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.

Turn Your Limited Time Into MORE Income

Ask any entrepreneur what their main goal is and you can be sure that increasing income is at the top of the list. Let’s face it. There will always be bills to pay, saving accounts to pad, vacations to plan – you name it – and Read More

You Can Teach Skills; You Can’t Teach Care

How many times recently have you walked into a store where the clerk was talking on his/her cell phone, perhaps even throughout your entire transaction? Or where two employees were talking to each other and ignoring you or other customers?  You know why they are doing Read More

Pursuing R.O.E. (Return on Ego)

Technology has blown the doors wide open for many entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs to pursue myriad opportunities. But how do you decide which ones to pursue? The key is to pursue the opportunities that further your goals, not your ego. As an entrepreneur, would be entrepreneur Read More

What Type of Business Do You REALLY Have

Entrepreneurs are by nature an optimistic group. How else could you do something as crazy and potentially risky as starting a business? Sure, there is less security at corporate now – but there often isn’t much more when you run your own business. It is really Read More

How to Tell Clients They Are Stupid

Do you ever wish you could let some of your clients know how incredibly stupid they are? Well, with the aid of a little behavioral psychology, now you can! First, a disclaimer. I don’t really believe in labeling people – or clients – as stupid. In Read More

Extend Your Reach on Twitter with Hashtags

If you’ve been using Twitter for a while, one of the best ways to get even more involved and extend your Twitter reach is to find a hashtag to follow. A hashtag is a # followed by a word or a string of letters and numbers. Read More

Doing Everything Right…in the Wrong Place

This isn’t a fun post for me to write. I received a whack upside the head from the stupid stick recently and thought I would share what I learned, so you don’t have it happen to you. As Dr. John says, “I was in the right Read More

Advice vs. Support

If you are a control freak or perhaps just naturally a private person, help can truly be a four-letter word.  However, not being willing to ask for help can be much worse. I had a conversation with someone recently that was going through a tough time.  Read More

5 Signs You’re Facing Business Burnout

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you started your business with hope and optimism—but, as time went on, have your feelings changed? Does running your business feel increasingly difficult? Are you tired and unmotivated, looking for a way out? If so, you may be facing business burnout. Read More

Business Cards: How to Create a Follow-Up System

How many times have you attended a networking event, had a number of great conversations with ideal prospects, collected a bunch of business cards and never followed up? Perhaps more times than you’d care to admit. The bad news: You likely missed out on a number Read More
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