Entrepreneur: Latest from Karen E. Spaeder http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT 10 Businesses Based on a Bad Economy If you want to weather the storm, keep these industries in mind. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200588 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200588 If you want to weather the storm, keep these industries in mind. Best Startup Markets for 2009 If you're looking to capitalize on the next big thing, it's all about knowing where to look and how to treat your customers. Here are 4 booming markets to keep an eye on this year. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200590 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200590 If you're looking to capitalize on the next big thing, it's all about knowing where to look and how to treat your customers. Here are 4 booming markets to keep an eye on this year. All Well and Good A healthy workplace means keeping your employees' minds and bodies happy. Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198006 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198006 A healthy workplace means keeping your employees' minds and bodies happy. Time to De-Stress Take these healthy steps to decrease anxiety and increase productivity. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196964 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196964 Take these healthy steps to decrease anxiety and increase productivity. Shape Up A healthy workplace starts at the top. Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196222 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196222 A healthy workplace starts at the top. Problem Solved Market your product to moms by showing them how it makes their busy lives easier. Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/185984 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/185984 Market your product to moms by showing them how it makes their busy lives easier. Be a Healthy Entrepreneur Want a healthy company? Start by focusing on yourself. Fri, 25 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/179022 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/179022 Want a healthy company? Start by focusing on yourself. Week 2: Conduct Market Research 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. Mon, 07 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177612 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177612 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. Print Ready Thoroughly research all your options before choosing a printing method and a company to do it. Wed, 02 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177782 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177782 Thoroughly research all your options before choosing a printing method and a company to do it. It's Your Party Home parties are all the rage. Here's how to get in on the fun. Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177884 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177884 Home parties are all the rage. Here's how to get in on the fun. By Popular Demand T-shirt businesses are simple to start and have low upfront costs. Did we mention their potential is unlimited? Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177912 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177912 T-shirt businesses are simple to start and have low upfront costs. Did we mention their potential is unlimited? Creative Sparks Interns can do more than stuff envelopes. The key to releasing their potential is recognizing them as an important part of your team. Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175806 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175806 Interns can do more than stuff envelopes. The key to releasing their potential is recognizing them as an important part of your team. Product Licensing Basics What does it take to transform your product from a mediocre seller to a megahit? The answer could be as simple as inking a licensing deal. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174014 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174014 What does it take to transform your product from a mediocre seller to a megahit? The answer could be as simple as inking a licensing deal. Spot the Latest Trends Spotting trends can put your business in the money for the long haul. Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174142 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174142 Spotting trends can put your business in the money for the long haul. Personalized Service Online Avatars let your customers spread the word about you. Mon, 01 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171840 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171840 Avatars let your customers spread the word about you. 2007 Shape-Up Take it from these experts--healthy choices benefit both your body and your bottom line. Mon, 01 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/172212 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/172212 Take it from these experts--healthy choices benefit both your body and your bottom line. Join the Specialty Apparel Market There's still room in the apparel business. The key is to specialize your wares. Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170736 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170736 There's still room in the apparel business. The key is to specialize your wares. A Plus-Sized Opportunity The plus-sized market is ripe for business opportunity if you offer high-quality products. Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170738 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170738 The plus-sized market is ripe for business opportunity if you offer high-quality products. 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. Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170740 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/170740 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. Sun, 01 Oct 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/167644 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/167644 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. Mon, 05 Jun 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159658 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159658 Understanding client needs will help you market your business with confidence. Marketing Your Homebased Business Understanding client needs will help you market your business with confidence. Mon, 05 Jun 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159690 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159690 Understanding client needs will help you market your business with confidence. Ticket to Ride The gas crisis is good news for fuel-efficient transportation businesses. Mon, 01 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159968 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159968 The gas crisis is good news for fuel-efficient transportation businesses. 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. Mon, 01 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/160012 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/160012 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. Mon, 01 May 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/160276 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/160276 An innovative site is romancing homeowners, buyers and sellers with juicy data for free. Think Green Entrepreneurs are turning environmental problems into opportunities. Wed, 01 Mar 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83592 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83592 Entrepreneurs are turning environmental problems into opportunities. 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. Wed, 08 Feb 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83550 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83550 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 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. Mon, 26 Dec 2005 15:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70518 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70518 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. 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. Fri, 09 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81694 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81694 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. Fri, 09 Dec 2005 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81696 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81696 Specialty breweries stand out from the crowd with unusual products.