal to post to my business blog for 30 days. I made it six days and then … well, things happened. A client issue cropped up. I […]
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Communication Skills: How’s Your Metacommunication?

People often feel – mistakenly – that business success revolves around communications skills. I do not agree. I feel that success actually revolves around your metacommunication skills. Psychologists define metacommunication as the sum of your verbal and non-verbal communication. For example, if you say “Glad to […]
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When the Quit Hits the Plan

History is rife with example of people whose greatest success came after their biggest failure. In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill tells the story of a young man during the Gold Rush. He went west to find his fortune. He staked a claim and went […]
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