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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.

Guest Blogging: The Right Way to Pitch a Blog Editor

Written By: Catherine Morgan
Guest blogging on someone else’s site can be a good way to gain exposure for yourself and your...

One of Small Business’s Biggest Advantages—Flexibility

Written By: Carol Roth
While being a small business “fish” among the larger corporate “whales” has its challenges, there are some benefits...

Being a Ulysses Leader: 4 Ways to Stop the Sirens’ Song

Written By: Robert Holmes
Business is full of ups and downs. These are created by a combination of market forces, luck and...

The Ever-Fatal Sales Check In

Written By: Rich Gallagher
What are the five words your customers dread the most when they pick up the phone? (Besides “Hi,...

5 Cool Tools for Building Buzz Online

Written By: Lou Bortone
If you want to shine online, it’s going to take more than a few clever tweets and a...

How to Effectively Work with Your Content Creators

Written By: Mark E. Goodman
Content marketing is viewed as one of the most important tools in creating and maintaining a relationship with...

The Key to Business Success Is Connection, Not Contacts

Written By: Erica Dhawan
A lot of how we measure success in the digital world is about quantity. How many Facebook likes...

Tips for Dealing with Internet Trolls and Haters in Business

Written By: Carol Roth
Businesses today need to be on the Internet, period. And with all of the positive things that come...

Sell More with the Last Thing You Say to Customers

Written By: George and Mary-Lynn
It costs a lot of money to get a customer to buy from you for the first time. Do...

The Future of Retail for Small Business

Written By: Thomas Hansen
A modern, high-tech shopping experience isn’t for big companies only. Smaller businesses can take advantage of new technology...