Karen E. Klein, Businessweek.com

Karen E. Klein


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Karen:

Six Mobile Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

How local merchants can reach customers on their phones without driving them nuts → Read More

Six Tips to Boost Customer Service During the Holidays

Customer service is one area where small businesses can beat big-box competitors → Read More

Feds to Employers: You Can’t Dump Sick Workers Onto Obamacare

A loophole in the Affordable Care Act that appeared to let employers offer sick workers money to buy Obamacare plans has been closed → Read More

Lax Oversight Allows Women-Only Contracts to Go to Men

More than 40 percent of companies that got federal contracts as women-owned businesses in the last two years were not actually eligible, a government watchdog report says → Read More

How to Sell Experiences

Businesses that used to just sell products are courting customers with classes, entertainment, and social experiences → Read More

Obamacare: A Guide for the Self-Employed

What self-employed business owners should know before open enrollment on healthcare.gov begins on Nov. 15 → Read More

How One Burger Chain Profits From Turmoil Abroad

Fatburger wasn’t scared off by instability in markets such as Iraq and Libya. That’s helped the American franchise prosper overseas → Read More

Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws

A growing number of places require employers to offer paid sick time. Here's what you need to know → Read More

Eight Tips to Boost Holiday Sales

Small retailers should prepare now to get the most out of the holiday season → Read More

How to Raise Money for a Prototype

A guide to turning an early product idea into something ready for production → Read More

How Entrepreneurs Can Make Luck Work

Luck isn't a random, uncontrollable phenomenon but a behavior that successful people employ, some psychologists say → Read More

Want a Loan to Open a Restaurant? Good Luck

Banks are hesitant to lend money for unproven ventures, especially in the food industry. Here's what aspiring restaurateurs can do to raise startup funds → Read More

Bridging Gaps to Success for Minority Women Entrepreneurs

Help exists for women starting out in business with little social and financial capital, but finding it can take patience and creativity → Read More

Rise of Female Angel Investors Fuels Women-Run Companies

Women make up about 20 percent of both the entrepreneurs and investors involved in angel investment deals, up from single digits a decade ago → Read More

How to Attract Global Travelers

Advice for a small bed-and-breakfast trying to get on the map for international tourists → Read More

How to Keep Millennials From Getting Bored and Quitting

Younger workers expect to have more jobs during their careers than older generations have had. The right work environment can help them stick around → Read More

Networking Resources for Far-Flung Entrepreneurs

Business owners can connect online or in person to exchange ideas and meet potential business partners → Read More

How Survivorship Bias Tricks Entrepreneurs

Our focus on simple success stories obscures the many lessons failure has to teach → Read More

How to Get Your Product Into Holiday Gift Guides

Seven tips for small business owners trying to reach new customers around the holiday season → Read More

How to Wake Up a Sluggish Sales Team

Diagnose what's wrong with your sales operation to figure out how to fix it → Read More