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.

Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week
Starting a Business

Startup Initiatives Sprout from Global Entrepreneurship Week

Here is a look at some of the programs that will keep startups growing in the months to come.
12 Ways to (Legally) Spy on Your Competitors
Marketing

12 Ways to (Legally) Spy on Your Competitors

You may not have the resources to hire a competitive intelligence specialist, but small businesses can still unearth plenty of information about rivals.
Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Risk All On 'Gold Rush Alaska.' Would You?

If you'd like to see other entrepreneurs take high-stakes business gambles, nothing beats Discovery Channel's hit Friday-night show 'Gold Rush Alaska.'
Business Owners Divided on Occupy Wall Street
Marketing

Business Owners Divided on Occupy Wall Street

In your view, is the popular protest movement against the financial industry good or bad for your business? The U.S. overall? Your fellow business owners straddle both sides of the debate.
Seven Easy Tweaks to Turn Your Site into a Holiday Sales Machine
Marketing

Seven Easy Tweaks to Turn Your Site into a Holiday Sales Machine

With the year's prime shopping season looming, here are some tips for improving your website to boost sales.
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Will Repealing the 3% Withholding Tax Help Businesses Hire?
Finance

Will Repealing the 3% Withholding Tax Help Businesses Hire?

Eliminating a planned tax on government contractors is viewed as good news by business groups. But will it spur the hoped-for hiring?
Masterminding With 'Turnaround King' Grant Cardone
Growth Strategies

Masterminding With 'Turnaround King' Grant Cardone

'Turnaround King' reality-TV star Grant Cardone broadcasts his mastermind group meetings on Ustream. Here are some entrepreneurship lessons from one of his recent discussions.
Five Ways Your Business Can Grab Market Share Today
Growth Strategies

Five Ways Your Business Can Grab Market Share Today

You can never stop trying to win new customers. After all, your competitors are probably trying to win over your customers right now.
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Seven Simple Tips to Get Honest Customer Feedback Online
Marketing

Seven Simple Tips to Get Honest Customer Feedback Online

Looking for more and better input on your products or services? Consider these ideas -- and skip those annoying pop-up surveys.
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Why Netflix, Bank of America and Dunkin' Donuts Cave in to Customer Demands
Marketing

Why Netflix, Bank of America and Dunkin' Donuts Cave in to Customer Demands

Where is the line between being responsive to customers' needs, and simply letting customers call the shots?
'Cake Boss' Asks: Are You Judging Your Customers?
Marketing

'Cake Boss' Asks: Are You Judging Your Customers?

'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro of Carlo's Bakery shows why his business is a success. No matter how weird the request, his customers are always right.
Entrepreneurs: Are You a Mover -- Or a Head-Shaker?
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs: Are You a Mover -- Or a Head-Shaker?

The downturn has created two classes of business owners, according to a recent survey. Here's what the movers do that the head-shakers don't.
How to Bite Off a Chunk of the Zombie Economy
Marketing

How to Bite Off a Chunk of the Zombie Economy

Zombie-related sales are a $5 billion market opportunity any entrepreneur can feast on. Here are a four ways you can reap some zombie-related profits -- and they're not just for Halloween, either.
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Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?
Starting a Business

Are Small Businesses Really Big Job Creators?

Small businesses create most of the jobs, we've often been told. But is it true? See which two types of businesses have been adding jobs, according to new data.
Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers
Marketing

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

As fewer shoppers may visit stores this holiday season, you'll have to get more of them to buy to see sales grow. Here are some tips.