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.

Lessons from 'Prometheus' on Building an Effective Website
Technology

Lessons from 'Prometheus' on Building an Effective Website

To promote the upcoming Alien prequel, marketers have created a website for Weyland Industries, the mega-corporation that has a central role in the plot. Here are tips that business owners can take from the site's design.
Seven Business Books to Inspire You on Spring Break
Leadership

Seven Business Books to Inspire You on Spring Break

From leadership and innovation to startup tips, these seven business books have useful information for entrepreneurs at every stage.
Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?
Growth Strategies

Do You Know the Best Way to Grow Your Business?

Once your business launches, it's time to grow. But it's important to grow smart. Here's a look at why the Shark Tank investors passed on one great company after taking a look at its growth plan.
10 Ways to Green Your Retail Store
Finance

10 Ways to Green Your Retail Store

It can be hard to make expensive changes that could bring big energy savings, such as adding insulation or installing skylights. But you should.
Business Groups Divided as Top Court Considers Health-Care Reform
Growth Strategies

Business Groups Divided as Top Court Considers Health-Care Reform

As the Supreme Court finishes up hearing challenges to the Affordable Care Act, business owners continue to be split on what outcome they'd like to see.
Seven Effective Marketing Methods for Our Ad-Cluttered, Digital Age
Marketing

Seven Effective Marketing Methods for Our Ad-Cluttered, Digital Age

In a competitive climate, it's critical for small businesses to market effectively. Here are seven popular marketing methods and why you should consider them.
The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success
Starting a Business

The Risk-Averse Entrepreneur's Guide to Startup Success

Thinking about starting a small business? Here's a step-by-step guide for how to launch your business in a low-risk way.
I Am Woman. . . See Me Grow My $1 Million Business
Entrepreneurs

I Am Woman. . . See Me Grow My $1 Million Business

Women-owned businesses with sales over $1 million are growing. Here are three theories on why women are able to build bigger businesses today.
The 'Fashion Star' Guide to Connecting the Dots for Customers
Technology

The 'Fashion Star' Guide to Connecting the Dots for Customers

The new shopping reality-TV hybrid shows designers and retailers the right way to get customers jazzed about products.
Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012
Growth Strategies

Six Keys to Boost Your Business in 2012

Is your business on track to grow this year? Consider the habits of high-growth, small-business owners and identifies key steps to growing revenue this year.
Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?
Growth Strategies

Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?

Some entrepreneurs are born to start businesses, but not all of them can inspire greatness in the ranks. Here's how to tell if you're really cut out for leadership.
Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?
Growth Strategies

Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Young entrepreneur Peter Crabtree became an upscale chocolatier in 2005. When that didn't take off, he changed the business to an entirely new concept.
Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
Starting a Business

Investor Lori Greiner on Her Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Guest "Shark" and QVC Queen dishes about her time on the reality TV show and what she likes to hear in an entrepreneur's pitch.
Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs: Are You a User?

Did you start your business after creating a product for your own use? If so, your chances of landing venture capital and finding business success are better than for other types of startups.
Branding 101: Five Tips for Solopreneurs
Marketing

Branding 101: Five Tips for Solopreneurs

Just because you're a solopreneur doesn't mean you can't have snappy branding. Here are some tips and examples of one-person businesses with great brands.