Karen E. Spaeder

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

Expand Your Horizons

As an entrepreneur, you need a range of skills to get the job done.

What's It Worth to You?

If you want to find out if you're really cut out to be an entrepreneur, look at how hard you're trying to be one.
Entrepreneurs

How to Start a Jewelry Business

Knowing how to make jewelry isn't enough--you need to know how to sell your pieces, too.

How Do I Start a Magazine?

A magazine is a business, so you need to treat it as such.

Next Stop Just Ahead

Driving yourself into a rut is no way to run a business. Take time to enjoy the scenery instead.

Taking Care of Baby

Be proud! Your "baby" will grow up healthy and strong.

Is This Opportunity Legit?

Don't believe everything you read. Before you invest in an opportunity, do your research.

How Do I Attend Trade Shows?

How to find a trade show and showcase your product or service to the world
Starting a Business

Tweaking Your Original Idea

Don't get so set on an idea that you fail to consider other ways to beef up your offerings.

What Are the Zoning Laws?

I am in ninth grade and am doing a project in my careers class, and I need to know how to find out about zoning laws and permits needed to start an electronics store. Could you help me with this?

Don't Give Up!

If you really want to be an entrepreneur, just stick with it, and you'll reap the rewards.

Entrepreneurs: Here to Stay

No matter what stage of business you're in, Entrepreneur.com has something for everyone.

Beat the Summertime Blues

Shining sun.bright, blue sky.rather than cursing it because you have to work, find a way to enjoy it.
Entrepreneurs

How Do I Take Calls During the Day?

How to make sure you don't miss any calls, even while you're at school
Entrepreneurs

My Mom Doesn't Understand!

How do I convince my skeptical mom that I can start a business?