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.

Pros and Cons of Starting a Small Business after Age 40

Having just hit the grand milestone of turning 50, I’ve thought a lot about where I’ve been and where I’m going professionally. For nearly 20 years, I worked in a corporate atmosphere, and I recall the exhilaration, the excitement, the fear, and the uncertainty when I […] Read More

What’s in a Name? Everything!

Whether you are starting a new business or rolling out a new product or service, one of the most important – but challenging – tasks you will face is deciding on a new name. But what do you need to think about as you are considering […] Read More

How to Make Money Even If You Suck

I am going to try to give some business owners the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they don’t actually know they suck? Maybe they have skills from some time past and haven’t kept up with changes in technology? Maybe it’s a matter of perspective and experience? […] Read More

The Strengths of Millennial, Gen X, Gen Y & Boomer Entrepreneurs

According to recent research by Bank of America, Millennials describe themselves as “confident” and “creative,” while Boomers and Gen-Xers call themselves “hardworking” and “dedicated.”  But one thing that each generation has in common with the other generations is a commitment to entrepreneurship. So, what advantages and […] Read More

3 Tips to Prevent Business Regret

When I talk to entrepreneurs and business owners, a common theme that I frequently hear about is their business regrets- what they wish that they had known when they started their business. Hindsight is definitely 20/20, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn from someone […] Read More

Five Time-Saving Shortcuts for Creating Kick-Butt Videos

I talk to scores of well-intentioned entrepreneurs who realize they should definitely be doing more marketing videos for their businesses but, as the saying goes, the path to Hell is paved with good intentions. Intending to produce more business videos and actually creating those videos is […] Read More

How to Beat the Stereotype and Have a Booming Business

Before moving into my new home last summer, I decided to freshen things up a bit. My changes were small, things like new paint, countertops, and flooring. The biggest project was adding a shower to my master bathroom, but I was using existing plumbing, so it […] Read More

To DIY or Not to DIY, That Is the Question

Trying to decide whether to outsource a business function or do it internally? If so, asking these questions will help you determine the right answer. Do you have expertise? If you don’t know the first thing about the business function in question, hiring a person to […] Read More

Can Social Media Save a Solopreneur’s Sanity?

I wrote a post titled “Solo but Not Alone” several years ago and it struck a chord with a lot of my small business owner colleagues. One of the things entrepreneurs need to manage against is loneliness. It may be lonely at the top in corporate, […] Read More

Productivity 101: Your Friend the Calendar

“It’s not interesting, but it works – pretty much every time and for everybody.” That’s what I say about my best tip for getting more done if you find that your days are consistently getting away from you, or if you find that you’re not able […] Read More
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