Karen E. Spaeder

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SBA Hosts National Small Business Week

Awards, events will celebrate America's spirit of entrepreneurship

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.

Start a Business This Summer? Why Not!

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

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?

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?

Take the Plunge.Carefully

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

For Love or Money?

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

It's Your Office--So Make It Yours!

Whether it's functional or fashionable you want, make sure your home office is uniquely <I>you</I>.