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.

Do Business on Your Customers’ Terms – Not Your Terms

“You fly one million miles, and then you can board in group two.” Waiting for my flight in Baltimore, I wasn’t paying a lot of attention to the people around me. But this sentence was loud enough that I looked up to see who was flaunting Read More

The Best Small Business Resources

With so many resources out there to help small businesses- everything from apps and organizations to blogs- it can be overwhelming to find the right resources for your own business. So, in that spirit, we have asked our incredible contributor network of business owners, experts, Read More

5 New Video Tools to Keep You in the Spotlight

These days, there are more new video tools, smartphone apps and bright, shiny objects than you can shake a selfie stick at!  But some of these new visual toys can actually increase your online visibility, give you a higher social profile, and keep you in the Read More

How to Look Great Online

I got an email today from a highly respected business person.  But instead of reading the note, I was focused on his picture.  Too often, people online look like inmates instead of innovators.  He looked more penal than prosperous. When I queried the business exec about Read More

Recruiting the Best: Entice Candidates with Great Benefits

This post brought to you by MetLife. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Carol Roth – Few things are more important to a small business than the quality of your employees. Without great talent to help your business grow, you will struggle Read More

The Real Secret to Overcoming Objections

If you are selling something, what is the best way to overcome a prospective customer’s objections? My answer is simple: don’t. Let’s look at a real-life example: this morning, I just got off a phone call that went something like this: Them: “Hi, this is the Read More

DIY Gone Wrong: Why Help Isn’t a 4-Letter Word in Tech

Technology has truly been democratized, allowing small businesses to access technology resources that were previously only available to large corporations at an effective price.  Companies like Microsoft* have been at the forefront of this movement, creating cloud-based solutions that are truly affordable to everyone, plus training Read More

Business Lessons from Pro Hockey

We have a bad case of hockey on the brain here in Chicago. Our beloved Blackhawks have made it to the finals! What a game is was on Saturday. While I am not much of a sports fan, even I watched the game. If you follow Read More

TED Talks and the Way We Present

Lately, I have been immersing myself in the world of TED talks. Not only are the speakers often presenting fascinating topics, but studying their presentation and storytelling styles can be transferred to other aspects of my business. I am presenting my first TEDx talk on Saturday, Read More

Take New Hires to Lunch and Other Posts

Carol has been posting on several other sites lately. In case you missed them, here are a few of her recent posts. I couldn’t agree more about taking new hires to lunch. I worked for a company where it was an explicit policy that no new Read More
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