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

What Are You Willing to Do to Launch Your Business?

Sometimes, it's not a question of how brilliant your startup idea is, but what an entrepreneur is willing to do to get through the tough times.
Finance

10 Ways to Get Investors to Listen to Your Business Pitch

Wooing investors is a challenge even for entrepreneurs who're enthusiastic about their business. Here are ten tips on how to craft your investor pitch.
Marketing

What 'Project Runway' Can Teach You About Business

Rule No. 1: Entrepreneurs who pursue their own passion can't lose sight of what makes a business successful. Two 'Project Runway All Stars' recently made this key-business flub.
Marketing

Eight Creative Marketing Ideas to Make Your Business Stand Out

If your marketing could use a new twist, consider these new ideas to reach today's customers.
Growth Strategies

Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity

Despite studies showing that meetings are a colossal waste of time, they remain common. Here's how to collaborate while cutting back on meetings.
Marketing

Seven Ways to Get a 'Cash Mob' to Shop at Your Small Business

Buy-local advocates are creating 'cash mobs,' which ask people to patronize local stores at a particular time. Here's how you can get a cash mob to shop your store.
Take It From The Pros

10 Reasons Your Small Business Shouldn't Start a Blog

Blogging is increasingly popular, but that doesn't mean it's right for your small business. Here are some reasons you might want to hold off on blogging.
Marketing

How One Entrepreneur Used the Law of Publicity to Get Investors

Getting turned down by the 'Sharks' was the best thing to happen to one contestant.
Marketing

Three Social-Media-Fueled Contests for Small Businesses

Contests are emerging as a popular, low-cost way for big companies to connect with their small-business customers. Check out these three business contests.
Starting a Business

What to Do When You've Built It and No One Comes

When you have something to sell, being stuck in one place isn't always a winning idea. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
Take It From The Pros

How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

Kodak and Hostess may have landed in bankruptcy court, but you can avoid their fate. Here are four tips.
Marketing

Does Your Business Know When to Stop Selling?

This week's upcoming 'Shark Tank' episode spotlights the importance of learning one often-overlooked overlooked skill: When to stop selling and close the deal.
Finance

Online Sellers Brace for a New Tax Filing Requirement

Some small businesses may need to declare added income on their 2011 returns. Here's what you need to know if do business on eBay or Etsy.
Take It From The Pros

Three Affordable Ways to Get Celebrities to Promote Your Brand

Hiring a celebrity spokesperson doesn't have to break the bank. Here are three, low-cost ways to involve celebrities in your business.
Starting a Business

Do Small Businesses Really Need the SBA's Help?

The SBA's Small Business Development Centers serve over 500,000 entrepreneurs a year, but they're still on the budget chopping block.
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