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.

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

3 Tips to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

One major challenge that many small businesses and solopreneurs face (especially when they work from home!) is disorganization. They may have put in a full day ‘working’, but at the end of it, they’ve got 6 projects at various stages of completion, but nothing finished. So, Read More

Please Don’t Ask to Pick My Brain

The working title of this post was “Be a Consulting Pro, Not a Consulting Ho.” I can argue that consulting might have come before what is generally considered to be the world’s oldest profession. And we are renting our bodies, too – our brains. Yes, fellow Read More

A (Fictional) Powerbroker’s Rules for Success

Ari Gold is the fictional uber-agent and star of HBO’s Entourage series, which is now a feature film.  Gold is played to perfection by Jeremy Piven, who gives the character his brash, over-the-top, but somehow lovable persona. Ari is said to be modeled after real-life Hollywood Read More

How to Get Off the Revenue Roller Coaster

Too much to do. Too little time. Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs often feel this way. Many businesses sell time in one way, shape, or form. It may not be direct. But there is a direct correlation between time invested and units Read More

How to Successfully Navigate Tricky Online Situations

“I’ve got some bad news.” I hated seeing those words in my inbox. On a Monday morning, no less. I kept reading and discovered that a client was accused of making a misstep on Twitter. As part of a bigger campaign, we had partnered with another Read More

How to Keep Customers Coming Back

Carol’s latest post on the MasterCardBiz blog is an important one for small business owners. It includes the best takeaways from a Google Hangout panel that Carol moderated. It is so much easier to sell more to existing customers who already know you and (hopefully) like Read More

Tips for Improving Business Productivity

Today’s blog post is brought to you by Microsoft*, who has an entire suite of products and tools to make you more productive. Inspired by Microsoft’s dedication to productivity, we asked the Business Unplugged contributor network of entrepreneurs and experts to give their best tips Read More

Home Office: The Good, Bad, and How to Prevail Over the Ugly

According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of all U.S. small businesses are based in their owners’ homes. If you ask small business owners or solopreneurs who have built thriving businesses working from their home offices if it’s the way to go, I’d expect Read More
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