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.

Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring
Growth Strategies

Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

Present a creative idea, and you might take home up to $25,000 in the current crop of contests. Here are details.
Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade
Growth Strategies

Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade

How a unique customer-donation program helped a small cafe pay for energy-efficient lighting. But will this fund-raising method gain traction?
Has Your Business Benefited From the Downturn?
Growth Strategies

Has Your Business Benefited From the Downturn?

Business owners who've survived the downturn have gained some useful skills that could pay off as the economy improves.
Why Your Website Should Cop an Attitude
Marketing

Why Your Website Should Cop an Attitude

Here are two businesses that do a good job of taking a tone with customers.
How to Grow Your Business in Risky Times
Growth Strategies

How to Grow Your Business in Risky Times

Owners are finally coming out of survival mode and moving into growth mode. Here are a few suggestions for how to grow without taking on added risks.
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'
Starting a Business

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?
Growth Strategies

Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.
The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying
Finance

The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

A new study finally answers the question: How many entrepreneurs were afraid to even apply for a loan during the recession?
Seven Ways Solopreneurs Can Grow a Home Business
Growth Strategies

Seven Ways Solopreneurs Can Grow a Home Business

Here's how to increase revenue at your home business while keeping it a one-person show.
Six Small-Business Tax Breaks for 2010
Finance

Six Small-Business Tax Breaks for 2010

Tax time is fast approaching, here are some credits that promise amp up your returns.
Eight Tips to Boost Your Business' Bottom Line
Finance

Eight Tips to Boost Your Business' Bottom Line

What can you do to get your business booming again? Profit-management expert Patricia Sigmon offers some tips.
Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes
Growth Strategies

Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

A new survey shows more than half of small-business owners believe the U.S. economy is backsliding.
How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop
Technology

How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop

Here are six ways to turn customers away from your e-commerce store.
Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?
Growth Strategies

Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

After a decade-long struggle, a new program to boost federal contracts among women-owned businesses kicked in. Will it work?
Is Small Business on the Rebound in Your Town?
Growth Strategies

Is Small Business on the Rebound in Your Town?

A look at small-business bankruptcy filings reveals that economic conditions are looking up in some places.