Carol Tice

Carol Tice

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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.

Business Moving Forward

Free Shipping: Seven Ways it Can Hook Your Customers

If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.
Growth Strategies

Top Seven Mistakes Business Owners Make Filing Insurance Claims

In the chaos that follows a natural disaster, here are the top mistakes business owners make in filing insurance claims.
Growth Strategies

A 10-Step Double-Dip Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

What can you do to get ready for another downturn? Here are 10 ideas for how to position your business for success despite tough times.
Finance

Can Entrepreneurs Count on Community Banks?

Small banks have been quietly shutting their doors in greater number. Here's how their loss could affect your business.
Starting a Business

One Startup's Plan to Kill Product Packaging

Product packaging is pesky and expensive, but can we live without it? One startup's founders are betting that the answer is yes.
Marketing

Only You Can Prevent Cringe-Worthy Customer Service

Two-thirds of American consumers have walked out of a store due to bad customer service. Here's how you can prevent pushing customers away.
Growth Strategies

Tips For Planning an Exit from Your Small Business

If you're thinking about leaving your business behind, some careful planning up front can make it a smooth transition that ensures your company thrives after you're gone.
Take It From The Pros

Small Business Lessons from the Hottest Retailers

Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Compete If Your Job Market Is Rebounding

Hiring is bouncing back in certain pockets around the U.S. Use these tips to help recruit the cream of the crop.
Marketing

How Business Owners Can Shake the Summer Doldrums

If business is slow, consider these networking opportunities.
Finance

Entrepreneurs Ask: Will the Downturn Ever End?

This week's stock-market crash(es) and downgrading of America's credit rating leave business owners asking: Is this the new normal?
Project Grow

Does Your Home Business Need Insurance?

Here's a look at the most common types of coverage for home-based companies and what make sense for your business.
Starting a Business

How to Divorce-Proof Your Company

If your marriage is headed toward a breakup, these seven strategies can help protect your business if you end up in divorce court.
Starting a Business

Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new plan to speed the arrival of entrepreneurial immigrants.
Starting a Business

Uncle Sam's New, $5M Incubator for Student Entrepreneurs

The National Science Foundation wants to help commercialize students' university work so they can launch successful startups.
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