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.

Pins and Needles: Lessons of Success and Failure in Fashion Design

Here is the dream: I step out into the glimmering light after the last model has left the runway and the debut of my apparel line at New York Fashion Week has officially come to a close. I am met with a standing ovation and cheers […]
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Empowering Employees: One Way to Excel at Customer Service

Should we do more to empower the people who work for us? I thought a lot about this question a few weeks ago when I attended a conference. Before entering each session, organizers had staff scanning badges. The reason was two-fold: 1) to track attendance at […]
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The Law of Twice: Taking the Risk Out of Self-Employment

Congratulations! You are planning to leave the 9-to-5 and start your own business. Our genial host Carol Roth would be the first to tell you that being an entrepreneur is not an easy road. She should know: she is nationally known for judging people’s business plans, […]
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Hiring: Ways to Identify and Keep the Right Younger Workers

We’ve all read about (or experienced) some of the challenges associated with Millennials in the workforce. However, certain kinds of businesses would benefit from bringing in less expensive talent and training them for the long term. In Carol’s recent post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways […]
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Entrepreneurs and the Next Four Years

Carol’s recent post on is on a topic many small business owners are thinking about: How will – or should – things change for small business with the new administration? In “Here Is What Small Business Needs From the Trump Administration,” Carol shares her thoughts […]
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How Small Business Can Leverage Innovation

On my recent trip to Microsoft’s campus, I visited a place that they call The Garage, which is an innovation center open 24/7 to every Microsoft* employee. After being greeted by a video from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talking about the importance of innovation, we learned […]
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Technology Leads Experts’ Top Small Business Predictions for 2017

As we head into 2017, optimism around small business – and its prospects – is on the rise.  So, what’s on the horizon for entrepreneurs in the new year? I asked a number of leading small business experts about their top predictions related to what’s most […]
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Improving Your Online Presence Should Be Your Small Business’s Top Priority

As we enter the time of year when entrepreneurs make their New Year’s resolutions, at the top of the list should be improving your online presence.  According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and’s Consumer and Small Business Survey, while the majority of consumers (83 […]
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New Year’s Business Resolutions for 2017

It’s 2017, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for our annual business-related list of New Year’s resolutions from the incredible contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs. Let their own business resolutions give you some extra motivation to fuel your prosperity […]
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Happy Holidays 2016

All of us here at Business Unplugged wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a successful 2017. Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing community. We are taking a break but will be back on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Happy […]
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