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Constraints for Small Business Growth and Mid-Year Adjustments (Part 1) 

Are you looking at the calendar and wondering how half of the year has flown by? Maybe you’re considering how you are going to make up for a slow quarter? I think many small business owners are because, let’s be honest, it’s been a little crazy out there.  If you are looking to pump up […]

You Can’t Hotwire Networking 

I think we can all agree that having a strong professional network will benefit you and your business. Building your network may be something that gets you excited because you love meeting new people. Or, the thought of going to a business networking event may make you cringe because you are shy or introverted.  That […]

You Gave Them Your Best Advice and They Did Nothing 

The worst thing that can happen to you as a consultant (besides not getting paid) is to give a client your best advice – advice that you are confident could help them solve the problem they hired you to help with – and then the client does nothing with that advice.  The consultants I know […]

It’s Vacation Season – Will You Be Taking Time Off? 

Yes, you are important – maybe even crucial – to the success of your business. Does that mean you can’t (or shouldn’t) take time off from your business? Absolutely not! Carol Roth didn’t take vacations for a long time, but now she prioritizes time away with her husband above everything else. If Carol can do […]

Mental Health Awareness Month – May 2024

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. Throughout the month, NAMI actively participates in this national movement, dedicated to eradicating […]

Biggest Issues Facing Small Businesses Today

Small businesses today are facing all kinds of issues from inflation and regulations to finding qualified labor and more. So, we reached out to the insightful CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to share what they think is the biggest issue facing small businesses today. Their responses are presented below, in […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2024

5 Ways AI Helps Small Businesses with Email Marketing

Email marketing is evolving, thanks to AI, which has made it easier to get better results with email marketing campaigns. However, some small businesses detest it. To them, AI means using ChatGPT to generate content that sounds robotic and lacks human perspective. But the technology is far beyond that. AI has become an important tool […]

Seven Strategies to Boost Productivity for Small Business Owners 

No matter how productive you are as a small business owner, there always seems like there is more to do. I have had to come to terms with the fact that my to-do list will never be done. But given this situation, there are strategies that can increase your productivity, and maybe even free up […]

Mindfulness in Business: Why It Is Critical for Creativity and Innovation 

If your immediate response is that you don’t have time for a mindfulness practice, I will counter that I don’t think you can afford not to have one, especially as a small business owner.  The benefits for your business include improved access to creative thinking, innovation, problem-solving, and productivity.  Did I get your attention? I […]