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.

A Call to the President to Take Action on Violence

As I sit and watch the events of this week—and truly this entire year—unfold, I like many others are deeply saddened, frustrated and angry.  We’ve seen the horrific shooting of Philando Castile, who, by all accounts, appeared to be a cooperative passenger during a traffic stop, […]
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Top 10 Posts of 2016 So Far

As we move into the second half of 2016, it made sense to go back and review some of the best posts from the year so far. While it was really hard to choose, here are my picks in no particular order. I tried to cover a […]
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How to Be a Brilliant Conversationalist

Many years ago on a visit to Ireland, I kissed the fabled Blarney Stone, rumored to give you the gift of gab for the rest of your life. (And I truly earned that gift of gab – to kiss it, you are lowered upside down by […]
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10 Easy Ways to Be More Successful

Carol’s recent post on was titled “10 Rules for Success as a Woman” – but most of these apply to anyone. There are certain mannerisms or other little things that can make you appear less professional as an entrepreneur. And most of them are really […]
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Good Boundaries Make Good Clients

I know you have heard the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors.” I want to tell you that good boundaries also lead to good clients – and happier entrepreneurs. I have learned a couple of really important things about boundaries over the last two weeks. I have […]
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How to Get Clients to Pay You NOW

There are few things worse as a small business owner than having a client owe you money. It’s stressful. And it can cause some real problems for your business if you were counting on that money to pay someone else. Carol’s latest post on MasterCard Biz […]
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How to Exterminate Business Pests

If your business has achieved any level of success, you have probably encountered some type of business pest. Business pests can vary from rats and snakes to roaches- you know- that disgruntled customer that just won’t accept any type of solution, a jealous competitor trying to […]
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You Can Plan, But You Can’t Plan for Everything

Sometimes you see people and you think to yourself that they have the perfect life – looks, money, fame, etc. But here’s what I know: Everyone has been through something really terrible. As perfect as things look on the outside, everyone has had challenges – and […]
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Managing: What Style Should You Use?

When I am coaching professionals in transition, one of the first things I ask them is if they like managing people, or prefer to be an individual contributor. People often have a strong preference. No doubt, management strategies have evolved over the years. And in a small […]
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Being an Entrepreneur Isn’t the Only Way

Six years into my business, I could sell you either way on being an entrepreneur or a corporate employee. In fact, I have been working with several long-time entrepreneurs who for various reasons are trying to get corporate jobs. (If this is you, you might want […]
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