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.

Stop Sugarcoating Bad News

Although Valentine’s Day is approaching, the reflections in this post are anything but sugary. Reason being, business today has become a tad too sweet for my taste.  We’re getting flabby by gobbling up verbal candy instead of taking our medicine, swallowing the bitter pill. As a Read More

A.I.M to Create Video Marketing ROI

Now that online video has proven to be such a powerful marketing tool, entrepreneurs and small business owners seem to be falling all over themselves in a race to get their marketing videos online. Creating marketing videos is the smart thing to do, since we’re now Read More

Policies for Helping Small Business Growth

While small business is often heralded as a major catalyst for improving our economy, the small business community rarely ever gets to contribute their voice in shaping the policies that would best help to spark their own growth, and consequently, the economy at large. So, in Read More

Why Small Biz Owners Should Partner With Non-Profits

Have you ever wondered what advantages businesses gain from partnering with non-profits? Do you think that your business is too small to do it? Have you wondered what the benefits might be? Are looking to “give back”? Businesses of any size can benefit from partnering with Read More

Cancellations are Awesome: A Contrarian Look at Rules

Ever see a notice from a health care practitioner that says that you have to cancel on 24 hours notice, or pay a penalty? This is a loaded question with an ulterior motive: I want you to start taking a fresh look at all of the Read More

Three Numbers vs. One

Here are three numbers I want you to keep in mind: 292,037, 1,650, and 726. Now, I want you to think about how you make decisions. Who do you look to for guidance? Co-workers? Friends? Family? Do you also rely on tools to help you understand Read More

You Can’t Fix Your Boss

As an employee, you’re often expected to fix stuff. Fix a product, or a customer service problem, or a software system, or a marketing challenge, or….well, the list is endless. But there’s one thing you’re not going to fix. Your boss (or the rest of the Read More

Setting Goals to Skyrocket Your Success

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”  ~ Neil Armstrong These words were spoken on July 20, 1969 as three men – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins – landed a spacecraft on the moon for the first time. They had launched their mission Read More

3 Tips for Crowdfunding Success

Since it can be very difficult for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs to get any kind of financial backing from traditional investment channels nowadays, many businesses and individuals are turning to crowdfunding as a means to help raise the capital that they desperately need. And it’s Read More

5 Ways to Network for Your Small Business

If there’s one thing that can make or break a small business, it’s networking. Working with a group is almost always more powerful than working alone. But what’s the typical problem for most entrepreneurs and solopreneurs? Networking doesn’t always feel easy. How do you make new Read More
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