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.
 

The One Thing that You Should Tell Every Employee

If you want your business to be successful, tell every employee this one thing: “Your number one job description is to provide outstanding service to the customer.” How many times have you been in a grocery store where you are obstructed from pulling an item from Read More

Tips for Becoming a Respected Business Industry Expert

Being viewed as the “go-to” expert in your industry or field is so important for gaining the respect and trust that is needed for a successful business. But, how do you become that go-to expert? Well, I have reached out to the CarolRoth.com contributor network of Read More

Why No One Reads Your Blog

Many articles on small business success tell you to “connect with your customers” – and in particular, to write blogs. So you write a bunch, post them on your website, and hear nothing but crickets. Why is that? I am guessing that it is because you’ve Read More

Innovation and Managing Client Expectations During Change

We all have things we like a certain way. Part of running a successful business depends on meeting that expectation. For instance, I know from experience that if I walk into a Five Guys restaurant in North Dakota, it matches my experience at my local Five Read More

Don’t Let Pricing Become a Pitfall

Many small business owners and solopreneurs (especially those in professional services) have trouble figuring out how much to charge their clients. It’s brain – and nerve – wracking, particularly when you’re starting out in business. Pricing mistakes can trip up the most talented and skilled small Read More

A Candid Letter to Future Entrepreneurs

I lost a friend in 2011. It happened while I was on a hiatus from the life I had built for 18 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The year I temporarily moved away to write a book. The year I stopped making coaching a hobby. It was Read More

3 Ways to Connect with New Customers

So, you’ve started a business- your website has launched, your products and services are ready to go and the sign in your window now reads “OPEN”. But after you’ve done all of the legwork to get your business up and running, how do you find the Read More

Gone Fishing – Memorial Day 2014

Here at Business Unplugged we are going to…wait for it…unplug. And please make sure you do too – at least for a little while. It is so important to take time away from your business and recharge. We’ll be back on Wednesday, May 28. Read More

The One-Word Secret to Small Business Success

Pick up a book on how to succeed in small business. Any book. You will find all sorts of advice on how to write a business plan, advertise, hire your first employees, and fill out your taxes. Most, however, will cough and sputter when they get Read More

Serving Two Masters: Interview with Andy Crestodina

It’s a balancing act to own a business. In many way, you’re serving two masters: the clients and your business. More often than not, clients get the bulk of our attention, but it comes at a cost, and it’s one that adds up over time. Every Read More
 
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