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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.

The Biggest Business Frustrations

Written By: Carol Roth
Along with its incredible highs, running a business definitely can have its frustrations and low points. Sometimes, it can help to...

When Faster Isn’t Necessarily Better

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Faster is better, right? We all value our time, and we want other people to value it as well. As business...

Product Launch Lessons from KIND Snacks

Written By: Catherine Morgan
I love KIND bars. I carry them with me everywhere because they travel well and I’m prone to low blood sugar. They’re...

How Giving Back Can Give Your Small Business a Boost

Written By: Dawn Mentzer
As a new small business owner, your path to success will be shorter if you find viable—and affordable—ways to get your...

In the Bay Area, Even the Laundromats Embrace Technology

Written By: Carol Roth
It’s fairly well accepted that the Bay Area, with Silicon Valley and hordes of tech-savvy professionals, is the one of the...

3 Case Studies to Improve Your Customer Service

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
In the last few weeks, I have had three different customer service experiences: One delighted me, one disturbed me, and one...

The Best Social Media Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Written By: Carol Roth
In this day and age, businesses must embrace social media. But, knowing how to use social media efficiently, grab attention and...

Small Business Lessons from Football? Absolutely!

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol recently tweeted a warning to followers that she posts about the NFL – a lot. Here at Business Unplugged, you...

What a Tightrope Walker Can Teach Your Business

Written By: Rich Gallagher
The title of this post makes an important point. Many people feel that starting a small business is a lot like...

Committees: What Not to Do If You Want Productive Ones

Written By: Britt Raybould
During a recent business meeting, I heard a phrase that always makes me cringe: “I think we should form a committee.”...