Karen E. Spaeder

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

30 Recent Stories

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It's Time to Rebuild

One brick at a time, we can still pursue our dreams.
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It's Time to Rebuild

One brick at a time, we can still pursue our dreams.
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When Good Decisions Go Bad

We've all been there: You thought you were making a wise choice; it turned into a disaster. Now you've got some moving on to do.
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Are You Too Grown Up?

Don't get so caught up in being an adult that you forget what it's like to be a kid.
Marketing Basics

Attending a Trade Show

They're easy enough to find. But what do you do to get there?
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The Fallout: We're Moving On Just Fine

What do you do when there's dotcom carnage all around you? Don't take it lying down, that's what.
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Turn It Off

Listen closely. If the only sound you hear is the hum of your hard drive or the ring of your phone, you've got some adjusting to do.
Market Research

Conducting Market Research

Prospects need a reason to buy, even if you're just asking them whether they'd use your product or service.

New SBA Administrator Recommended

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship chooses businessman Hector Barreto Jr.
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The Game of Risk

.is part and parcel of being an entrepreneur. Make sure you know the rules of the game.
Starting a Business

Are You High-Maintenance?

What you do in your personal time is your business, but that's no way to run your company.
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Editor's Note

Ford vs. Firestone: Ain't PR grand?
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Editor's Note

You can fashion your own reality.
Presentations

Work From Home--Without Getting Scammed

Don't believe everything you read. Before you invest in an opportunity, make sure it's legit.
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Editor's Note

When it comes to getting the media on your side, the less slobbering, the better.
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Editor's Note

Times are tight. What are you doing about it?
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Editor's Note

The only person who knows whether you're ready to start a business is you.
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Editor's Note

Your employees are pretty smart. Go ahead and treat them that way.
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Start-Ups: Here to Stay

...despite what the headlines say.
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Editor' Welcome

Anything look different?
Startup Basics

Shoestring Start-Ups

You don't need big money to launch a homebased business.
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Love It or Leave It

Welcome to BizStartUps.com...like it or not.
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What's That Noise?

Review of Grassroots Marketing: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World
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Say What?

Must-know definitions of the latest Web jargon
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Victory Dance

Winner of the 3rd Annual Enterprise Creation Competition
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Road Trip

The Institute of Entrepreneurship is sponsoring a nationwide entrepreneurial tour.
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Your Big Chance

Top New Business of the Millennium Competition
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GR8IDEA

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Entrepreneur Magazine

Mac Is Back

After a yearlong hiatus, the Golden Arches reclaim the No. 1 spot on our list of America's top franchises.
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How Art Thou?

Mex it up, art smarts