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.

All Work and No Play? Not the Best Workplace Advice.

You spend so much of your time at work. Sure, you need to work hard – but you’ll get more done if you throw in a little fun, too. This is the subject of Carol’s recent post on the Nextiva blog, “To Boost Productivity, Encourage Workplace Levity.” Carol […] Read More

Cost-Effective Ways to Keep Your Employees Educated

Technology changes and industries change – and it always seems like we have to scramble to stay current. Keeping your employees trained and up-to-date is important for your small business’s success, and something that Carol covers in her recent post on the Nextiva blog “5 Ways […] Read More

How to Get More Comfortable with Change

Would anyone argue that we’re in a time of pretty much constant change? Learning to navigate the ever-changing business landscape is a critical skill for success as a small business owner. Carol’s recent post “Shift Your Mindset and Actions to Embrace Change” on begins: “There […] Read More

Boost Your Business Profile with Expert Status

One of the best ways to build up a solid company and brand is from having that coveted expert status to back up your product or service offerings. But, with so many quote-unquote experts out there, gaining that elusive business “cred” can be a real challenge. […] Read More

What Kind of Expert Is Right for You?

Small business owners are often admonished to focus on their business expertise and outsource support activities to others. But choosing a professional to support your business initiatives can be confusing and frustrating. Do you need a business expert? Or just someone who can do what you […] Read More

Consistency Is King

Were you expecting me to say, “Cash Is King”? Well, here’s what I know: Your business will have a lot more cash if you provide your customers with a consistent experience every time. It’s a topic Carol explores in a recent post on MasterCard Biz titled “The Key […] Read More

50 at 50: My Secrets to Success

This is my 50th blog for my good friend (and literary partner-in-crime) Carol Roth. To celebrate, I am going to share with you 50 principles that I honestly feel are my own secrets to success, many of which are distilled from my four-plus years of blogging […] Read More

Three Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Sometimes business owners aren’t able to see when they’re doing things the wrong way. Let’s call these business blunders. You know it when it happens to you, but you might not recognize when you do it to others. And there are some important things that people […] Read More

Productivity: Spend More Time Doing, Not Reacting

I think of Sundays as my last day of the week. I know, I know. It’s technically the first day of the week, but I use Sunday to reflect and plan for next week. It’s a great time to get centered and prepared for what I […] Read More

120+ of the Best Motivational Quotes

Let’s face it, entrepreneurship can be frustrating, overwhelming and even downright depressing at times. So, since we can all use some extra motivation during those down times, we have asked our inspirational contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to share their own […] Read More
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