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.

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What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

Sometimes, it's not a question of how brilliant your startup idea is, but what an entrepreneur is willing to do to get through the tough times.
10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch
Angel Investors

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.
What 'Project Runway' Can Teach You About Business
Customer Loyalty and Retention

What 'Project Runway' Can Teach You About Business

Rule No. 1: Entrepreneurs who pursue their own passion can't lose sight of what makes a business successful. Two 'Project Runway All Stars' recently made this key-business flub.
Eight Creative Marketing Ideas to Make Your Business Stand Out
Marketing Ideas

Eight Creative Marketing Ideas to Make Your Business Stand Out

If your marketing could use a new twist, consider these new ideas to reach today's customers.
Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity
Training

Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity

Despite studies showing that meetings are a colossal waste of time, they remain common. Here's how to collaborate while cutting back on meetings.
Seven Ways to Get a 'Cash Mob' to Shop at Your Small Business
Sales

Seven Ways to Get a 'Cash Mob' to Shop at Your Small Business

Buy-local advocates are creating 'cash mobs,' which ask people to patronize local stores at a particular time. Here's how you can get a cash mob to shop your store.
10 Reasons Your Small Business Shouldn't Start a Blog
Online Marketing

10 Reasons Your Small Business Shouldn't Start a Blog

Blogging is increasingly popular, but that doesn't mean it's right for your small business. Here are some reasons you might want to hold off on blogging.
How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors
Getting Press

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.
Three Social-Media-Fueled Contests for Small Businesses
Social Media

Three Social-Media-Fueled Contests for Small Businesses

Contests are emerging as a popular, low-cost way for big companies to connect with their small-business customers. Check out these three business contests.
What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes
Location

What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie
Innovation

How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

Kodak and Hostess may have landed in bankruptcy court, but you can avoid their fate. Here are four tips.
Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?
Closing the Sale

Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?

This week's upcoming 'Shark Tank' episode spotlights the importance of learning one often-overlooked overlooked skill: When to stop selling and close the deal.
Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement
Tax Center

Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement

Some small businesses may need to declare added income on their 2011 returns. Here's what you need to know if do business on eBay or Etsy.
Three Affordable Ways to Get Celebrities to Promote Your Brand
Low-Cost Ideas

Three Affordable Ways to Get Celebrities to Promote Your Brand

Hiring a celebrity spokesperson doesn't have to break the bank. Here are three, low-cost ways to involve celebrities in your business.
Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?
Startup Basics

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?
Venture and Angel Investors

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
Five Painless Ways to Raise Prices this Year
Growth Strategies

Five Painless Ways to Raise Prices this Year

With the economy still so uncooperative, how can you sell customers on a price raise? Here are a few ideas.
Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism
Growth Strategies

Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

Even before the nation added 200,000 new jobs in December, business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Here's how to take advantage of that warm, fuzzy feeling.
Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape
Websites

Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape

Here is a guide for giving your business website a makeover that will help attract more clients in 2012.
Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?
Borrowing Startup Funds From Friends and Family

Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Business ownership is all about being your own boss and getting to call the shots, except when investors, partners, your spouse or even your mom butt in. How do you stay in control?
What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS
Innovation

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)
Radicals & Visionaries

Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)

Apple's lawyers are in a snit over the recently released, creepily lifelike Steve Jobs doll. Here's why they should back off and let the doll become a smash hit.
How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea
Startup Basics

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?
Startup Basics

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
Six Business Trends to Watch This Year
Cash Flow & Money Management

Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

In 2012, it will pay to keep an eye on a few key big-picture trends. Here are the ones that make my list for top insomnia producers.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?
New Ideas

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Tips to Help You Plan Your Business Taxes in 2012
Tax Center

Tips to Help You Plan Your Business Taxes in 2012

From estate planning to health care, here's how to prepare for next year's tax time.
Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?
Inventing

Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

When you've got a business idea, it's easy to get excited and start talking it up to possible investors. But if it's too soon, that can mean missed opportunities.
Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums
Marketing Plan

Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.
Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)
Startup Financing

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
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