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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.

In the Bay Area, Even the Laundromats Embrace Technology

Written By: Carol Roth
It’s fairly well accepted that the Bay Area, with Silicon Valley and hordes of tech-savvy professionals, is the...

3 Case Studies to Improve Your Customer Service

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
In the last few weeks, I have had three different customer service experiences: One delighted me, one disturbed...

The Best Social Media Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Written By: Carol Roth
In this day and age, businesses must embrace social media. But, knowing how to use social media efficiently,...

Small Business Lessons from Football? Absolutely!

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Carol recently tweeted a warning to followers that she posts about the NFL – a lot. Here at...

What a Tightrope Walker Can Teach Your Business

Written By: Rich Gallagher
The title of this post makes an important point. Many people feel that starting a small business is...

Committees: What Not to Do If You Want Productive Ones

Written By: Britt Raybould
During a recent business meeting, I heard a phrase that always makes me cringe: “I think we should...

Is Perfectionism Your Fatal Flaw?

Written By: Brad Shorr
This small-business management post sings the praises of making mistakes, duplicating efforts, rushing to judgment, going off half-cocked,...

I Stream, You Stream, We All Stream Live Streams!

Written By: Lou Bortone
Should I Blab?  Set up a Periscope?  What about Meerkat?  It seems as if a new live video...

Small Business Lessons from Karaoke

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Sooner or later you will end up at an event or bar with friends or colleagues who want...

Labor Day Weekend 2015

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Where did the summer go? That’s the question that many of us are asking ourselves. Kids are going...