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.
 

Strategies to Make Cash Flow Management More Successful and Less Stressful

One of the make or break factors in an entrepreneur’s success is managing cash flow. Even when sales are doing well, if payment lags from key clients, your seemingly successful business can come under a lot of pressure. I know the importance of cash flow and […] Read More

Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet!

Carol wanted to announce her new CNBC.com digital series, where aspiring entrepreneurs run their new business ideas by Carol to get her honest feedback, as well as tips for success: “Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet!” The first installment is on Norwegian Wool, where a Wall Street […] Read More

Five Things Military Personnel Should Do Before Starting a Business

One of my favorite sayings is that “if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” While military personnel follow that mantra closely as they prepare for combat, they often don’t do enough to prepare themselves for their lives after the military. And with so many military […] Read More

Do You Need a Partner? Five Questions You Should Ask Yourself.

Running a business by yourself is both time-consuming and stressful, which can lead you to a point in time where you might want to consider finding a partner. Before you and your new business partner can forge a successful working relationship together, you need to understand […] Read More

7 Don’ts for Online Content

The problem with online publishing is everyone can be an author. However, just because you have access to a PUBLISH button does not make you a skilled writer. If you are serious about writing high-quality content for your business, it’s imperative to learn and follow certain […] Read More

Short on Resources? You Can Still Accomplish Big Things.

Most small business are trying to accomplish more with fewer resources. But if you’re tempted to think that your small business can’t do big things, Carol’s recent article on entrepreneur.com “How Small Teams Can Achieve Big Results” may give you some ideas. Carol begins: “If you’ve […] Read More

How to Get Your Customers to Pay Faster

As in any situation, it pays to understand your customers. Carol’s latest on MasterCardBiz.com “Why Customers Need Different Payment Options” gives suggestions for ways to structure payments from individuals, small businesses, and large businesses. “One of the keys to generating loyalty with your customers is to […] Read More

Creating a Culture of Mentoring

Have you ever benefited from mentoring? Have you been a mentor to someone? Carol explores what mentoring is and isn’t in a recent post on the Nextiva blog “4 Tips on Mentoring Employees for Everyone’s Benefit.” She begins: “Without inspiration from a former boss, Amazon CEO […] Read More

3 Tips to Avoid Business Meeting Fumbles

Business meetings are often a necessary part of running most companies. But, what starts off with the best of intentions can quickly be intercepted and devolve far away from what the original intent of said meeting was. A twenty minute meeting can easily turn into an […] Read More

Opting Out: Sometimes It’s Good for Everyone

In the span of about six weeks, I read two, similar emails. The first email was more a complaint. “I really like your other newsletter, but is it possible to not get any more emails like this one?” She was replying to a client’s weekly email that […] Read More
 
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