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.

5 Tips for Better Performance Reviews

I love performance reviews – said no one ever. Managers don’t love doing them. Employees don’t love receiving them. They may be a necessary evil, but there are things that you can do to make them better for everyone. Carol shares five tips in her recent […] Read More

Employee Surveys: One Way to Be a Better Manager

As with many things, often others will be able to see what you should change when you do not. If you have employees (or part-time help), there are always ways to improve your management techniques to boost employee productivity and engagement. Recently, Carol wrote a post […] Read More

3 Tips for Business Newbies

Being new to the entrepreneurship game can be overwhelming, to say the least, scary or even downright terrifying (that’s why I wrote my book, The Entrepreneur Equation, which is a must-read for all business newbies). It’s always challenging to wade into uncharted business waters, but it […] Read More

How to Give Your Goals Priority

A few weeks ago, I failed. It was a quiet failure, but a real one nonetheless. I set a goal to post to my business blog for 30 days. I made it six days and then … well, things happened. A client issue cropped up. I […] Read More

Communication Skills: How’s Your Metacommunication?

People often feel – mistakenly – that business success revolves around communications skills. I do not agree. I feel that success actually revolves around your metacommunication skills. Psychologists define metacommunication as the sum of your verbal and non-verbal communication. For example, if you say “Glad to […] Read More

When the Quit Hits the Plan

History is rife with example of people whose greatest success came after their biggest failure. In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill tells the story of a young man during the Gold Rush. He went west to find his fortune. He staked a claim and went […] Read More

Business Probiotics: Creating the Right Culture from the Beginning

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MetLife Small Business for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It is tempting to believe that corporate culture is something that only big companies need to think about. In fact, corporate culture is incredibly important […] Read More

The Worst Business Negotiation Mistakes

Business owners and entrepreneurs frequently have to negotiate- with everyone from clients and customers to service providers. And since sometimes, it’s just as important to learn what not to do, we have asked our contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to share […] Read More

Gone Fishing – Happy Fourth of July 2015

In celebration of the Independence Day holiday weekend here in the United States, we will be taking today off. Please remember to unplug, connect with friends and family, and recharge your battery. This is incredibly important for small business owners. Have a wonderful holiday and be […] Read More

The Most Important Must-Do for Managing Multiple Projects

As a solopreneur and professional services provider, you’ve got two options when you have multiple clients to satisfy, and multiple projects to tackle. Focus on just one project at a time, finishing one before starting on the next. Work on multiple projects simultaneously. I’ve discovered A […] Read More
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