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 Your Ideas Have No Value

Carol’s recent post on is a very important one. Many entrepreneurs think that their idea for a business, product, or service is precious and valuable in and of itself. Carol shares why this isn’t true. Here is an excerpt: That’s right: ideas have little to Read More

Gone Fishing – Labor Day 2014

It’s the end of the summer season here in Chicago. We are taking a few days off to unplug, recharge, and enjoy the Labor Day holiday. We will be back again on Wednesday, September 3. Enjoy! Read More

How to Write with Clarity to Get Better Results

As a business owner, you need to convey your messages directly and clearly. Whether it’s a short note, a business email or a blog post, you need clarity in your communication. Clarity, above all else, is king. If people don’t understand what you’re saying, they won’t Read More

5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better

Love it or hate it, as a small business owner you will probably have to write. You may actually have to do quite a bit of writing! I thought you might find Carol’s recent post on helpful: 5 Tips for Writing Faster and Better. Read More

How to Re-Launch Your Offerings to Save Your Sanity

“I have tried everything!” you may be screaming at the mirror. Are you at your wits’ end? This time of year we tend to get introspective as we look forward to September and getting back to work for real. Here in the northern hemisphere, we are Read More

You Are What You Eat

The foodies are out to kill me. Seriously. As a public speaker, I often travel and have to eat out. Many people don’t realize that I have a cluster of food allergies and carry an epinephrine injector with me. And therein lies a tale of where Read More

4 Tips for Getting Paid Speaking Gigs

Getting booked for speaking engagements (especially paid ones!) is something that many would-be speakers struggle with, especially when they are first starting out. So, here are 4 tips to help make this often arduous process a little less challenging: (1) Build Up Your Rep It’s very Read More

Best Type of Social Network? Not What You Think.

Editor’s note: As you probably know, Carol writes for several other sites. Her recent post on is one that I think you will really enjoy. She talks about her father’s amazing social network that really came through and supported her book. It’s a great story Read More

5 Things Entrepreneurs Are Wasting Time On

Time is the entrepreneur’s most valuable commodity, and great entrepreneurs know how to make every minute count. Do you? Many small business operators teeter on the brink of failure because they are not using their time wisely – i.e., productively. Here are five of the most Read More

How to Ride the Coattails of the Biggest Website

Leverage the power of this site for more visibility, traffic and sales… YouTube recently passed Facebook as the largest social media site on the web.  And it’s been the second biggest search engine online for years. The traffic and exposure that YouTube generates is astronomical.  The Read More
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