Karen E. Spaeder

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

Leap Over Five Common Startup Hurdles

Don't second-guess your startup dream! Here are five reasons you might be stalling and what you can do about them.

Location, Location, Location!

Looking for the perfect spot to start your food or retail biz? Here's how to size up a neighborhood's potential.

Cause to Celebrate

Some PR firms strive to make a difference by promoting causes as well as products.

Soul to Soul

Lord, have mercy--your mama's down-home cooking has gone gourmet.

10 Ways to Grow Your Biz

Looking for a way to kick your biz up a notch? Here are 10 practical methods to super-size your startup.

In the Jeans

Everyone's mad about premium jeans--and entrepreneurs are making crazy profits.

Turn Your Idea Into a Profitable Product

Market your million-dollar idea! These inventors brought their ideas to life -- and hit it big. Find out how they did it.

Launching a High-Cost Biz the Low-Cost Way

Don't ante up a fortune when launching your biz. These three entrepreneurs found success on the cheap.

What Should You Use as Your Business Address?

It depends on what that address is and the image you want to project. Here's some answers to common mail-handling questions.
Starting a Business

5 Senior Businesses to Start

Seniors are the hottest demographic out there, and this market is only going to get bigger. Get in on this growth industry with these five hot businesses.

How to Find the Best Location for Your Business

Know what to ask when sizing up demographics and scout out the best location for your food or retail business.
Starting a Business

9 Senior Businesses to Start

Seniors are the hottest demographic out there, and this market is only going to get bigger. Get in on this growth industry with these nine hot businesses.

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 if you're ready for startup.
How to Find the Best Location
Starting a Business

How to Find the Best Location

A guide to scouting out a location for your food or retail business, sizing up demographics and getting the help you need
Starting a Business

Beyond the Big Idea

You've got a million-dollar idea; now all you need is a strategy to make it marketable. These inventors brought their ideas to life--and hit it big. Find out how they made it happen.