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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Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring
Financing

Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

Present a creative idea, and you might take home up to $25,000 in the current crop of contests. Here are details.
Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade
Financing

Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade

How a unique customer-donation program helped a small cafe pay for energy-efficient lighting. But will this fund-raising method gain traction?
Has Your Business Benefited From the Downturn?
Business Management

Has Your Business Benefited From the Downturn?

Business owners who've survived the downturn have gained some useful skills that could pay off as the economy improves.
Why Your Website Should Cop an Attitude
Branding

Why Your Website Should Cop an Attitude

Here are two businesses that do a good job of taking a tone with customers.
How to Grow Your Business in Risky Times
Managing Cash Flow

How to Grow Your Business in Risky Times

Owners are finally coming out of survival mode and moving into growth mode. Here are a few suggestions for how to grow without taking on added risks.
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'
Starting a Business

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?
Location

Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.
The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying
Financing

The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

A new study finally answers the question: How many entrepreneurs were afraid to even apply for a loan during the recession?
Seven Ways Solopreneurs Can Grow a Home Business
Home Based Business

Seven Ways Solopreneurs Can Grow a Home Business

Here's how to increase revenue at your home business while keeping it a one-person show.
Six Small-Business Tax Breaks for 2010
Tax Center

Six Small-Business Tax Breaks for 2010

Tax time is fast approaching, here are some credits that promise amp up your returns.
Eight Tips to Boost Your Business' Bottom Line
Sales

Eight Tips to Boost Your Business' Bottom Line

What can you do to get your business booming again? Profit-management expert Patricia Sigmon offers some tips.
Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes
Grow Your Business

Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

A new survey shows more than half of small-business owners believe the U.S. economy is backsliding.
How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop
Building a Website

How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop

Here are six ways to turn customers away from your e-commerce store.
Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?
Starting a Business

Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

After a decade-long struggle, a new program to boost federal contracts among women-owned businesses kicked in. Will it work?
Is Small Business on the Rebound in Your Town?
Grow Your Business

Is Small Business on the Rebound in Your Town?

A look at small-business bankruptcy filings reveals that economic conditions are looking up in some places.
The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?
Starting a Business

The Unasked Question: Should You Open a Business?

Entrepreneurship can be an expensive and thankless 24/7 endeavor that few people wind-up succeeding at. See if you're ready.
Seven Steps to Get Your Business Ready For the Big One
Insurance

Seven Steps to Get Your Business Ready For the Big One

The giant earthquake in Japan should serve as a reminder to business owners in the U.S. to have a backup plan.
What's Your Management Style?
Business Management

What's Your Management Style?

To manage your staff effectively, instilling rules and fostering flexibility make an ideal combination.
Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?
Financing

Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

The SBA's backing of small business loans, which helped keep money flowing to some lucky owners, is getting a makeover.
More Boom Times for Venture Capital?
Financing

More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

Venture capital dollars have been largely scarce since the downturn set in. But these days, that tide appears to be turning.
Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?
Work/Life Balance

Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?

Through the downturn, business owners have been in overdrive to keep their companies afloat. Some now value time over money.
In Funding a Business, Your Home is Personal
Marketing

In Funding a Business, Your Home is Personal

With still tight credit conditions, taking out a home equity loan can be tempting. But it's a mistake.
Eight Tips for Surviving A Sales Slump
Marketing

Eight Tips for Surviving A Sales Slump

The post-holiday slog doesn't have to be unproductive too. Here are a few ways to use your down time wisely.
What Would Get You to Startup, America?
Starting a Business

What Would Get You to Startup, America?

Before Priceline's Scott Case, takes on the White House's new business-assistance program, he asks businesses where it hurts.
How to Get Help without Hiring Full-Time Workers
Daily Dose Blog

How to Get Help without Hiring Full-Time Workers

Business may be better, but some owners remain slow to hire. Here's how to meet your employment needs without the commitment.
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