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

The Middle Phone Call

Written By: Catherine Morgan
If you call people and tell them that you’re working on the issue, they won’t go crazy on...

What Small Businesses are Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Written By: Carol Roth
Since there’s no shortage of negativity online these days, in honor of Thanksgiving, we thought that it was...

Compelling Copy: Making Complex Topics Understandable

Written By: Rick Asa
During my career as a professional writer, I have frequently had projects that required me to translate complex...

Industry Experience Is Overrated

Written By: Shep Burr
Employers could benefit by being less conventional when they hire knowledge workers. That is the message of a...

Hidden Source for Talent: Former Entrepreneurs

Written By: Catherine Morgan
In “Why Businesses Should Hire Ex-Entrepreneurs,” Carol’s recent post on Bank of America Small Business Community, she interviews –...

Do You Have Content Suggestions for Year-End 2018?

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Hello intrepid Business Unplugged readers! I have some content ideas brewing, but I would love to hear what...

Mining the Gold of Your Inbox

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Do you remember the days when we loved checking to see if we had new emails? It wasn’t...

One Critical Question You Need to Ask

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol always says that if you love to bake, don’t open a bakery. Recently, I had a client...

Pushback on Pricing: A Tale of Two Emails

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Pushback on pricing is like gravity – it’s something you can count on. While it is tempting to...

Small Business Fright Fest

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Do you think Halloween is scary? Try running a small business! If the odds of a marriage lasting...