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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 Preparation Tips for 2017

Written By: Carol Roth
The holiday season is in full swing and while your competitors are out drinking hot cocoa and decking...

How to Enjoy Your Vacation and Manage Business Separation Anxiety

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Does thinking about taking time away from your business give you separation anxiety? You’re not alone. Many small...

No, You Aren’t Too Busy

Written By: Rich Gallagher
Every small business owner has a song they sing silently to themselves. It goes something like this: “I’m...

7 Marketing Tactics to Help Grow Your Business

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
It is estimated that over half of the world will be online by the end of 2016. That’s...

Get What You Need: Practice Your Ask

Written By: Britt Raybould
You know those moments when you make a split decision in seconds? I made one a few weeks...

Carol’s Suggestions for Shopping Small Business

Written By: Catherine Morgan
I don’t know about you, but I like to support other small business owners and “shop small” whenever...

3 Tips for Jumping Over Common Business Hurdles

Written By: Carol Roth
Most entrepreneurs and business owners start off their ventures with unbridled optimism about the smooth road to success...

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Written By: Catherine Morgan
We celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States tomorrow. We wish you and your friends and...

How Your Small Business Can Compete with the Big Guys this Holiday Season

Written By: Carol Roth
For many businesses, the holiday season represents a significant sales opportunity – for some, it literally makes or...

Negotiation: Know When to Hold ‘Em

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol’s recent post on is a fun one. In “4 Tricks for Negotiating Like a Poker Pro,”...