Karen E. Spaeder

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

Need a Disaster Loan? It's Not Too Late

The SBA extends its deadline--again--for applying for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

SBA Hosts National Small Business Week

Awards, events will celebrate America's spirit of entrepreneurship

Start a Business This Summer? Why Not!

For teen entrepreneurs, minimum wage summer jobs just won't do.

Should I Start a Summer Business

I want to start a business this summer, but my schedule is always packed. I'm worried it will take up too much time once school starts again. What can I do?

How Do I Start a Successful Coaching Business?

I'm really interested in starting a success coaching business. I'm really good at giving advice to my friends--and their friends, family, etc. What do I need to know in terms of marketing? And will people take me seriously, since I'm so young?

Can I Run My Business From Home?

I am a 14-year-old who is looking to start a small business. Will I be able to run this business from home? I will not have any customers coming to my house. Also, what forms do I need to fill out and what taxes do I need to pay?

Life Can Change in an Instant

So be prepared, and be happy with all you've accomplished as a homebased entrepreneur.

It's About the Positive

Negative thoughts can suck the life out of you and your business. Keep them at bay--and keep the positive flowing in.

Need Start-Up Cash?

New service matches angel investors with entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

What Should I Use as My Business Address?

Solutions to your most common mail-handling questions

You Go-Getter, You

Today's teens aren't waiting for a degree to start a business. Ain't America beautiful?

For Love or Money?

Don't start a business until you've answered this question.

Take the Plunge.Carefully

Should you start a business? Yes! But only after you've knocked out the possibility of instant failure.
Marketing

Who Is Your Market-and What Do They Want?

Before you get set on one target market, figure out if there are any others eager for your product or service.

<I>Really</I> Back to Basics

If it's a simpler way of life you want, the answer is simple: Become an entrepreneur.