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.

10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation
Growth Strategies

10 Intriguing Business Books for Entrepreneurs to Read on Vacation

Here are the 10 business books that intrigued me most this year. If you're looking for a little inspiration to kick-start 2012, make one of these a year-end read.
Is Your Small Business Making You Fat?
Entrepreneurs

Is Your Small Business Making You Fat?

With the weak economy, many owners are putting in more time at work -- and it's taking a toll on their health, a new study shows.
The Key Question Inventors Don't Ask Before Seeking Funding
Starting a Business

The Key Question Inventors Don't Ask Before Seeking Funding

Wondering what makes investors back an invention? The new History Channel show 'Invention USA' points out a key factor that can make the difference in landing funding.
The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga
Starting a Business

The Investors Who Laughed at Zynga

It's been a banner week for Zynga with its long-awaited IPO. But there was a time when its founder was criticized for proposing a free-gaming business model.
Three Key Business Investments to Make in 2012
Marketing

Three Key Business Investments to Make in 2012

It's time to think about where to invest in your business next year. Here are three trends to pinpoint in 2012 that could pay off big.
Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012
Starting a Business

Top 10 Small Business Predictions for 2012

Here is a collection of next year's top trends for marketing, retailing, service businesses, mobile, social media and more.
An Inside Look At Being a Wal-Mart Supplier
Marketing

An Inside Look At Being a Wal-Mart Supplier

What does it really take to service Wal-Mart as an account? A new report provides a rare, behind-the-scenes view into the inner workings of the big-box giant.
Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?
Marketing

Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.
How One Company Transformed Its Boring Products
Marketing

How One Company Transformed Its Boring Products

If your industry is full of sameness and you're having trouble figuring out how to differentiate your products, try to inject something fresh. Sometimes, all a product needs is a new name.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO
Leadership

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday Lead to a Big Payday?
Marketing

Will Black Friday and Cyber Monday Lead to a Big Payday?

Early reports show that the big holiday weekend was actually big this year, but consumers are looking for deals. Will retailers still be able to turn a profit?
A Small Business Owner's Guide to Year-End Sales Success
Marketing

A Small Business Owner's Guide to Year-End Sales Success

With just four weeks left to bank end of year sales, there are still ways you can maximize your 2011 income. Here are five tips.
What One Startup Got Out of Starring in Webisodes
Marketing

What One Startup Got Out of Starring in Webisodes

Dell just aired a six-part series of Webisodes on the winner of its America's Favorite Small Business contest. Here's what the company got out of starring in the series.
Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?
Marketing

Retailers That Open on Thanksgiving: Is It Wrong?

As giant retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, small companies may also feel the pressure to open their doors.
Five New Online Tools for Finding Local Customers
Marketing

Five New Online Tools for Finding Local Customers

Want more local customers to find your business? Here are five new tools from cutting edge Web developers.