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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Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers
Make the Sale

Five Tips for Turning Picky Holiday Shoppers Into Buyers

As fewer shoppers may visit stores this holiday season, you'll have to get more of them to buy to see sales grow. Here are some tips.
Startup Lessons from David Cohen and the TechStars
Startup Basics

Startup Lessons from David Cohen and the TechStars

Though the TechStars program lasts three months, participants say the entrepreneurship lessons will stick with them forever. Here's a snapshot of what they learned.
Five Simple Tips to Make Co-Working Work for Your Business
Location

Five Simple Tips to Make Co-Working Work for Your Business

Is a co-working space right for your business? Here are some tips on how to make coworking a nicer experience for you and your suitemates.
Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys
Financing

Now, Private Equity for the Little Guys

Private equity funding isn't a fit for every business. But even for those where it makes sense, PE firms have been hard to find and research -- until now.
Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

Small business owners have long panned practices like bailing out giant companies and paying inordinate sums to Wall Street bankers. But now, they're doing something about it.
Not All Entrepreneurs Are Cut Out to be 'TechStars'
Venture and Angel Investors

Not All Entrepreneurs Are Cut Out to be 'TechStars'

On tonight's season finale of Bloomberg TV's reality series 'Techstars,' the show reveals the outcome for the program's entrepreneurs.
Seven Tips for Hosting Webinars that Rock
Growth Strategies

Seven Tips for Hosting Webinars that Rock

If you're looking to grow your business, deepen customer relationships and raise your profile, consider putting on Webinars. Here are tips for getting started.
New Plan Asks Entrepreneurs to Sound Off on Immigration
Finding Ideas

New Plan Asks Entrepreneurs to Sound Off on Immigration

To help stimulate the economy, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to tap industry experts and entrepreneurs for advice.
Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?
Tax Center

Jobs Bill Breakup: What Will Entrepreneurs Push For?

The Senate spiked President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act. Now the question is: What may be salvaged from the bill that could still help small business?
Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?
Growth Strategies

Does Your Small Business Suffer from Owner Neglect?

If you've been checked out and letting your business's problems multiply, restaurant expert Jon Taffer from the series 'Bar Rescue' has some tips on how to turn things around.
Don't 'Occupy Wall Street,' Start a Small Business
Business Ideas

Don't 'Occupy Wall Street,' Start a Small Business

While some block sidewalks on Wall Street and elsewhere, other unemployed citizens are going in a more productive direction: They're starting businesses.
Why You Should Fire Your Worst Client
Customer Loyalty and Retention

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Client

When a problem client proposes to suck the wind from your sail, it might be time to cut anchor. Here are five ways to get rid of difficult customers.
Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Can Starbucks, GE and MillerCoors Save Small Business?

Big companies have recently announced plans to provide loans to small businesses.
Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market
Inventing

Quirky's Advice for Inventors: Study the Market

Inventors may know how to pinpoint a problem, but coming up with a product that shoppers want is another challenge entirely. Fortunately for them, Quirky can help.
How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave
Shipping Center

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailer
Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price
Sales

Seven Ways to Avoid Competing On Price

Wal-Mart likes to be considered the low-price leader -- but a new study shows customers no longer think it's true. Here are some tips for dodging the low-price trap.
Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split
New Ideas

Five Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Qwikster Split

Customers were downright irate when Netflix announced it would separate its DVD and streaming offerings. Here are some lessons to take away from that business bungle.
'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?
Business Management

'Bar Rescue' Asks: Is Your Business Name Hurting Your Business?

Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered
Growth Strategies

At LinkedIn Town Hall, Entrepreneurs' Questions Go Unanswered

In the President's LinkedIn Town Hall, Barack Obama answered many questions about how to help the unemployed. But some small-business owners say he didn't discuss their needs enough.
Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn
Growth Strategies

Obama Asks for Entrepreneurs' Questions on LinkedIn

President Barack Obama is currently taking questions on LinkedIn. The request brought more than 700 comments within hours, and lots of them aren't very polite.
In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think
Financing

In 'TechStars,' See What VCs Really Think

A new reality TV show provides a behind-the-scenes look at how some fast growth businesses are able to land venture capital funding.
Does College Matter for Entrepreneurs?

Does College Matter for Entrepreneurs?

Just over half of business owners have a college degree. Here's why more might pursue higher ed in the future.
Jonathan Fields Knows What's Killing Your Business Growth
Forward Thinkers

Jonathan Fields Knows What's Killing Your Business Growth

Bold movers are often just as scared as you are. Here are author Jonathan Fields' tips for conquering uncertainty to move forward.
A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'
Growth Strategies

A Lesson in Growing Your Brand from the 'Pawn Stars'

Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?
IPOs and DPOs

Will Crazy Market Moves Kill IPOs and Slash VC Investment?

The stock markets' sharp swings has perhaps derailed two major public offerings this summer. Here's what continued volatility could mean for other small companies seeking venture capital.
Why I Got Owners Insurance for My Home Business
Home Based Business

Why I Got Owners Insurance for My Home Business

In writing about business insurance for a home-based business, I realized I needed it. Here's the story of what I learned, and the type of insurance policy I got.
How Not to Send Customer Emails: A Lesson from Comcast
Online Marketing

How Not to Send Customer Emails: A Lesson from Comcast

If you're emailing customers promotional offers, make sure they know that they can trust your messages to minimize potential concerns over spam or malware.
Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?
Human Resources

Are We on the Verge of a Small-Business Hiring Boom?

A new study shows 40 percent of small business owners plan to make a hire in the next six months. Could this be the start of a turnaround in unemployment?
Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs
Shipping Center

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs

With USPS nearing insolvency, prices may rise as service levels decline. Here are some suggestions for keeping mailing costs down.
Six Ideas for Immediate Job Creation: Will They Work?
Growth Strategies

Six Ideas for Immediate Job Creation: Will They Work?

How can we get the economy back on track and create jobs? Here are six ideas from the President, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others.
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