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.

#1 Difference Between Top Performing Sales Organizations and The Rest

As they look forward to a new year, most organizations have big eyes for growth, and they expect a lot of that growth to come through the sales force. The question is: what should organizations focus on to achieve said growth? For the Top-Performing Sales Organization […] Read More

New Year’s Business Resolutions for 2016

2016 has just kicked off and many of us want to kick it off with a bang, setting resolutions to improve upon the past year. And because talking about your resolutions or goals with others often helps with the achievement of that goal, to press on […] Read More

Happy Holidays 2015

All of us here at Business Unplugged wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a successful 2016. Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing community. We are taking a break but will be back on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Happy […] Read More

Carol Roth on Dolls, Dads, and Daughters

Carol’s recent post on is a must-read for gift buyers. Do dolls affect a girl’s self-esteem? Should you buy them – or refrain from buying them? Carol has some very strong opinions on this subject, in addition to having an action figure / fashion doll […] Read More

8 Ways to Add Tech to the Retail Experience

I was recently invited to Microsoft’s* campus to see the cool things they have been up to and one of the highlights was visiting the Microsoft Retail Experience Center. This was an on-premise environment that replicated various retailers and showcased cool technologies that retailers – big […] Read More

How to Maximize the Benefits of Working with Advisors

There may come a time when you need to bring on advisors to help your business get to the next level. In Carol’s recent post on, “5 Best Practices When Bringing on and Working With Advisors,” she shares some stories from her personal experience. Carol begins: […] Read More

How Entrepreneurs Can Be More Productive

As business owners, we know that it seems like there’s never enough time to get done what we want and need to get done. Plus, it would be nice to have some time to spend with our families and perhaps to sleep too! Having that extra […] Read More

5 Tips for Small Business Success This Holiday Season

A successful holiday season can be the difference between a good year and a great year for small businesses. Below are five tips to help you make this year’s peak season the best yet for your company. 1. Spend your marketing dollars wisely. The peak holiday […] Read More

Adventures in Entrepreneurship: Hobby to Jobbie

Can your hobby make you money? Maybe. Can your hobby become a business that supports you? Possibly – if you have goals and plans. In a recent post on titled “Don’t Wait to Turn a Hobby Into a ‘Jobbie’” Carol shares the story of the […] Read More

Did You Miss It? Episode 3 of “Don’t Quit Your Day Job…Yet”

Women will relate, and men will want to check it out, too. There’s some quintessential Carol in this episode – great humor and solid advice. Carol analyzes Madhavi Jagdish, a web designer for the shopping site Wanelo, who had an idea for a better bra and […] Read More
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