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


  • When to Write a Business Plan
    Experts say the sooner, the better. By clarifying goals and mapping how the business will sustain itself, entrepreneurs can avoid wasting time and money
  • How Women Business Owners Are Held Back
    Teri Cavanagh, a former banker who heads the Global Banking Alliance for Women, says progress has stalled. Obstacles include limited access to…
  • From Bagel Shop Owner to Homeless
    An entrepreneur living on the streets wants to reopen his old business. First steps: finding permanent shelter and regular income. Then rebuild…
  • Don't Tolerate a Bullying Manager
    Business owners who permit harassment are risking turnover and lawsuits, lawyers say. Putting a no-tolerance policy in place—then adhering to it—is crucial
  • Marketing a Copycat Product
    Many businesses exploit the momentum of competitors' innovations. Determining a target market is crucial. So is maintaining consistency in the…




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