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.

Communication Skills: How’s Your Metacommunication?

People often feel – mistakenly – that business success revolves around communications skills. I do not agree. I feel that success actually revolves around your metacommunication skills. Psychologists define metacommunication as the sum of your verbal and non-verbal communication. For example, if you say “Glad to […] Read More

When the Quit Hits the Plan

History is rife with example of people whose greatest success came after their biggest failure. In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill tells the story of a young man during the Gold Rush. He went west to find his fortune. He staked a claim and went […] Read More

Business Probiotics: Creating the Right Culture from the Beginning

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MetLife Small Business for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It is tempting to believe that corporate culture is something that only big companies need to think about. In fact, corporate culture is incredibly important […] Read More

The Worst Business Negotiation Mistakes

Business owners and entrepreneurs frequently have to negotiate- with everyone from clients and customers to service providers. And since sometimes, it’s just as important to learn what not to do, we have asked our contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to share […] Read More

Gone Fishing – Happy Fourth of July 2015

In celebration of the Independence Day holiday weekend here in the United States, we will be taking today off. Please remember to unplug, connect with friends and family, and recharge your battery. This is incredibly important for small business owners. Have a wonderful holiday and be […] Read More

The Most Important Must-Do for Managing Multiple Projects

As a solopreneur and professional services provider, you’ve got two options when you have multiple clients to satisfy, and multiple projects to tackle. Focus on just one project at a time, finishing one before starting on the next. Work on multiple projects simultaneously. I’ve discovered A […] Read More

How to Write Effective Job Descriptions on Your Website

It’s hard enough to attract high-quality job applicants — but what do you do when you drive applicants away by posting shoddy job descriptions on your website? Here are a few tips to make your job descriptions generate interest from the people you most want to […] Read More

Providing Benefits May Have Big Benefits for Your Company

This post brought to you by MetLife Small Business. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Carol Roth – Administrative burden or sound business strategy? This is an issue that small business owners will need to weigh when they consider whether providing comprehensive […] Read More

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Small Businesses

With every passing week comes a story about some technological snafu at big companies—and even in the government. But small businesses are very vulnerable to cybersecurity issues, both because they lack the resources of big enterprises, and because their lack of resources means that an attack […] Read More

3 Tips for Getting Your Business Groove Back

Think back to before you launched your business. You were brimming with excitement, focused on all of the wonderful future possibilities, positive opportunities and lucrative windfalls that were surely coming your way. Fast forward a few months or years, and after being bombarded with naysayers, lagging […] Read More
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