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This blog features Carol Roth's tough love on business and entrepreneurship, as well as insights from Carol's community of contributors.

10 Attributes of an Exceptional Entrepreneur

Written By: Brad Shorr
What separates ordinary entrepreneurs from extraordinary ones? Here’s a checklist of attributes needed to hit it big. How...

10 Ways to Beat Business Burnout

Written By: Brad Shorr
Successful entrepreneurs burn as much energy as champion marathon runners; they not only run long, they also run...

5 Things Entrepreneurs Are Wasting Time On

Written By: Brad Shorr
Time is the entrepreneur’s most valuable commodity, and great entrepreneurs know how to make every minute count. Do...

Phone Selling Skills 101

Written By: Brad Shorr
When I got into sales, email did not exist, so the formula was simple – develop outstanding phone...

5 Branding Insights for Your Start-up Business

Written By: Brad Shorr
For many start-ups, branding is a vaguely understood concept that gets lost in the shuffle among the many...

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Entrepreneurial Time

Written By: Brad Shorr
Entrepreneurs wear every hat in the closet and are always pressed for time. It’s arguable that no matter...

Stop Sugarcoating Bad News

Written By: Brad Shorr
Although Valentine’s Day is approaching, the reflections in this post are anything but sugary. Reason being, business today...

Cooper’s Hawk: How to Excel in Customer Service

Written By: Brad Shorr
When a restaurant goes the extra mile, it gets my attention. When it goes the extra 5 miles,...

Great Sales Reps Identify Reasons Behind Reasons

Written By: Brad Shorr
Selling is a tough gig. From the morning bell to the 5 o’clock whistle, sales reps have to...

5 Biggest Marketing Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Written By: Brad Shorr
Marketing is tough for any company to get its arms around, and for small firms in particular, it’s...