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.

There’s More to Freelance Rates Than Getting What We’re Worth

Among freelancers, the most cherished business objective, as expressed on the internet, is to “get paid what I’m worth.” (Note that more than one third of the U.S. labor force is freelancing per Freelancers Union and Upwork, 2015, and freelancers are projected to be in the […]
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Opportunity Cost: Your Time Is Precious

As a small business owner, especially a new business owner, you may feel like you don’t have a lot of money – but you have plenty of time. This is a big mistake! Your time is also a precious resource that needs to be allocated appropriately […]
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Want More Personal Time? Try These Suggestions.

As a small business owner, it’s hard to separate you from your business. Not surprisingly, some of the best ways to get more personal time combine or leverage things you are already doing for your business. Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways to […]
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Questions to Ask Before Committing to a New Social Media Platform

One of my clients called a couple of weeks ago in a panic.  He asked, “Why are we not on Snapchat, Instagram or Periscope?”  He commented that his company had established presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but then added, “Nobody uses those sites anymore!” I […]
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How Not To Network: The Worst Networking Mistakes

Networking is an essential aspect of almost all successful small businesses. But, what you shouldn’t do when networking can be just as important as what you should do. So that you can avoid these networking fails, we have asked the fantastic contributor network of business […]
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Don’t Make Your Customers Go Through Customs

Here I am at a local bookstore. Book in hand. Money in hand. Ready to trade one for the other. Simple, right? Not so much. Here is the conversation I ended up having: Me: Hi, I’d like to buy these books.Them: Can I have your phone […]
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How Small Business Could Drive Growth for Big Box Stores

Have you ever thought that big box stores and small business don’t mix? I’ll admit that I have been guilty of this. In a recent post on, “Entrepreneurs Are the Key to Success for Traditional Retailers,” Carol suggests otherwise – and that entrepreneurs might actually […]
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Carol’s Tips on How to Engage an Audience

This morning I am off to inspire some professionals with my “Re-Launch You: Liftoff After Layoff” talk. It’s my signature talk in the career transition space, and I’m excited to be able to suggest people look at transition as a time of opportunity and possibility — even if […]
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Labor Day Weekend 2016

Where did the summer go? That’s the question that many of us are asking ourselves. Kids are going back to school, and entrepreneurs are planning what they want to accomplish before the end of the year. As we head into this final stretch, don’t forget to […]
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What to Do When Business Is Slow

Most businesses have some predictability about them as to when you can anticipate being busy – and when you may be less so. Carol dives into this topic in her latest post on MasterCard Biz, “5 Ways to Survive a Seasonal Slowdown.” She begins: “Most businesses […]
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