Carol Tice

Carol Tice

Carol Tice, a freelance writer, is chief executive of TiceWrites Inc. in Bainbridge Island, Wash. She blogs about freelance writing at Make a Living Writing. Email her at carol@caroltice.com.

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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.
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Ways to Crack Down on Cargo Theft

Answering these 8 simple questions can help keep your merchandise safe from theft in transit.
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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.
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Damage Control: Getting Your Shipping Claims Paid

A little organization and preparation can go a long way in recouping losses.
How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint
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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.
More Businesses Turn to 'Near-Sourcing' to Save Time and Money
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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.
How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping
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How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping

More companies are taking this eco-friendly shipping approach to limit their environmental impact.
Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?
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Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?

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

These tips will help you minimize business disruptions and keep the customer satisfied.
5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping
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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.
Incubator Secrets: If Walls Could Talk at TechStars
Startup Basics

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?
5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos
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5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos

The online retailer's shipping strategy provides competitive advantages and customer benefits.
Business Interruption Insurance: What It Will -- and Won't -- Cover
Insurance

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.
How Inventors Could Benefit From a New Entrepreneurial-Themed Movie
Business Ideas

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.
Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank
Startup Financing

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.
Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show
Startup Financing

Two Entrepreneurs' Marketing Plan: Crowdfunding a Reality Show

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

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.
5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'
Startup Basics

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.
One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'
Starting a Business

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.
7 Steps to Landing and Profiting from Celebrity Customers
Marketing Ideas

7 Steps to Landing and Profiting from Celebrity Customers

What the team on Animal Planet's Tanked learned from working with Tracy Morgan
What You Can Learn About Branding From 'Project Runway'
Branding

What You Can Learn About Branding From 'Project Runway'

Putting a unique spin on your business can help you stand out from the crowd.
Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching
Leadership

Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching

How the Travel Channel show soared to success thanks to the host's winning personality.
The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too
Inventing

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.
How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment
Going Green

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.
The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics
Startup Basics

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.
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