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Carol Tice

A southern California native, Tice now lives on an island near Seattle with her husband and three children. Who have talked her into getting a dog. In more than 15 years of reporting on businesses large and small, she's gone on more than 100 business trips, filing stories from Anchorage to Atlanta. Her work has appeared in the Seattle Times, Nation's Restaurant News, Wall Street Journal, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Magazine, and many others. More than 1,000 of her articles are floating around the Internet. . . and she has no idea when she had time to write them all. She is proud CEO and Janitor of TiceWrites Inc., and blogs about freelance writing at Make a Living Writing. Email her at carol@caroltice.com.

30 Recent Stories

How Shippers Can Avoid Importing Delays

Are your products often just sitting on a dock on the bay? Get them across the border more quickly with these tips from shipping experts.
May 23, 2013 in Shipping Center

Ways to Crack Down on Cargo Theft

Answering these 8 simple questions can help keep your merchandise safe from theft in transit.
May 16, 2013 in Shipping Center

On the Road Again? Maybe It's Time for Your Own Delivery Vehicle

Experts explain when it's time to buy or lease, and what else you'll need when building your fleet.
May 9, 2013 in Shipping Center

Damage Control: Getting Your Shipping Claims Paid

A little organization and preparation can go a long way in recouping losses.
May 2, 2013 in Shipping Center
How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint

How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint

Conducting a carbon footprint analysis reveals the full spectrum of your company's environmental impact and helps you address it.
April 22, 2013 in Shipping Center
More Businesses Turn to 'Near-Sourcing' to Save Time and Money

More Businesses Turn to 'Near-Sourcing' to Save Time and Money

We examine the growing trend of companies switching to closer vendors from those farther away.
April 11, 2013 in Shipping Center
How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping

How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping

More companies are taking this eco-friendly shipping approach to limit their environmental impact.
April 5, 2013 in Shipping Center
Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?

Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?

Cargo insurance can be confusing, but it pays to know these basics to avoid devastating losses.
February 26, 2013 in Insurance
Forget Boxing Day. Plan for 'Returns Day' Jan. 3

Forget Boxing Day. Plan for 'Returns Day' Jan. 3

These tips will help you minimize business disruptions and keep the customer satisfied.
December 24, 2012 in Shipping Center
5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

From creative strategies for returns to warehouse locations, you can find new ways to reduce shipping expenses.
December 17, 2012 in Shipping Center
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars

Sometimes mentors can feel like a broken record at business accelerators, doling out the same advice over and over. Could what they say be the secret to startup success?
December 6, 2012 in Startup Basics
5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos

5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos

The online retailer's shipping strategy provides competitive advantages and customer benefits.
December 4, 2012 in Shipping Center
Business Interruption Insurance: What It Will -- and Won't -- Cover

Business Interruption Insurance: What It Will -- and Won't -- Cover

Special coverage can help you recoup profits lost during storms and other disasters. Here's what you need to know.
November 16, 2012 in Insurance
How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie

How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie

The Home Shopping Network offers the opportunity of a lifetime as a tie-in to a forthcoming Seth Rogen movie.
October 26, 2012 in Business Ideas
Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
October 19, 2012 in Startup Financing
Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

Startup:NYC pilot lacks drama to hook audiences and funding.
October 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.
October 5, 2012 in Startup Financing
The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

You don't have to go on Shark Tank to catch the eye of a major league angel investor. Here's how one entrepreneur got funding by just sending an email.
September 28, 2012 in Startup Financing
Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

One of the reality show's most successful startups, Onswipe, offers advice on how they did it.
September 21, 2012 in Financing
5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.
September 14, 2012 in Family Business
The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
September 14, 2012 in Startup Financing
5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.
September 7, 2012 in Finding Customers
5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

What the reality show about toy collecting can teach you about turning your passion into a profitable business.
August 31, 2012 in Startup Basics
One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One of Shark Tank's first entrepreneurs, Tiffany Krumins, talks about dealing with cancer, giving up half of her equity, and the challenges of getting her product made in the U.S.
August 24, 2012 in Starting a Business
7 Steps to Landing and Profiting from Celebrity Customers

7 Steps to Landing and Profiting from Celebrity Customers

What the team on Animal Planet's Tanked learned from working with Tracy Morgan
August 17, 2012 in Marketing Ideas
What You Can Learn About Branding From 'Project Runway'

What You Can Learn About Branding From 'Project Runway'

Putting a unique spin on your business can help you stand out from the crowd.
August 10, 2012 in Branding
Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching

Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching

How the Travel Channel show soared to success thanks to the host's winning personality.
August 3, 2012 in Leadership
The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too

The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too

'Everyday Edisons' producer Edison Nation has major connections and can help you bring your idea to market.
July 27, 2012 in Inventing
How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
July 23, 2012 in Going Green
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.
July 20, 2012 in Startup Basics
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