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.
 

Easy Ways to Deepen Relationships with Your Customers

Happy customers buy more, and recommend your business to their colleagues, friends, and family. Clearly, one of the best ways to grow your business is to improve your relationship with your customers. Carol tackles this topic in her recent post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways […]
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Small Business Owner Vacation Preparation in 4 Easy Steps

Do you have a looming vacation on the horizon? Finally! Everybody needs to get away from it all sometimes. But as the owner of a small business, can you really walk away completely? Or will you spend your precious vacation time thinking about and checking in […]
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Telling the Whole Truth—and Nothing but the Truth

The professional landscape is rife with broken relationships, barely suppressed loathing and unresolved conflicts. Tension. Simmering power struggles. Complaints about colleagues abound—but are rarely directly to the one who needs to hear it the most: the person who committed the offense. Why is this? Why do […]
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Success Takes Time

We all love to hear a good success story about a business that seemed to explode onto the scene. It can be inspiring, and make us want to start a business. Unfortunately, success usually takes time. Lots and lots of time. Carol tackles this topic in a recent post […]
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People Are Your Most Important Asset

By far the biggest secret weapon you have—or that any company has—is your own employees. Your employees are your most valuable asset, but you have to be proactive to find and unleash the hidden power inherent in your organization. To begin this process, you need to […]
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The Label “Small Business”- Good or Bad?

Entrepreneurs, business owners, and small businesses get labeled a lot of things, the most common being “small business” or “small business owner”. But, the term “small business” is not without controversy, as some think that it’s pejorative or just don’t identify with it. So, we decided […]
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Smart Tips for Business Travelers to Beat Jet Lag

Whether you’re the CEO of a major corporation or you’re a small business entrepreneur, more and more people are now conducting business that requires them to travel frequently for important meetings. Depending on where your meeting is, as well as your time of landing, you may […]
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Cash Flow: Oxygen for Your Business

As a small business owner, your business can feel like a living, breathing entity. In order to grow and flourish, your business needs predictable and reliable cash flow. In Carol’s latest post on MasterCard.biz, “How to Avoid a Cash Flow Crisis,” she says: “Think of cash […]
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Every Web Page Tells a Story

Deliver what your viewer wants to hear, not what you want to say. Good listeners make good salespeople. It’s hard to understand someone’s needs without listening. So, the question is: Is your website and social media listening – or telling?  Here are a few points to […]
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Top Five Tips for Getting Referral Business

I sometimes joke that my most successful marketing strategy is waiting for the phone to ring. Because, in point of fact, it is. The majority of my speaking engagements, writing gigs and therapy clients all come from other people sending them my way. People underestimate the […]
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