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.

What Kind of Expert Is Right for You?

Small business owners are often admonished to focus on their business expertise and outsource support activities to others. But choosing a professional to support your business initiatives can be confusing and frustrating. Do you need a business expert? Or just someone who can do what you […] Read More

Consistency Is King

Were you expecting me to say, “Cash Is King”? Well, here’s what I know: Your business will have a lot more cash if you provide your customers with a consistent experience every time. It’s a topic Carol explores in a recent post on MasterCard Biz titled “The Key […] Read More

50 at 50: My Secrets to Success

This is my 50th blog for my good friend (and literary partner-in-crime) Carol Roth. To celebrate, I am going to share with you 50 principles that I honestly feel are my own secrets to success, many of which are distilled from my four-plus years of blogging […] Read More

Three Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Sometimes business owners aren’t able to see when they’re doing things the wrong way. Let’s call these business blunders. You know it when it happens to you, but you might not recognize when you do it to others. And there are some important things that people […] Read More

Productivity: Spend More Time Doing, Not Reacting

I think of Sundays as my last day of the week. I know, I know. It’s technically the first day of the week, but I use Sunday to reflect and plan for next week. It’s a great time to get centered and prepared for what I […] Read More

120+ of the Best Motivational Quotes

Let’s face it, entrepreneurship can be frustrating, overwhelming and even downright depressing at times. So, since we can all use some extra motivation during those down times, we have asked our inspirational contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to share their own […] Read More

Cheapness Is Not a Sense

“I’ll sniff out a deal. I have a sixth sense.” “Cheapness is not a sense.” ~ George and Jerry, in Seinfeld, “The Reverse Peephole” Seinfeld was chock-full of sage business advice, and these cautionary words about cheapness are a case in point. Indeed, cheapness got Seinfeld […] Read More

How to Position Your Entrepreneurial Experience When Looking for a Job

Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone. Sometime the best ideas don’t work out, and sometimes the timing just isn’t right. Since I’m a career transition expert and have had success helping entrepreneurs become employees, Carol interviewed me for a post on titled “How to Transition Back […] Read More

The Myth of Working Harder

Decades ago, when I was an engineering student and my father was an engineering professor, I would go to him for help with tough assignments. His answer was always the same: “You just have to work harder.” Nowadays, I feel that this is one of the […] Read More

How Fast Should Your Business Grow?

If we are in business, we probably have growth objectives – revenue, employees, etc. We hopefully even have a plan to accomplish them. But are there ways that we can make our business grow faster? And if we can grow faster, should we? This is an […] Read More
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