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.

Why It Could Be Time to Try Amazon Business

Just because your business is small, doesn’t mean your purchasing list is, too. There was a time when the only option was to drive to your local big box electronics store, home improvement chain, or office supplier to round up these items. But now, to keep […]
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How Big Is the Gig Economy? Close to $8 Billion.

You read that right. That’s billion with a “B.” A lot of moolah is being spent on freelancers and contractors. And that’s just here in the United States! Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently published Measuring the Gig Economy: Inside the New Paradigm of Contingent Work*, a […]
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Small Businesses Come In Various Shapes and Sizes

All small businesses are not created equal. What you think of as a small business may be very different from the kind of small business I think of – or market to. For example, I work exclusively with solo consultants. Are coffee shops small businesses? Absolutely […]
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3 Tips to Rev Up Your Productivity

When productivity is running high in your business, it’s like a well-oiled engine. But, when productivity starts to lag, it can cause your business to slow down or all-together seize up and grind to a halt. So, when your business engine is starting to show some […]
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Solo Business? You Still Need to Plan Like a Bigger Business.

Whether you’re a solo business owner or a freelancer, you will still need to remember that you’re running a business – at least if you want to stay in business. Like a bigger business, you will need to manage your cash flow efficiently, and plan for […]
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There’s More to Freelance Rates Than Getting What We’re Worth

Among freelancers, the most cherished business objective, as expressed on the internet, is to “get paid what I’m worth.” (Note that more than one third of the U.S. labor force is freelancing per Freelancers Union and Upwork, 2015, and freelancers are projected to be in the […]
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Opportunity Cost: Your Time Is Precious

As a small business owner, especially a new business owner, you may feel like you don’t have a lot of money – but you have plenty of time. This is a big mistake! Your time is also a precious resource that needs to be allocated appropriately […]
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Want More Personal Time? Try These Suggestions.

As a small business owner, it’s hard to separate you from your business. Not surprisingly, some of the best ways to get more personal time combine or leverage things you are already doing for your business. Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways to […]
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Questions to Ask Before Committing to a New Social Media Platform

One of my clients called a couple of weeks ago in a panic.  He asked, “Why are we not on Snapchat, Instagram or Periscope?”  He commented that his company had established presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but then added, “Nobody uses those sites anymore!” I […]
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How Not To Network: The Worst Networking Mistakes

Networking is an essential aspect of almost all successful small businesses. But, what you shouldn’t do when networking can be just as important as what you should do. So that you can avoid these networking fails, we have asked the fantastic contributor network of business […]
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