Karen E. Klein


Karen E. Klein is a Los Angeles-based writer who covers entrepreneurship and small-business issues. E-mail your questions to Klein to get specific advice from experts in her twice-weekly columns.

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Karen E. Klein

Articles by Karen E. Klein


  • Ready to Export to Brazil?
    To find U.S. companies that want to do business in South America's largest economy, contact trade offices, business groups, and online directories
  • When a Distributor Sets Prices
    An entrepreneur wishing to sell to unions as well as to large retailers needs to understand the markets and then develop separate pricing…
  • Think Like an Engineer
    Among entrepreneur Sasha Gurke's tips for keeping your business thriving: Don't rely solely on anecdotal customer feedback, and spend time calculating risk
  • Building Awareness for an Offbeat Product
    First determine who your target customers are and where they buy. Then set to work getting the word out, online and otherwise
  • Waking Up to the Reality of Running a Coffee Shop
    Passion is no substitute for careful business planning and realistic expectations in a difficult industry, says Karen Klein




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