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Should Business Owners Talk about Politics?

Written By: Catherine Morgan | Comments Off on Should Business Owners Talk about Politics?

I’ve known Carol Roth for eight years, but this interview surprised me. As we head into election season here in the U.S., I thought we should talk about whether mixing politics and business is a good idea or not.

We opened up a big old can of worms.

You may have seen Carol on various news shows or may have read her op-ed pieces or listened to her podcast The Roth Effect. However, in this interview Carol shared that taking political stances has kept her from some opportunities and not been great for business.

In fact, she recommends that business owners NOT mix politics and business. (Do as she says, not as she does.)

The exception can be if your brand has a social mission, or if your community expects that you have a certain belief, but in general, Carol recommends small business owners zip it regarding their personal political views.

This also can be a good strategy for surviving holiday meals.

I know you’ll enjoy this short interview.

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Catherine Morgan is the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs transition to corporate jobs they love. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant who was employed by three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to career transition, small business, productivity, and mental health. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.