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.

Can You Sell Your Customers in Zero Seconds?
Marketing

Can You Sell Your Customers in Zero Seconds?

Two experts say getting right to the point can help boost sales.
Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?
Starting a Business

Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?

Is your small business stuck charging low prices for your products or services? The problem might not be what you're selling. Here's how one business raised prices by changing its name.
Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson
Leadership

Lessons in Influence from Stumptown Coffee's Duane Sorenson

The founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters made a list of the 30 most influential people in the beverage industry. Here's why.
5 Tips for Surviving Your Startup's First Year
Starting a Business

5 Tips for Surviving Your Startup's First Year

One of the riskiest times for any business is when it's just begun. Here are five key steps to take to make sure your startup survives that tough first year.
Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?
Growth Strategies

Are You Prepared for Your Small Business to Flatline?

Why did small businesses go bankrupt in this downturn? They didn't plan for catastrophe. Here's a guide to the risks your business should consider and plan for to thrive no matter what.
Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?
Finance

Do You Know What Your Business Is Really Worth?

If you found an investor for your business right now, would you know how to value a stake in your business? A recent 'Shark Tank' episode highlighted how important it is to be realistic about valuation.
Seven Tips for Coping with Customer Questions
Marketing

Seven Tips for Coping with Customer Questions

Customers always have questions, and often they are very bizarre. Here are tips on how to make sure you address them effectively.
How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget
Growth Strategies

How Partnerships Can Help Extend Your Small Marketing Budget

One great way to stretch a small marketing budget is to find a marketing partner that can help you boost exposure for your products.
How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic
Growth Strategies

How to Stop Your Business From Sinking Like the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic's sinking. As a business owner, you want to avoid capsizing. Here are five lessons you can learn from Titanic's fate.
Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?
Growth Strategies

Could You Fix Your Failing Business With Just $10,000?

On 'Restaurant Impossible,' top chef Robert Irvine swoops into town with a $10,000 materials budget and remakes failing restaurants. Here's why sometimes, even this splash of TV publicity and a quick fix-up isn't enough.
The One Simple Task That Will Help Your Startup Succeed
Starting a Business

The One Simple Task That Will Help Your Startup Succeed

Many startups fail because their founders don't take the time to talk to potential customers before opening. Here are a few tips on getting feedback effectively.
Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant
Marketing

Opening-Day Lessons from a Wendy's Restaurant

Opening day should be a big event for any new restaurant or business. Here are some tips on how to make yours a good one.
Why Women Business Owners Feel More Successful
Entrepreneurs

Why Women Business Owners Feel More Successful

An informal survey released this week suggests that women entrepreneurs are more confident about their business's success than their male counterparts and offers some clues as to why.
Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?
Starting a Business

Are You Ready to Pitch Your Product to Investors?

Inventors and entrepreneurs made their case on the debut episode of PBS's "Everyday Edisons" new season, but not all of them seemed quite ready to do so.
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime
Growth Strategies

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.