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A Lawyer’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

This lawyer had a very, very bad day and may be facing some serious consequences by leaning on the AI tool ChatGPT too much too soon.  For those of you who are worrying that it will replace you and your white-collar job, we’re not there quite yet. (You, me, and many others can breathe a […]

The Perils and Pitfalls of Pricing Products and Services

Pricing products and services is a challenging part of doing business. You will bump into all of your own limiting beliefs, and also everyone else’s in the form of fear-mongering and bad information on the internet.  That said, most of you want to run a profitable business, and in order to do that, you have […]

Procrastinating, Planning, and Pushing Through

I’ll admit it, I am stumped on a topic for today. Generally, something sparks a blog post. Maybe I hear a client or colleague mention something that interests me and would be valuable to you. Or maybe I see a potential topic posted on LinkedIn or some other social media platform.  I have nothing today. […]

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Even If You ‘Thrive In Chaos’ You Need to Step Away – Especially Now 

“I’m definitely someone who thrives in chaos. I love to work. I love to create.” This is what Carol Roth told me a few years ago. Does this sound like you?  It probably does.  Entrepreneurs often say that they thrive in the fast-paced world of growing a business. They like the adrenaline rush of making […]

Kristina Sorrelli Calms Down My ‘AI Anxiety’ 

Are you suffering from “AI anxiety”? I sure am. AI is everywhere! I cannot turn on my laptop without being barraged by the good, bad, and dystopian present – and future – that AI will bring. I haven’t spent much time working with it, so I reached out to Kristina Sorrelli who is an operations […]

Creative Ways to Grow Your Small Business Customer Base

One of the biggest challenges for small businesses tends to be finding new customers, particularly in uncertain economic environments like we are in today. So, we have asked our incredible CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to share their best tip to help small businesses effectively grow their customer base. Their […]

Thirteen Years Ago Today

Do you acknowledge certain milestones in your business, carving out time to look back and remember specific challenges or accomplishments? I do, and I think it is helpful to stop and take inventory from time to time.  It feels like another lifetime, but 13 years ago today I was sitting at this same desk in […]

A Dream $340M Exit Becomes a Nightmare

The holy grail for many founders is a successful multimillion-dollar exit. Thank you Barry Moltz for the post “Why Does an Entrepreneur That Sold His Business for $340M Shoot His Wife and Kill Himself?” that I saw on Facebook. It stopped me in my tracks, and I am sure you just paused and reread that.  […]

May Is Small Business Month – Let’s Celebrate! 

Happy Small Business Month, fellow small business owners! While this has been a crazy decade to say the least, small businesses still make a big impact on the U.S. economy.  Small business stats Let’s take a look at some statistics, as listed in the “The State of Small Business Now,” a report issued by the […]