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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Seven Tips for Selling to Big Businesses
Marketing

Seven Tips for Selling to Big Businesses

Many small businesses make blunders in trying to sell to Fortune 500. Here's how to land a big account from the other side of the negotiating table:
Why Small Companies Are Taking Longer to Pay
Managing Cash Flow

Why Small Companies Are Taking Longer to Pay

Small business owners are taking longer to pay their bills, a new study shows. Here are a few theories on why.
Small Businesses Unite Against Withholding Tax
Tax Center

Small Businesses Unite Against Withholding Tax

The 3 percent withholding tax due to take effect at year-end has unleashed a groundswell of opposition among business owners and advocates. Here's what they're fighting about.
The Turnaround King's Plan to Save Your Business
Marketing

The Turnaround King's Plan to Save Your Business

Here's how Grant Cardone of the new reality-TV show the 'Turnaround King' ramps up sales at floundering businesses.
Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?
Compensation and Benefits

Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

Raises have been few and far between in the past few years, but here's why Google gave all its workers a 10 percent raise this year.
Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?
SBA and Government Funding

Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

New help on the way for small-business owners as the Obama administration works to keep the recovery from heading back into a nosedive.
Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?
Bank Loans and Microloans

Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?

A new study reveals that the biggest obstacle for small businesses seeking bank loans might be a lack of collateral.
Are Younger Entrepreneurs Sellouts?
Young Entrepreneurs

Are Younger Entrepreneurs Sellouts?

While a new study says Millennials are twice as likely to sell their business, here are a few reasons older entrepreneurs can be willing to sell, too.
Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success
Your Business Plan

Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

A new class created by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank puts a focus on testing ideas before jumping in.
Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?
Accepting Payments

Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?

Here are four ways big banks might change their practices in light of the new law that cuts what they can charge for debit-card purchases.
How Entrepreneurs Can Lure Top Talent from Big Business
Hiring Center

How Entrepreneurs Can Lure Top Talent from Big Business

Here are five ideas for how to find great hires for your small business.
How Entrepreneurs Can Conquer Fear of Selling
Sales

How Entrepreneurs Can Conquer Fear of Selling

These tips can help get you back on the street and landing sales.
Four Mistakes That Can Kill Your Small Business
Leadership

Four Mistakes That Can Kill Your Small Business

Here's a look at management flaws that could spell disaster if left uncorrected.
Should Entrepreneurs Go to College?
Young Entrepreneurs

Should Entrepreneurs Go to College?

Here's why taking a break from college to pursue a business idea could be good for young entrepreneurs.
The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using
Leadership

The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

Entrepreneurs might want to consider these valuable and affordable resources that offer expert advice and support.
What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?
Starting a Business

What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
How to Make Your Business a Multicultural Success
Hiring Center

How to Make Your Business a Multicultural Success

Big companies do a lot to promote diversity. But there is plenty small companies can do to make sure they're welcoming to all employees, too. Here are five ideas:
The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business
Marketing

The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business

Small businesses don't often think of big businesses as possible clients. But for those that do, here's a new online tool that's designed to help entrepreneurs make big-biz sales.
Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps
Financing

Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps

Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.
Did the Recession Skip Your Business?
Grow Your Business

Did the Recession Skip Your Business?

A new study shows industries and states where business failure rates actually declined during the recession. See how your state stacked up.
Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week
Networking

Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Outside of attending the big hoedown in the Capitol, here are three ways to get the most out of National Small Business Week.
Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?
Financing

Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

The SEC is forming a small-business committee to review rules that entrepreneurs say make it harder to raise money. But relaxing the rules might not be a good thing.
Why Your Company Isn't Making More Money
Marketing

Why Your Company Isn't Making More Money

To take your "B" company to the next level, having "A" players on your sales team is a must.
How Your Business Can Build Customer Loyalty -- and Profits
Customer Loyalty and Retention

How Your Business Can Build Customer Loyalty -- and Profits

Better customer service can cultivate a more profitable business. Here are a few tips for building customer loyalty.
How to Tell if Your Business is Healthy...or Floundering
Growing Your Business

How to Tell if Your Business is Healthy...or Floundering

Know how you can tell if your business is really thriving? Here are four ways to find data for benchmarking your business.
Did Google Stop Sending You Traffic?
SEO | Search Engine Optimization

Did Google Stop Sending You Traffic?

Consider these six ways to regain lost ground in Google's search rankings.
Top Tips on Loyalty and Leadership
Leadership

Top Tips on Loyalty and Leadership

Here are a few of the best tips for growing your leadership skills and building customer loyalty.
How to Really Build Loyalty
Networking

How to Really Build Loyalty

Here is a snippet of what's to come out of the leadership and loyalty focused Successful Online Business Conference.
Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?
Angel Investors

Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?

Angel investors are getting easier to find thanks to the rise of investment groups.
How I Survived 'Shark Tank'
Starting a Business

How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

Here's how Jonathan Boos of Wurkin Stiffs swam with the 'Sharks' and lived to tell the tale.
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