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 Small Business Can Leverage Innovation

On my recent trip to Microsoft’s campus, I visited a place that they call The Garage, which is an innovation center open 24/7 to every Microsoft* employee. After being greeted by a video from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talking about the importance of innovation, we learned […]
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Technology Leads Experts’ Top Small Business Predictions for 2017

As we head into 2017, optimism around small business – and its prospects – is on the rise.  So, what’s on the horizon for entrepreneurs in the new year? I asked a number of leading small business experts about their top predictions related to what’s most […]
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Improving Your Online Presence Should Be Your Small Business’s Top Priority

As we enter the time of year when entrepreneurs make their New Year’s resolutions, at the top of the list should be improving your online presence.  According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and’s Consumer and Small Business Survey, while the majority of consumers (83 […]
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New Year’s Business Resolutions for 2017

It’s 2017, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for our annual business-related list of New Year’s resolutions from the incredible contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs. Let their own business resolutions give you some extra motivation to fuel your prosperity […]
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Happy Holidays 2016

All of us here at Business Unplugged wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a successful 2017. Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing community. We are taking a break but will be back on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Happy […]
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Wrapping 2016 in a Bow and Planning for Next Year

As you end 2016, you may be thinking about how to reward employees and give back to the community. According to the fall 2016 Bank of America Small Business Owner’s Report, small business owners often have to make sacrifices in order to give holiday perks to […]
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How Office 365’s Bookings App Can Help Your Business Productivity

When you think of Microsoft’s* Office 365, you probably think about their best-known productivity apps, like Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, among others. However, what’s really exciting is that Microsoft keeps expanding their Office 365 offerings, which give you more functionality to help you seamlessly run […]
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Business Preparation Tips for 2017

The holiday season is in full swing and while your competitors are out drinking hot cocoa and decking the halls, your business should take this time to get a leg up on them in 2017. There are many things that your business should do, plan and […]
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How to Enjoy Your Vacation and Manage Business Separation Anxiety

Does thinking about taking time away from your business give you separation anxiety? You’re not alone. Many small business owners are concerned that they will lose some business – maybe their whole business – if they take time off. The thing is, taking time away is […]
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No, You Aren’t Too Busy

Every small business owner has a song they sing silently to themselves. It goes something like this: “I’m too busy, yes indeed I’m too busy to breathe Everything would be just fine If only I had more time” Except that this song is a lie. I’ll […]
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