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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.

5 New Video Tools to Keep You in the Spotlight

Written By: Lou Bortone
These days, there are more new video tools, smartphone apps and bright, shiny objects than you can shake a selfie stick...

How to Look Great Online

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
I got an email today from a highly respected business person.  But instead of reading the note, I was focused on...

Recruiting the Best: Entice Candidates with Great Benefits

Written By: Carol Roth
This post brought to you by MetLife. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Carol Roth – Few...

The Real Secret to Overcoming Objections

Written By: Rich Gallagher
If you are selling something, what is the best way to overcome a prospective customer’s objections? My answer is simple: don’t....

DIY Gone Wrong: Why Help Isn’t a 4-Letter Word in Tech

Written By: Carol Roth
Technology has truly been democratized, allowing small businesses to access technology resources that were previously only available to large corporations at...

Business Lessons from Pro Hockey

Written By: Catherine Morgan
We have a bad case of hockey on the brain here in Chicago. Our beloved Blackhawks have made it to the...

TED Talks and the Way We Present

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Lately, I have been immersing myself in the world of TED talks. Not only are the speakers often presenting fascinating topics,...

Take New Hires to Lunch and Other Posts

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol has been posting on several other sites lately. In case you missed them, here are a few of her recent...

3 Tips to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Written By: Carol Roth
One major challenge that many small businesses and solopreneurs face (especially when they work from home!) is disorganization. They may have...

Please Don’t Ask to Pick My Brain

Written By: Catherine Morgan
The working title of this post was “Be a Consulting Pro, Not a Consulting Ho.” I can argue that consulting might...