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.

Just Because We Can, Should We?

We take for granted the things we can do today that were much harder to do even a year ago, let alone ten years ago. Think about how hard it used to be to share pictures with family and friends that lived in other states. Think […]
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Mastering Your Most Difficult Workplace Conversations

Do you have trouble giving difficult messages to people? Like telling people they need to work harder, or come in on time, or even shower more often? These tough conversations are actually a lot easier than you think – with the help of a little behavioral […]
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40+ of the All-time Greatest Leaders

Great leadership is one of the most important keys (if not the most important!) to having a successful business. But, what are the defining characteristics that make a leader great? In that spirit, we have asked the incredible contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors […]
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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Embrace Storytelling

Whether in marketing, sales or inspiring employees, great stories can be an entrepreneur’s secret weapon. To talk about the power of storytelling, I turned to master storyteller Liz Strauss. Liz is a speaker and author of the new book Anything Your Put Your Mind To (which […]
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Better Mindset, Better Business

Owning (or working for) a small business is stressful. In Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Stress Through Positive Thinking,” she shares some simple suggestions for boosting positivity, and communicating more effectively to help yourself and your employees stay […]
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Why It Could Be Time to Try Amazon Business

Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean your purchasing list is, too. There was a time when the only option was to drive to your local big box electronics store, home improvement chain, or office supplier to round up these items. But now, to keep […]
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How Big Is the Gig Economy? Close to $8 Billion.

You read that right. That’s billion with a “B.” A lot of moolah is being spent on freelancers and contractors. And that’s just here in the United States! Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently published Measuring the Gig Economy: Inside the New Paradigm of Contingent Work*, a […]
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Small Businesses Come In Various Shapes and Sizes

All small businesses are not created equal. What you think of as a small business may be very different from the kind of small business I think of – or market to. For example, I work exclusively with solo consultants. Are coffee shops small businesses? Absolutely […]
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3 Tips to Rev Up Your Productivity

When productivity is running high in your business, it’s like a well-oiled engine. But, when productivity starts to lag, it can cause your business to slow down or all-together seize up and grind to a halt. So, when your business engine is starting to show some […]
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Solo Business? You Still Need to Plan Like a Bigger Business.

Whether you’re a solo business owner or a freelancer, you will still need to remember that you’re running a business – at least if you want to stay in business. Like a bigger business, you will need to manage your cash flow efficiently, and plan for […]
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