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Business Unplugged™
This blog features Carol Roth's tough love on business and entrepreneurship, as well as insights from Carol's community of contributors.

65 Tips for Getting Business Referrals

Written By: Carol Roth
Getting those oh-so elusive business referrals can be challenging, uncomfortable and even downright difficult at times. But, referrals are a vital...

Stretching the Truth Stretches People’s Patience

Written By: Catherine Morgan
In Carol’s recent post on, “Want My Business? Don’t Lie to Me,” she shares some examples where people wanting to...

Dealing with Your Fears: The Small Business Edition

Written By: Rich Gallagher
As a monthly contributing blogger for who is approaching my five-year anniversary soon, I am entitled to one shameless plug...

7 Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Business

Written By: Carol Roth
Social media is a low-cost, high-impact way to connect and build loyalty with existing customers, as well as new customer prospects....

3 Action Items for Leveraging Your Internet Content

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
Have you ever received one of these emails: “We have visited your website and find it lacking.  Let us help your...

Out With the Old, In With the… Old

Written By: Carol Roth
If you’ve ever watched CNBC’s The Profit, you know that many small business owners seem to have the same dreaded psychological...

5 Tech Success Tips for Your Small Business

Written By: Carol Roth
With National Small Business Week approaching next week, I am teaming up with Microsoft* to put out a series of small...

4 Reasons Why the Cloud May Be More Secure Than Your Small Business Computer System

Written By: Carol Roth
Choosing “cloud” as the term for a system that stores data may have been an unfortunate misnomer. With regular news stories...

What Is the Best Training Option?

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog talks about the benefits of bringing in outside trainers. In “Can You Train Employees...

Not a Morning Person? Not a Problem.

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Not everyone is up before dawn getting to the gym or working on their mindfulness practice. Some people are naturally early...