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.

Please Don’t Ask to Pick My Brain

The working title of this post was “Be a Consulting Pro, Not a Consulting Ho.” I can argue that consulting might have come before what is generally considered to be the world’s oldest profession. And we are renting our bodies, too – our brains. Yes, fellow […]
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A (Fictional) Powerbroker’s Rules for Success

Ari Gold is the fictional uber-agent and star of HBO’s Entourage series, which is now a feature film.  Gold is played to perfection by Jeremy Piven, who gives the character his brash, over-the-top, but somehow lovable persona. Ari is said to be modeled after real-life Hollywood […]
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How to Get Off the Revenue Roller Coaster

Too much to do. Too little time. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs often feel this way. Many businesses sell time in one way, shape, or form. It may not be direct. But there is a direct correlation between time invested and units […]
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How to Successfully Navigate Tricky Online Situations

“I’ve got some bad news.” I hated seeing those words in my inbox. On a Monday morning, no less. I kept reading and discovered that a client was accused of making a misstep on Twitter. As part of a bigger campaign, we had partnered with another […]
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How to Keep Customers Coming Back

Carol’s latest post on the MasterCardBiz blog is an important one for small business owners. It includes the best takeaways from a Google Hangout panel that Carol moderated. It is so much easier to sell more to existing customers who already know you and (hopefully) like […]
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Tips for Improving Business Productivity

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Microsoft*, who has an entire suite of products and tools to make you more productive. Inspired by Microsoft’s dedication to productivity, we asked the Business Unplugged contributor network of entrepreneurs and experts to give their best tips […]
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Home Office: The Good, Bad, and How to Prevail Over the Ugly

According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of all U.S. small businesses are based in their owners’ homes. If you ask small business owners or solopreneurs who have built thriving businesses working from their home offices if it’s the way to go, I’d expect […]
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Book Publishing: How to Make It to the Big Leagues

I recently reached a nice milestone as an author: As of this year, I have sold over a million dollars worth of books. At this point I consider myself to be the writing equivalent of an everyday MLB or NBA player – more like a solid […]
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What Small Business Can Learn from the NFL Draft

The NFL draft was in Chicago this past weekend. Commentators were rife with analyses of draft selections. Players were being compared with past choices and team needs. Every team asks four questions when choosing a draftee: What does the team need? Does this person have the […]
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The Best-Kept Secret Resource for Small Business – SCORE Mentors!

There is an easily accessible and FREE resource that is available to every aspiring entrepreneur and small business owner. Nationally, SCORE provides services to small businesses, no matter the stage of the business, through a network of more than 11,000 volunteers in more than 300 communities. […]
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