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.

Partnering with Your Partner: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Some of you may be thinking about starting a business with your significant other. Carol worked with her husband for 10 years and shares the plus points and the negatives in her recent post on – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Partnering Read More

10 Ways to Beat Business Burnout

Successful entrepreneurs burn as much energy as champion marathon runners; they not only run long, they also run fast. Some entrepreneurial ventures fail not from a lack of good ideas, but because they run out of gas. Here are 10 ways to avoid burning out before Read More

Tips for a Great Business Meeting

Whether you’re meeting with a potential client, a current client, a colleague or even your staff, sometimes, those meetings go off the rails and leave you scratching your head as to what the purpose of that meeting really was. So, to improve the productivity and ultimately, Read More

Everything Is Marketing but Marketing Is Not Everything

Do you sell products or services? Or do you promote a brand? For the most successful small businesses, it’s the latter. They realize that it’s the way to capture mind share with customers and prospects. Everything is marketing If you want to be one of them, Read More

Why Your Ideas Have No Value

Carol’s recent post on is a very important one. Many entrepreneurs think that their idea for a business, product, or service is precious and valuable in and of itself. Carol shares why this isn’t true. Here is an excerpt: That’s right: ideas have little to Read More

Gone Fishing – Labor Day 2014

It’s the end of the summer season here in Chicago. We are taking a few days off to unplug, recharge, and enjoy the Labor Day holiday. We will be back again on Wednesday, September 3. Enjoy! Read More

How to Write with Clarity to Get Better Results

As a business owner, you need to convey your messages directly and clearly. Whether it’s a short note, a business email or a blog post, you need clarity in your communication. Clarity, above all else, is king. If people don’t understand what you’re saying, they won’t Read More

5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better

Love it or hate it, as a small business owner you will probably have to write. You may actually have to do quite a bit of writing! I thought you might find Carol’s recent post on helpful: 5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better. Read More

How to Re-Launch Your Offerings to Save Your Sanity

“I have tried everything!” you may be screaming at the mirror. Are you at your wits’ end? This time of year we tend to get introspective as we look forward to September and getting back to work for real. Here in the northern hemisphere, we are Read More

You Are What You Eat

The foodies are out to kill me. Seriously. As a public speaker, I often travel and have to eat out. Many people don’t realize that I have a cluster of food allergies and carry an epinephrine injector with me. And therein lies a tale of where Read More
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