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.

The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?
Starting a Business

The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?

Entrepreneurship can be an expensive and thankless 24/7 endeavor that few people wind-up succeeding at. See if you're ready.
Seven Steps to Get Your Business Ready For the Big One
Growth Strategies

Seven Steps to Get Your Business Ready For the Big One

The giant earthquake in Japan should serve as a reminder to business owners in the U.S. to have a backup plan.
What's Your Management Style?
Growth Strategies

What's Your Management Style?

To manage your staff effectively, instilling rules and fostering flexibility make an ideal combination.
Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?
Starting a Business

Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

The SBA's backing of small business loans, which helped keep money flowing to some lucky owners, is getting a makeover.
More Boom Times for Venture Capital?
Starting a Business

More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

Venture capital dollars have been largely scarce since the downturn set in. But these days, that tide appears to be turning.
Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?
Growth Strategies

Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?

Through the downturn, business owners have been in overdrive to keep their companies afloat. Some now value time over money.
In Funding a Business, Your Home is Personal
Marketing

In Funding a Business, Your Home is Personal

With still tight credit conditions, taking out a home equity loan can be tempting. But it's a mistake.
Eight Tips for Surviving A Sales Slump
Marketing

Eight Tips for Surviving A Sales Slump

The post-holiday slog doesn't have to be unproductive too. Here are a few ways to use your down time wisely.
What Would Get You to Startup, America?
Starting a Business

What Would Get You to Startup, America?

Before Priceline's Scott Case, takes on the White House's new business-assistance program, he asks businesses where it hurts.
How to Get Help without Hiring Full-Time Workers

How to Get Help without Hiring Full-Time Workers

Business may be better, but some owners remain slow to hire. Here's how to meet your employment needs without the commitment.

Is It Time to Cut the SBA?