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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

Four Contests Offer Small Businesses Cash, Mentoring

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.
April 22, 2011 in Financing
Green-Business Experiment: Crowdsourcing an Energy Upgrade

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?
April 22, 2011 in Financing
Has Your Business Benefited From the Downturn?

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.
April 20, 2011 in Business Management
Why Your Website Should Cop an Attitude

Why Your Website Should Cop an Attitude

Here are two businesses that do a good job of taking a tone with customers.
April 18, 2011 in Branding
How to Grow Your Business in Risky Times

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.
April 15, 2011 in Managing Cash Flow
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

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.
April 13, 2011 in Starting a Business
Does Your Business Really Need a Retail Store?

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.
April 11, 2011 in Location
The Hidden Small-Business Credit Crisis: Fear of Applying

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?
April 8, 2011 in Financing
Seven Ways Solopreneurs Can Grow a Home 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.
April 6, 2011 in Home Based Business
Six Small-Business Tax Breaks for 2010

Six Small-Business Tax Breaks for 2010

Tax time is fast approaching, here are some credits that promise amp up your returns.
April 4, 2011 in Tax Center
Eight Tips to Boost Your Business' Bottom Line

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.
April 1, 2011 in Sales
Is the Economy Getting Worse? Business Owners Say Yes

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.
March 30, 2011 in Grow Your Business
How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop

How to Drive Customers Away From Your Online Shop

Here are six ways to turn customers away from your e-commerce store.
March 28, 2011 in Building a Website
Will New SBA Rules Give Women Entrepreneurs Their Due?

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?
March 25, 2011 in Starting a Business
Is Small Business on the Rebound in Your Town?

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.
March 23, 2011 in Grow Your Business
The Unasked Question: Should You Open 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.
March 21, 2011 in Starting a Business
Seven Steps to Get Your Business Ready For the Big One

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.
March 18, 2011 in Insurance
What's Your Management Style?

What's Your Management Style?

To manage your staff effectively, instilling rules and fostering flexibility make an ideal combination.
March 16, 2011 in Business Management
Will New SBA Programs Get Banks Lending?

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.
March 14, 2011 in Financing
More Boom Times for Venture Capital?

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.
March 11, 2011 in Financing
Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?

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.
March 9, 2011 in Work/Life Balance
In Funding a Business, Your Home is Personal

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.
March 7, 2011 in Marketing
Eight Tips for Surviving A Sales Slump

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.
March 4, 2011 in Marketing
What Would Get You to Startup, America?

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.
March 2, 2011 in Starting a Business
How to Get Help without Hiring Full-Time Workers

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.
February 28, 2011 in Daily Dose Blog
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