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

Shark Tank vs. Undercover Boss: Which Are You Tivo-ing?

See what's coming up on both shows this season, which kicks off this week.
Growth Strategies

Five Painless Ways to Raise Prices this Year

With the economy still so uncooperative, how can you sell customers on a price raise? Here are a few ideas.
Inspiring Your Team

Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

Even before the nation added 200,000 new jobs in December, business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Here's how to take advantage of that warm, fuzzy feeling.
Growth Strategies

Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape

Here is a guide for giving your business website a makeover that will help attract more clients in 2012.
Starting a Business

Are You Really in Charge of Your Business?

Business ownership is all about being your own boss and getting to call the shots, except when investors, partners, your spouse or even your mom butt in. How do you stay in control?
Growth Strategies

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
Growth Strategies

Why Apple Shouldn't Stop the Steve Jobs Doll (opinion)

Apple's lawyers are in a snit over the recently released, creepily lifelike Steve Jobs doll. Here's why they should back off and let the doll become a smash hit.
worth-knowing

How to Put a New Spin on an Old Idea

The retro-1950s-diner restaurant theme has been done to death. So how has DickieJo's managed to start up and thrive?
Starting a Business

Will 2012 Be the Year You Start a New Business?

There are some advantages to starting a new business in a downturn. On the reality-TV show Jump Shipp, host Josh Shipp helps would-be entrepreneurs take the plunge.
Finance

Six Business Trends to Watch This Year

In 2012, it will pay to keep an eye on a few key big-picture trends. Here are the ones that make my list for top insomnia producers.
Project Grow

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Finance

Tips to Help You Plan Your Business Taxes in 2012

From estate planning to health care, here's how to prepare for next year's tax time.
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs: Is Your Idea Ready for Prime Time?

When you've got a business idea, it's easy to get excited and start talking it up to possible investors. But if it's too soon, that can mean missed opportunities.
Marketing

Seven Ways Business Owners Can Beat the January Doldrums

For many businesses, January is a dead month. Here are some ideas for how to perk up your post-holiday bottom line.
Starting a Business

Why Crowdfunding is Bad for Business (Opinion)

Should federal law be changed to allow crowdfunding to become more widespread? Here's why that may be a bad idea.
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