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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.

How to Use Free as a Business Strategy

Written By: Carol Roth business owners, there are times when free makes sense and then there’s “nobody buys the cow if...

SPIYT: Q&A-Selling Wholesale vs. Selling Retail

Written By: Carol Roth
Jason wants to know if he should sell his leather goods to retailers or build his own customer...

70 Unique Strategies to Land New Customers/Clients

Written By: Carol Roth
A business is nothing without customers. But with the tough economy and so much competition, landing new customers...

What You Can Learn From McDonald’s CEO (Even When His Brand Ambassador is a Clown)

Written By: Carol Roth
Every company will have its critics. But as long as you are listening to what your target...

How Adaptable Is Your Business?

Written By: Carol Roth
Can you adapt your product, service, marketing and/or business model to meet customer needs? Times change, people change...

If You Have Nothing Valuable To Say, Don’t Say Anything

Written By: Carol Roth
There may be no stupid questions (debatable), but there are clearly stupid answers. If you aren’t adding value...

Unsolicited Business Advice: Toys R Us (Follow-Up)

Written By: Carol Roth
Creating a solution to the wrong problem? Today I was surprised to read that Toys R Us is...

Unsolicited Business Advice: Neiman Marcus

Written By: Carol Roth
Neiman Marcus is an upscale brand. I am not an avid Neiman Marcus customer and do not...

Unsolicited Business Advice: Toys R Us

Written By: Carol Roth
Redefining your mission when the old one isn’t working When I was growing up in the 1970s, Toys...

Unsolicited Business Advice: The Cheesecake Factory

Written By: Carol Roth
The simple fix for declining guest traffic Disclaimer: I have previously had a client relationship with The Cheesecake...