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.

Gone Fishing – Memorial Day 2014

Here at Business Unplugged we are going to…wait for it…unplug. And please make sure you do too – at least for a little while. It is so important to take time away from your business and recharge. We’ll be back on Wednesday, May 28. Read More

The One-Word Secret to Small Business Success

Pick up a book on how to succeed in small business. Any book. You will find all sorts of advice on how to write a business plan, advertise, hire your first employees, and fill out your taxes. Most, however, will cough and sputter when they get Read More

Serving Two Masters: Interview with Andy Crestodina

It’s a balancing act to own a business. In many way, you’re serving two masters: the clients and your business. More often than not, clients get the bulk of our attention, but it comes at a cost, and it’s one that adds up over time. Every Read More

5 Branding Insights for Your Start-up Business

For many start-ups, branding is a vaguely understood concept that gets lost in the shuffle among the many concrete tasks that go into a business launch. However, without strong branding, start-ups have a tough time advancing to the next stage of business development. Here, then, are Read More

How Do You Lead?

I am very picky about my recommendations, but there’s nobody whose work I recommend more highly than Les McKeown, consultant and entrepreneur extraordinaire and bestselling author.  His latest book – Do Lead – launches on Thursday this week and it has really compelling insights about how Read More

Don’t Get Hooked on the Silent Killer

A person can become addicted to a number of things, from drugs and alcohol to sex and gambling. Any of them can destroy your life. People will witness the damage being done, right before their eyes. If you’re lucky, they care for you enough to confront Read More

5 Easy Ways to Create Great Video Even On Bad Hair Days

Online video has become powerful marketing tool, but there are some days when the traditional “talking head” video just won’t cut it. Maybe you took a red-eye last night and you look like something the cat dragged in, or maybe you’re just having an epic bad Read More

Is Cutthroat Business Necessary?

Why do we encourage and celebrate ruthless, cutthroat business? (“Never let’ em see you sweat”…right?) What exactly are we saying? Never allow yourself to be affected or afraid or honest? Or don’t let others see that side of you? What kind of advice is that? Our definitions Read More

Entrepreneurs: Tips to Create the Right Mindset for Success

Dealing with the inevitable ups and downs of entrepreneurship can be a difficult challenge, to say the least. So, to help you create the right mindset for success in your business endeavors and stay mentally strong, I have sought the expert advice from the contributor Read More

The RED Strategy for Business Success

When you hear the word “red” in the context of business, it is usually not a good thing (i.e., it’s preferable not to be operating in the red/losing money). However, RED is a color that you should embrace because it encompasses an effective formula to help Read More
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