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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.

Business Unusual Part 1: The Reframe

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Business as usual? Not so much! Especially in states that have gone into lockdown, like Illinois, which is...

Compassion for Yourself, for Others, and for Your Business

Written By: Catherine Morgan
“May you live in interesting times” is an old saying. Few would argue that these times aren’t interesting....

Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Written By: Carol Roth
There are a lot of articles giving small businesses advice on what they should do, so we thought...

Social Media for Good Stories

Written By: Catherine Morgan
I want to share two social media for good stories because we have so many of the other...

If You Don’t Know This, You Don’t Have a Niche 

Written By: Catherine Morgan
If you’re like any of the entrepreneurs I know, you could work with a lot of different types...

The Gig Economy and Freelancing Are at Risk

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Many of us, myself included, have freelanced – or have our own business and are also simultaneously freelancing....

A Matter of Trust?

Written By: Ben Baker
Billy Joel released “A Matter of Trust” in 1986. I was still in high school, and this song...

Is a Loan Best for Your Small Business?

Written By: Matthew Gillman
Although our company specializes in helping business owners find the appropriate financing for their businesses, we know that...

How Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Talent In a Tight Labor Market

Written By: Carol Roth
Right now, the labor market is very tight and small businesses are really feeling the brunt. Since attracting...

Efficiency and Accountability – The Benefits of a Project Management Tool

Written By: Matthew Gillman
For many of us that have worked for large companies we’ve grown to think that perception is reality....