Author Archives: Carol Roth

About Carol Roth

Carol Roth is a radio host on WGN, a CNBC TV contributor, a ‘recovering’ investment banker & a bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation. You can find her on Twitter @CarolJSRoth or at www.CarolRoth.com. She also has an action figure made in her likeness.

Six Ways that Small Businesses Can Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

As a small business owner, you undoubtedly spend every day looking for ways to promote your business and increase your clientele. Just about every business takes advantage of Christmas to increase sales, with “Black Friday” representing the first day of profits in the retail world. Do you really want to wait until the end of […]


Why Entrepreneurs Should Fake It Until They Make It

With the increasing popularity of business-casual attire, a great business suit is not as effective as it used to be in creating an impression of success. But projecting a successful appearance is still important when you want your business to attract customers and clients, as it creates a feeling of higher comfort and less risk […]


6 Steps to Systemizing Your Business

Whether you recognize it or not, your business already has a system. But when tasks take too long, cost too much or create substandard results, your system needs anything from a little Botox to a full face lift. Here are six-steps to help you see what you’ve got, identify where it’s going wrong and fix […]


7 Keys to a Successful Barter Arrangement

Cash flow is always an issue for entrepreneurs. It often seems to go out more quickly than it comes in.  So, how can you get creative with your finances?  Part of it boils down to using other currencies- aside from just money- to help you run and grow your business.  In fact, your products and […]


Breaking Bad Business Habits

Small business owners are among the hardest-working people in the country. They get in early and stay late, handle every business detail and bend over backwards to meet and exceed the needs of their clients and customers. On the surface, these traits are admirable. But they can also stifle the future of your company. Here […]


When Being Cheap is “Pound-Foolish” for Your Business

Every penny counts when running a small business. But sometimes, your efforts to save money can backfire, costing you more in the long run.  Here are some places where you should be wary of cheaping-out in your business. Lawyers Just because your Uncle Ira is a lawyer doesn’t mean that he’s the right lawyer for […]


How to Free Yourself from Ruts

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This may have worked for a philosopher like Confucius, but let’s get real. Even if you own your own business, it’s rare that your professional life is so perfect that you never feel like you’re working. In fact, […]


Don’t Avoid Failure, Just Fail Properly

Truman Capote once said, “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”  However, based on the way that we learn as youngsters, the thought of failure may leave a bad taste in your mouth.  In school, we were taught that failing something results in a red mark on the paper and perhaps a timeout […]


5 Tips to Increase Employee Efficiency

Time is money may be a cliché, but it’s also a universal truth in business. Your employees’ efficiency directly impacts productivity, which, in turn, affects profits. As a business owner, maintaining hawk-like vigilance on employees’ on-the-job procedures can make a notable difference to your bottom line. Here are some areas that may need improvement. Reduce […]



 
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