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.

Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price
Marketing

Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price

Wal-Mart likes to be considered the low-price leader -- but a new study shows customers no longer think it's true. Here are some tips for dodging the low-price trap.
Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split
Growth Strategies

Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split

Customers were downright irate when Netflix announced it would separate its DVD and streaming offerings. Here are some lessons to take away from that business bungle.
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?
Growth Strategies

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered
Growth Strategies

At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered

In the President's LinkedIn Town Hall, Barack Obama answered many questions about how to help the unemployed. But some small-business owners say he didn't discuss their needs enough.
Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn
Growth Strategies

Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn

President Barack Obama is currently taking questions on LinkedIn. The request brought more than 700 comments within hours, and lots of them aren't very polite.
In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think
Finance

In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think

A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding.
Does College Matter for Entrepreneurs?

Does College Matter for Entrepreneurs?

Just over half of business owners have a college degree. Here's why more might pursue higher ed in the future.
Jonathan Fields Knows What's Killing Your Business Growth
Growth Strategies

Jonathan Fields Knows What's Killing Your Business Growth

Bold movers are often just as scared as you are. Here are author Jonathan Fields' tips for conquering uncertainty to move forward.
A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'
Growth Strategies

A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?
Finance

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
Why I Got Owners Insurance for My Home Business
Starting a Business

Why I Got Owners Insurance for My Home Business

In writing about business insurance for a home-based business, I realized I needed it. Here's the story of what I learned, and the type of insurance policy I got.
How Not to Send Customer Emails: A Lesson from Comcast
Marketing

How Not to Send Customer Emails: A Lesson from Comcast

If you're emailing customers promotional offers, make sure they know that they can trust your messages to minimize potential concerns over spam or malware.
Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?
Growth Strategies

Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?

A new study shows 40 percent of small business owners plan to make a hire in the next six months. Could this be the start of a turnaround in unemployment?
Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs
Marketing

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs

With USPS nearing insolvency, prices may rise as service levels decline. Here are some suggestions for keeping mailing costs down.
Six Ideas for Immediate Job Creation: Will They Work?
Growth Strategies

Six Ideas for Immediate Job Creation: Will They Work?

How can we get the economy back on track and create jobs? Here are six ideas from the President, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others.