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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.

Starting a Business

How Shark Tank Is Changing Angel Investing

Competition based reality show-style pitch events are popping up around the country.
Starting a Business

The Email That Snagged an Investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

You don't have to go on Shark Tank to catch the eye of a major league angel investor. Here's how one entrepreneur got funding by just sending an email.
Finance

Is Your Business Ready for an Incubator? 5 Tips from a 'TechStars' Grad

One of the reality show's most successful startups, Onswipe, offers advice on how they did it.
Growth Strategies

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.
worth-knowing

The Shark Tank Effect: Top Success Stories from the First 3 Seasons

Just in time for the premiere of season four, a look back at 11 of Shark Tank's most successful entrepreneurs.
Starting a Business

5 Things Startups Can Learn From 'Great American Food Truck Race'

The Food Network show highlights some of the foundations of building a business.
Run a Better Business

5 Tips for Transforming Your Hobby Into a Business From the 'Toy Hunter'

What the reality show about toy collecting can teach you about turning your passion into a profitable business.
Starting a Business

One Entrepreneur's Rocky Road to Success After 'Shark Tank'

One of Shark Tank's first entrepreneurs, Tiffany Krumins, talks about dealing with cancer, giving up half of her equity, and the challenges of getting her product made in the U.S.
Starting a Business

7 Steps to Landing and Profiting from Celebrity Customers

What the team on Animal Planet's Tanked learned from working with Tracy Morgan
Take It From The Pros

What You Can Learn About Branding From 'Project Runway'

Putting a unique spin on your business can help you stand out from the crowd.
Take It From The Pros

Why Man vs. Food Is Worth Watching

How the Travel Channel show soared to success thanks to the host's winning personality.
Starting a Business

The Reality TV Show that Wants Your Offscreen Ideas Too

'Everyday Edisons' producer Edison Nation has major connections and can help you bring your idea to market.
Growth Strategies

How Green Power Can Benefit Both Small Retailers and the Environment

Tips on making the move to green energy, from wind and solar power to renewable energy credits.
Starting a Business

The Art and Craft of Listening to Your Critics

Scathing feedback from experts is a staple of many a reality TV show. More business owners could benefit from hearing the brutal truth -- if they act on it.