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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Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers
Shipping Center

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.
Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims
Insurance

Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims

In the chaos that follows a natural disaster, here are the top mistakes business owners make in filing insurance claims.
A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs
Business Management

A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?
Financing

Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?

Small banks have been quietly shutting their doors in greater number. Here's how their loss could affect your business.
One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging
Business Ideas

One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging

Product packaging is pesky and expensive, but can we live without it? One startup's founders are betting that the answer is yes.
Only You Can Prevent Cringe-Worthy Customer Service
Customer Loyalty and Retention

Only You Can Prevent Cringe-Worthy Customer Service

Two-thirds of American consumers have walked out of a store due to bad customer service. Here's how you can prevent pushing customers away.
Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business
Business Management

Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business

If you're thinking about leaving your business behind, some careful planning up front can make it a smooth transition that ensures your company thrives after you're gone.
Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers
Success Stories

Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.
How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding
Hiring Center

How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding

Hiring is bouncing back in certain pockets around the U.S. Use these tips to help recruit the cream of the crop.
How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums
Networking

How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums

If business is slow, consider these networking opportunities.
Entrepreneurs Ask: Will the Downturn Ever End?
Cash Flow & Money Management

Entrepreneurs Ask: Will the Downturn Ever End?

This week's stock-market crash(es) and downgrading of America's credit rating leave business owners asking: Is this the new normal?
Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?
Home Based Business

Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?

Here's a look at the most common types of coverage for home-based companies and what make sense for your business.
How to Divorce-Proof Your Company
Legal Basics For Startups

How to Divorce-Proof Your Company

If your marriage is headed toward a breakup, these seven strategies can help protect your business if you end up in divorce court.
Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Legal Basics For Startups

Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new plan to speed the arrival of entrepreneurial immigrants.
Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs
Finding Ideas

Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation wants to help commercialize students' university work so they can launch successful startups.
Seven Business Turnaround Tips from 'Bar Rescue'
Business Management

Seven Business Turnaround Tips from 'Bar Rescue'

A recent episode of the new Spike-TV series offers a road map for saving a sinking business.
Seven Ways to Skyrocket Your Small Business's Cash Flow
Payments & Collections

Seven Ways to Skyrocket Your Small Business's Cash Flow

How can you escape the cash-flow trap? Here are some tips.
One Way to Get a Product into Big Chains
How To Start a Business

One Way to Get a Product into Big Chains

Could this new contest from the folks at 'Everyday Edisons' help you get your product on the shelves of big box stores?
Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?
Managing Employees

Is Disorganization Sapping Your Small Business's Health?

Disorganization can sap small-business productivity. Here are eight tips to help you stop the chaos and get organized.
Interest Grows in Business Banking
Cash Flow & Money Management

Interest Grows in Business Banking

Thanks to the repeal of a banking law, business bank accounts may now earn interest. But community banks aren't pleased.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise
Grow Your Business

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Borders' Demise

Borders is moving to liquidate its 400 remaining stores. Here are four reasons why the giant bookseller went bust.
Should You Let Your Workers Sleep on the Job?
Managing Employees

Should You Let Your Workers Sleep on the Job?

Want helpful, happy and alert employees? Make napping -- within reason -- a policy at your workplace. Here's how.
Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Pricing Debacle
Customer Loyalty and Retention

Small Business Lessons from Netflix's Pricing Debacle

Movie-rental company Netflix raised its prices last week, and its customers have set the Internet aflame with their ire. Here are six lessons for business owners from this pricing debacle.
For Entrepreneurs, This Summer's No Day at the Beach
Lifestyle

For Entrepreneurs, This Summer's No Day at the Beach

Less than half of business owners plan to take even one week of vacation this summer. While you're at it, here's how to occupy your time.
Small-Biz Loan Money Finally Trickles to Community Banks
Financing

Small-Biz Loan Money Finally Trickles to Community Banks

The Treasury Department recently opened the spigot on the $30 billion Small Business Loan Fund. But is it too little, too late?
Are You a 'Horrible Boss'?
Business Management

Are You a 'Horrible Boss'?

The new film Horrible Bosses sheds light on entrepreneurs' own management styles. What kind of boss are you?
The 10 Best Things for Entrepreneurs to Outsource
Growing Your Business

The 10 Best Things for Entrepreneurs to Outsource

How much of your time is taken up with activities that don't create new products or services, drive more sales or find new customers? If the answer is a lot, here are some tasks to offload.
Will Today's Entrepreneurs Ever Retire?
Selling Your Biz

Will Today's Entrepreneurs Ever Retire?

Is your retirement plan to simply keep working until you drop? If so, you're not alone.
How Much Should Business Owners Get Paid?
Compensation and Benefits

How Much Should Business Owners Get Paid?

Last year, big-company CEOs were paid an average of 343 times what their workers made. How does that number make you feel?
How Entrepreneurs Can Connect With Twitter Influentials
Networking

How Entrepreneurs Can Connect With Twitter Influentials

Top business leaders on Twitter include: Chris Brogan, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Liz Strauss. How can you get their attention? Here are eight tips:
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