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.

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers
Marketing

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.
Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims
Growth Strategies

Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims

In the chaos that follows a natural disaster, here are the top mistakes business owners make in filing insurance claims.
A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?
Finance

Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?

Small banks have been quietly shutting their doors in greater number. Here's how their loss could affect your business.
One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging
Starting a Business

One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging

Product packaging is pesky and expensive, but can we live without it? One startup's founders are betting that the answer is yes.
Only You Can Prevent Cringe-Worthy Customer Service
Marketing

Only You Can Prevent Cringe-Worthy Customer Service

Two-thirds of American consumers have walked out of a store due to bad customer service. Here's how you can prevent pushing customers away.
Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business
Growth Strategies

Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business

If you're thinking about leaving your business behind, some careful planning up front can make it a smooth transition that ensures your company thrives after you're gone.
Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers
Starting a Business

Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.
How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding
Growth Strategies

How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding

Hiring is bouncing back in certain pockets around the U.S. Use these tips to help recruit the cream of the crop.
How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums
Marketing

How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums

If business is slow, consider these networking opportunities.
Entrepreneurs Ask: Will the Downturn Ever End?
Finance

Entrepreneurs Ask: Will the Downturn Ever End?

This week's stock-market crash(es) and downgrading of America's credit rating leave business owners asking: Is this the new normal?
Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?
Starting a Business

Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?

Here's a look at the most common types of coverage for home-based companies and what make sense for your business.
How to Divorce-Proof Your Company
Starting a Business

How to Divorce-Proof Your Company

If your marriage is headed toward a breakup, these seven strategies can help protect your business if you end up in divorce court.
Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new plan to speed the arrival of entrepreneurial immigrants.
Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation wants to help commercialize students' university work so they can launch successful startups.