Carol Tice, Entrepreneur

Carol Tice


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Carol:

Beyond Kickstarter: 10 Niche Crowdfunding Platforms for Startups

If your company fits one of the niches that has its own crowdfunding sites, it's worth considering using a specialized platform. → Read More

Is Your Startup Ready for Equity Crowdfunding? 7 Questions to Ask

Equity crowdfunding can help your business raise multi-millions, but not every startup is ready. Answer these questions to see if it's your moment for crowdfunding success. → Read More

How Small Blogs Can Earn Big Affiliate Sales (Without Being Sleazy)

Think you can't make affiliate sales because your blog is too small? Not necessarily. Check out how you can make some affiliate monies with your small blog. → Read More

Strip Mall Spa: How Massage Envy Created

Massage Envy created a new franchise niche with its affordable, convenient spas--now, it's fending off competitors. → Read More

Top 10 Secret Fears Of New Franchise Owners -- What To Know Before You Buy

New franchise owners usually keep their worries quiet -- but we located a list of the 10 questions that haunt them most. These are great questions to ask if you're considering buying a franchise. → Read More

Behind Seattle's Franchise Battle: Why Patrons Don't Care If Chains Die

While the franchise industry battles a discriminatory clause in Seattle's new minimum-wage law, there's a bigger problem being ignored: franchises feel corporate, and patrons increasingly prefer local brands. → Read More

The cofounders met at a hackathon and barely know each other - In Photos: Six Ways You Could Kill Your Startup

"Be very careful who you chose as cofounder because your relationship is going to be tested time and time again over the next 7 years, and if you don’t have a strong foundation your company will probably die," says Jessica Livingston, founding partner at Y Combinator. Increasingly cofounders meet at networking events or hackathons. If they dont get to know each other beforehand, cracks in their… → Read More

No Green Thumb? Your 7 Best Legal Cannabis Startup Opportunities

Interested in cashing in on the growth of legal cannabis, but not a talented grower? Here are seven other niches to explore that would allow you to get started in the emerging legal-pot sector. → Read More

Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits - In Photos: 14 Founders On What Makes A Startup

"I think the first measure for a startup is: is it something new -- a process, a product, a category, a business model, an ecosystem. No matter what it is, it has to have not existed before. Obviously other factors come into play: restrictions around resources, finances, size of teams, etc., but I find there is a lot of variation there, and for me the most important first qualifier is that it is… → Read More

The Trends That Tanked - In Photos: Seven "Hot" Food Trends That Bombed in 2014

There are food forecasts aplenty at year-end each year, but they don't all pan out. The National Restaurant Association polled chefs a year ago to predict this year's trends. Recently, takeout-ordering portal GrubHub compared the forecasts with their order data for 2014, compared to orders in 2013. The seven broad food trends that follow didn't catch on.Shown here is one food item that flamed… → Read More

What We Ate In 2014: Dining Forecast Hits And Misses

Every year, restaurant trendwatchers tell us what the hot dishes will be in the coming year -- but they're not always right. Here's a look at which predictions came true in 2014, and which flopped. → Read More

Fast Food That's Actually Fast: Diners' Top 10 Picks

Which fast-food chains get your meal to you the fastest? A new survey from Digital Coco ranks the major restaurant brands for perceived speed of service. → Read More

The Tastes You'll Crave... - In Photos: 12 Hottest Food Trends for 2014

2013 has been a year full of cupcakes, sriracha, and pretzel buns. What's coming next? Forecasts from the National Restaurant Association, restaurant trade magazines, and restaurant-research firms map the food trends that will have diners salivating in 2014. → Read More

10 Restaurant Trends That Will Change Your Dining Habits In 2015

What will change in the dining scene in 2015? Here's a look at ten trends that will change everything from how you make reservations to where you dine and what's on your plate. → Read More

10 Restaurant Trends That Will Change Your Dining Habits In 2015

What will change in the dining scene in 2015? Here's a look at ten trends that will change everything from how you make reservations to where you dine and what's on your plate. → Read More

Selling Christmas Before Halloween: How Small Businesses Can Compete

I just sent my kids off to school this morning in their Halloween costumes. What made that annual ritual a little disorienting this year is the fact that my first, fat, 60-page holiday shopping catalog from Target is already here, sitting out on the coffee table. Yes, it's Christmas in [...] → Read More

The Myth Of Magical Crowdfunding -- And What Actually Works

Think you can pop your request for funding onto Kickstarter and get all the money you need for your startup? Think again. Here's why most crowdfunding campaigns flounder. → Read More

4 Threats That Could Spell The End Of Cheap Fast Food

Is cheap fast food wrong? Here are four changes that could spell the end of franchise restaurant chains offering low-cost meals. → Read More

Papa Murphy's Gives New Store Owners The Deal Its Struggling Franchisees Want

While struggling franchise owners (including one 9-unit operator that just filed for bankruptcy protection) have asked take-and-bake pizza leader Papa Murphy's for a break on royalties, the chain has instead extended that deal to new-store buyers. → Read More

7 Fast-Food Restaurant Chains That Rake In $2M+ Per Store

Ever wondered how much money your local favorite fast-food restaurant brings in? Only a few brands can boast they ring up over $2 million per store. Here are those top chains. → Read More