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.

How to Beat the Stereotype and Have a Booming Business

Before moving into my new home last summer, I decided to freshen things up a bit. My changes were small, things like new paint, countertops, and flooring. The biggest project was adding a shower to my master bathroom, but I was using existing plumbing, so it Read More

To DIY or Not to DIY, That Is the Question

Trying to decide whether to outsource a business function or do it internally? If so, asking these questions will help you determine the right answer. Do you have expertise? If you don’t know the first thing about the business function in question, hiring a person to Read More

Can Social Media Save a Solopreneur’s Sanity?

I wrote a post titled “Solo but Not Alone” several years ago and it struck a chord with a lot of my small business owner colleagues. One of the things entrepreneurs need to manage against is loneliness. It may be lonely at the top in corporate, Read More

Productivity 101: Your Friend the Calendar

“It’s not interesting, but it works – pretty much every time and for everybody.” That’s what I say about my best tip for getting more done if you find that your days are consistently getting away from you, or if you find that you’re not able Read More

New Year’s Business Resolutions for 2015

2015 is now upon us! And since sharing a resolution or goal with others often helps with the achievement of that goal, to carry on our yearly tradition, we have once again asked our incredible contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to Read More

Think You Need to Hire a Salesperson? Leverage the Internet First.

Your business is growing. That’s the good news. But you find your sales and support staff are stretched trying to find new business and taking care of the customers that you already have. Should you hire another salesperson? Not necessarily. You have a website and some Read More

A Tool More Important than a Business Plan or a Budget

If you’re like us, you’ve heard a lot about the importance of business plans. However, we don’t hear much about a tool that’s even more important – your annual plan. The annual plan brings your business plan to life. The business plan tells you “what.” The Read More

How to Find Your Market

by Rich Gallagher and Sarah Thompson In November, I (Rich) wrote a blog about what I feel is the most ignored – and most critical – advice in starting a small business: work backwards from the market, not forward from your crazy idea. Which naturally led Read More

Happy Holidays 2014

All of us here at Business Unplugged wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a successful 2015. Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing community. We are taking a break but will be back on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Happy Read More

Best of 2014: Ten Posts to Manage Yourself and Your Business

Being successful as an entrepreneur or small business owner requires both managing the business and managing yourself. These are some of my favorite posts from the last year that can help you do both better. Brad Shorr – 10 Ways to Beat Business Burnout Rich Gallagher – Read More
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