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.

Can Small Businesses Benefit from Big Data?

All businesses generate data. In fact, it can feel like we are awash in data. We hear a lot about big companies trying to gain insights from data, but small businesses also can benefit. Carol interviews marketing expert Marina Erulkar in a recent post on titled “The Big […]
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Managing Anxiety: The Small Business Edition

Running a small business and anxiety often go hand-in-hand – particularly in those tense early days where money is tight, success is uncertain, and new challenges seem to lurk around every corner. For many people, anxiety is an unwelcome guest that can sap your energy or […]
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Gone Fishing – Summer 2016

We are taking some time off – and we hope you schedule some time off as well to unplug, step back, and reconnect with friends and family. We’ll be back on Tuesday, August 2.
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Customer Service: Don’t Play the Blame Game

What is the most frustrating experience when a product isn’t working? Trying to get someone to own up to the problem – and fix it. You might spend 20 minutes (or several hours) on the phone while companies and their vendors point fingers at each other, […]
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Summer Reading List: Must-Read Business Books

Summer is here and we’re all ready to spend our days sipping margaritas pool-side. So, while you’re having fun in the sun, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of must-read business books for your summer reading list. These are recommendations from the fantastic contributor network of […]
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A Call to the President to Take Action on Violence

As I sit and watch the events of this week—and truly this entire year—unfold, I like many others are deeply saddened, frustrated and angry.  We’ve seen the horrific shooting of Philando Castile, who, by all accounts, appeared to be a cooperative passenger during a traffic stop, […]
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Top 10 Posts of 2016 So Far

As we move into the second half of 2016, it made sense to go back and review some of the best posts from the year so far. While it was really hard to choose, here are my picks in no particular order. I tried to cover a […]
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How to Be a Brilliant Conversationalist

Many years ago on a visit to Ireland, I kissed the fabled Blarney Stone, rumored to give you the gift of gab for the rest of your life. (And I truly earned that gift of gab – to kiss it, you are lowered upside down by […]
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10 Easy Ways to Be More Successful

Carol’s recent post on was titled “10 Rules for Success as a Woman” – but most of these apply to anyone. There are certain mannerisms or other little things that can make you appear less professional as an entrepreneur. And most of them are really […]
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Good Boundaries Make Good Clients

I know you have heard the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors.” I want to tell you that good boundaries also lead to good clients – and happier entrepreneurs. I have learned a couple of really important things about boundaries over the last two weeks. I have […]
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