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.

How to Gain and Lose a Customer in 24 Hours

I received a wonderful gift from a friend of these crazy and delicious marshmallow crispy treats from a small business. They were unique and tasty, and I decided that they were going to be gift that I wanted to give on an ongoing basis. I immediately Read More

A Common Mistake Newly Successful Entrepreneurs Make

Here’s a true story about an entrepreneur that launched a business. He started with very little capital. The first year in business was rough. He was constantly scrounging for sales. The business lost money. Yet somehow, he kept the bills paid. The second year was a Read More

Questioning Your Way to Contentment

I don’t believe it’s realistic to try to be “OMG Happy” all of the time. Not every moment can be like the holidays with your family. Not every moment can be like when you snuggle under blankets with a cup of cocoa on a cold and Read More

Dumbing Down Video: Why Content Matters More Than Quality

Video has become the way that we communicate, the way that we create and the way that we connect.  In fact, Cisco Systems reports that in the next few years, 90% of all web traffic will be video.  So, if you’re still not using video to Read More

Expert Advice for New Entrepreneurs

Starting something new (especially a business!) can be overwhelming, intimidating and downright scary. And since I have already written extensively about this topic, I decided to reach out to the contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their best advice Read More

Your Business Doesn’t Really Need Social Media

Many times when I’m consulting with clients, I get asked, “Does my business really need social media?” And I’ve realized that the answer is often no. No, your business doesn’t need social media. I’ve actually come up with a little quiz for you to take to Read More

Making Your Dreams Happen

A few years ago, I made a decision to build a multimedia brand, with one of the biggest goals being having a career in television.  At the time, my sum total experience with television was watching it from my couch.  However, last week, I achieved my Read More

7 Simple Ways to Beat Procrastination

You know the feeling. You’re sitting at your computer watching the cursor blink. You haven’t gotten a single thing done. You’ve worried about an important client project, all of the phone calls you need to return and have made mental notes about the errands that you Read More

Stop Reinventing the Wheel—And Your Business

Starting a business is sexy.  Running a business is not.  Generating ideas is fun. Doing the blocking and tackling every day can become mundane. But it’s the focus and repetition that creates successes. Les McKeown, author of the bestselling books Predictable Success and The Synergist once Read More

Hiring Employees: 4 Great Tips

Hiring an employee is one of the most crucial decisions that you will have to make as a business owner. Not only do you need to hire someone that you can trust with all of your business endeavors, but you will be spending a lot of Read More
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