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.

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

Exorcise “Traumatic Residue” From Your Organization’s DNA

Depression-era parents, worried the ‘30’s would return, docked their kids allowance if a light was left on in a bedroom at supper time.  No one could throw away a piece of paper if it was used only on one side.  And, their children heard many sacrificial Read More

Let’s Call Off the Engagement

Do you think I look good in support pantyhose? One company obviously thinks so. Because soon after I politely made an online order on behalf of one of my older relatives, I started receiving a daily email advertising the latest deals in support pantyhose. Even though Read More

Do You Know Why You Are in Business?

This may seem like a silly question, but do you really have a concrete raison-d’etre for your business?  Do you have concrete goals regarding what you are trying to accomplish and where you want to be in 3, 5 and 10 years? Many entrepreneurs get driven Read More

When You Assume You Make…

Henry Winkler said, “Assumptions are the termites of relationships.” Although I fully agree with “The Fonz,” I would go as far as to say that assumptions are the termites of life. And this is especially true in business. How many decisions have we made based entirely Read More

Seriously, Shut Up (or Why Sales Aren’t Happening)

In my 20+ years of helping businesses grow, I can count on one hand the number of times a company’s success did not come down to sales, regardless of the reason the owner initially called me. In the end, it’s always about sales. I’ve watched as sales reps and business owners, Read More

3 Tips to Avoid Premature Acceleration

You get a Facebook friend request. You’ve never met the person, but you have a lot of mutual friends. So, you accept the request. Within minutes, you get a message. Your new friend wants to set up a phone call. He has a business proposal for Read More
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