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Carol Tice

A southern California native, Tice now lives on an island near Seattle with her husband and three children. Who have talked her into getting a dog. In more than 15 years of reporting on businesses large and small, she's gone on more than 100 business trips, filing stories from Anchorage to Atlanta. Her work has appeared in the Seattle Times, Nation's Restaurant News, Wall Street Journal, Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Magazine, and many others. More than 1,000 of her articles are floating around the Internet. . . and she has no idea when she had time to write them all. She is proud CEO and Janitor of TiceWrites Inc., and blogs about freelance writing at Make a Living Writing. Email her at carol@caroltice.com.

30 Recent Stories

Seven Tips for Selling to Big Businesses

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:
June 29, 2011 in Marketing
Why Small Companies Are Taking Longer to Pay

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.
June 27, 2011 in Managing Cash Flow
Small Businesses Unite Against Withholding Tax

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.
June 24, 2011 in Tax Center
The Turnaround King's Plan to Save Your Business

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.
June 22, 2011 in Marketing
Would You Give All Your Employees A Raise?

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.
June 20, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
Should Small-Business Owners Get a New Tax Break?

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.
June 17, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
Does Your Small Business Have a Collateral Crisis?

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.
June 15, 2011 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Are Younger Entrepreneurs Sellouts?

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.
June 13, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

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.
June 13, 2011 in Your Business Plan
Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?

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.
June 10, 2011 in Accepting Payments
How Entrepreneurs Can Lure Top Talent from Big Business

How Entrepreneurs Can Lure Top Talent from Big Business

Here are five ideas for how to find great hires for your small business.
June 8, 2011 in Hiring Center
How Entrepreneurs Can Conquer Fear of Selling

How Entrepreneurs Can Conquer Fear of Selling

These tips can help get you back on the street and landing sales.
June 6, 2011 in Sales
Four Mistakes That Can Kill Your Small Business

Four Mistakes That Can Kill Your Small Business

Here's a look at management flaws that could spell disaster if left uncorrected.
June 3, 2011 in Leadership
Should Entrepreneurs Go to College?

Should Entrepreneurs Go to College?

Here's why taking a break from college to pursue a business idea could be good for young entrepreneurs.
June 1, 2011 in Young Entrepreneurs
The Five Best Small-Business Resources You're Not Using

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.
May 31, 2011 in Leadership
What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

What Should Congress Do to Help Your Small Business?

A look at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legislative agenda for 2011.
May 27, 2011 in Starting a Business
How to Make Your Business a Multicultural Success

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:
May 25, 2011 in Hiring Center
The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business

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.
May 23, 2011 in Marketing
Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps

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.
May 20, 2011 in Financing
Did the Recession Skip 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.
May 18, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Three Ways to Celebrate National Small Business Week

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.
May 16, 2011 in Networking
Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

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.
May 13, 2011 in Financing
Why Your Company Isn't Making More Money

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.
May 11, 2011 in Marketing
How Your Business Can Build Customer Loyalty -- and Profits

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

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.
May 6, 2011 in Growing Your Business
Did Google Stop Sending You Traffic?

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

Top Tips on Loyalty and Leadership

Here are a few of the best tips for growing your leadership skills and building customer loyalty.
May 3, 2011 in Leadership
How to Really Build Loyalty

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.
April 29, 2011 in Networking
Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?

Could a Band of Angels Help Your Business?

Angel investors are getting easier to find thanks to the rise of investment groups.
April 27, 2011 in Angel Investors
How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

How I Survived 'Shark Tank'

Here's how Jonathan Boos of Wurkin Stiffs swam with the 'Sharks' and lived to tell the tale.
April 25, 2011 in Starting a Business
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