Karen E. Spaeder

Karen E. Spaeder is a freelance business writer in Southern California.

Entrepreneurs

2007 Shape-Up

Take it from these experts--healthy choices benefit both your body and your bottom line.
Starting a Business

Join the Specialty Apparel Market

There's still room in the apparel business. The key is to specialize your wares.
Starting a Business

A Plus-Sized Opportunity

The plus-sized market is ripe for business opportunity if you offer high-quality products.
Starting a Business

Start a Home Party Business

This traditional business idea is fresh once again as a new generation of sellers open their homes for direct sales.

Soy's Making Waves Among Smart Business Owners

This little bean is making a big difference in dozens of industries.

Marketing Your Homebased Business

Understanding client needs will help you market your business with confidence.
Marketing

Marketing Your Homebased Business

Understanding client needs will help you market your business with confidence.
Starting a Business

Innovate With Existing Products

Looking to innovate on a concept that already exists? Ordinary products get new life when they find the perfect blend of form and function.

Zillow Talk

An innovative site is romancing homeowners, buyers and sellers with juicy data for free.

Ticket to Ride

The gas crisis is good news for fuel-efficient transportation businesses.

Think Green

Entrepreneurs are turning environmental problems into opportunities.
Starting a Business

What's for Dinner?

Somewhere between soccer practice and homework, entrepreneurs are helping families get dinner on the table with do-it-yourself meal preparation services.
How to Research Your Business Idea
Starting a Business

How to Research Your Business Idea

Your brilliant idea may indeed be brilliant--or it may need some work. Here's how to find out whether you're ready for startup.
Technology

Call Center Software

Ignore those reels of tape no longer--software that analyzes call-center data can help you take customer relations to the next level.

Heady Stuff

Specialty breweries stand out from the crowd with unusual products.