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.
 

Lessons from Part-Time Sales Exec, Part-Time Entrepreneur & Full-Time Loyalist

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Depression and the Small Business Owner

It gets dark at 5:00 PM this time of year, which leaves even more time for a dark night of the soul. Bob Burg, a friend of the blog, posted an incredibly important TEDx video on Facebook – a talk by Frank King titled A Matter Read More

Want to Save BIG $ for Retirement? Here’s How You Can.

Are you looking for ways to be able to save more for your retirement? Carol says entrepreneurs can put away more than $200,000 per year tax-free! In a recent post for entrepreneur.com she begins: You work and you work and you work, and you save, but Read More

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing – Is It Worth It?

Are you considering leaving a secure corporate job to work without a net as a freelancer? This decision will have long-term impact on your personal and professional life, so consider it from every angle. To assist you, here are three important pros and cons to consider Read More

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

We celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States tomorrow. We wish you and your friends and family a wonderful holiday. Business Unplugged will be back on Tuesday, December 2. Read More

3 Ways to Gain More Holiday Sales

The temperature outside has started to drop and with the falling mercury comes the blizzard of requisite holiday offers and sales. Businesses are starting earlier and earlier, competing for the attention and dollars of the public at large with a flurry of offers containing all kinds Read More

How to Never Hire a Honey Badger

You never know what random YouTube video will generate some deep business insights – even hiring best practices. Carol’s post from entrepreneur.com is a great example. She begins: A couple of years back, there was a phenomenal (and by phenomenal, I mean completely offensive, juvenile and Read More

2 Critical Questions to Ask Your Customers

We took advantage of the beautiful weather in our area over the weekend. We love to get out of our small city and go for a drive. There’s an outlet mall about thirty minutes from us. So we stopped and shopped! We like to combine work Read More

Dead or Alive: Surviving the Busy (or Slow) Holiday Season

When I started in the packaging business, November and December were dead. Customers dead like us were partying nonstop. Busy customers were packing 20 hours of work into 16-hour days. Nobody had time to talk about packaging. But with the Internet coming to town, e-commerce took Read More

How Your Small Business Can Take Advantage of the Biggest Technology Developments

Technology has really been democratized over the past few years, allowing small businesses to access many of the same tools previously only available or affordable to big businesses.  So, how can your business best capitalize on all of these technological developments?  Moreover, how do you know Read More
 
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