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 Business Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can Easily Avoid

Sometimes you just need a little tough love and wisdom from Carol. Few people can serve up knowledge nuggets the way she can. Carol ticks off five mistakes small business owners can easily avoid in her recent post on, “Not Promoting From Within? Ignoring Financial […]
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How Entrepreneurs Can Make Tax Season Less Stressful

As we inch closer to April 15th, you may become more stressed as you have to figure out how to finalize your tax filings while you run and grow your business. Plus, with changing tax laws, the filing process can create extra confusion. That’s where we […]
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Hate Marketing? Let Others Do It for You.

Many (OK, most) small business owners struggle with marketing. They get uncomfortable with the idea of blowing their own horn. However, if they don’t do it – who else will? Carol’s recent article on MasterCard Biz may be just the boost your small business needs. What if […]
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Sweet Deduction: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Mileage

If growing revenue and maintaining cash flow are among the top concerns for small business owners (spoiler alert: they are), then finding ways to generate and maintain a positive cash flow is always top-of-mind. One place you might be overlooking when it comes to cost savings? […]
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Client Gift Giving- Not Just for the Holidays

We often give gifts around the holiday season to our valued business partners, clients and customers to show our appreciation. But, since most companies get gifts around that time, yours can easily get lost in the holiday shuffle. So, a great way for your business to […]
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Hiring An Accountant Can Make or Break Your Business

Let’s face it, accounting isn’t for everyone. Not to say that you don’t have the capabilities, or that accounting is a skill that can’t be learned, it’s just not everyone’s forte. As a business owner, sometimes it’s best to stick with what you know – and […]
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How to Give Employees Information at the Right Times

Getting your employees the right information at the right times is crucial to running a successful business. There are situations where structured training makes sense, but there also are times when something quick and easy works, too. Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog, “4 Ways […]
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When Are You Too Old to Start a Business? Maybe Never!

This is an incredible story. Imagine being 88 years old and, instead of winding down, feeling a burning desire to start and grow a business! In Carol’s recent post on, “A First-Time Entrepreneur at 88, Earl Fultz, Now 91, Says His Business Is the Spice […]
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Should You Negotiate for Creative Services?

Buying creative services can be difficult. Obviously, a painting costs more than the canvas and paint that was used. Even if you added in the hours, who is to say that a great painting takes 1,000 times more hours than an ordinary one? In the digital […]
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Permission Marketing: The Cookie Bait and Switch

I love the Girl Scouts. More accurately, I love those beautiful boxes of cookies that make an appearance this time of year. Last week, I found some local Girl Scouts set up in front of a store. I happily handed over my money for two boxes […]
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