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


  • To Sell More, 'Be the Customer'
    CEOs do stints as low-level employees on Undercover Boss. Consultants say small companies can improve products and strategy by doing…
  • Turn a Product Idea into a Prototype
    Warren M. Haussler, president of Keck-Craig, a prototyping service for inventors and industrial clients, explains how the process works
  • Valuing an Early-Stage Company
    Valuations aren't just for established companies on the selling block. Neil J. Beaton talks about determining the worth of a new, venture-backed business
  • Independent Contractors: Get Paid On Time
    Understand your clients' accounts-payable cycles and put your terms in writing. If payment is slow, be proactive—but remain even-tempered
  • Hire Top Talent from Corporate America
    Despite signs of recovery, a lot of top-notch talent is still out of work. A former executive recruiter offers advice for small employers




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