Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).

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4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump
Grow Your Business

4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.
Getting Employees to Volunteer and Give
Grow Your Business

Getting Employees to Volunteer and Give

Cultivating employee philanthropy can be good for your business. Here's how to make giving back a part of your culture.
How to Get a Workplace Wellness Program for Your Office
Lifestyle

How to Get a Workplace Wellness Program for Your Office

With prevention a key focus of the new healthcare law, employers are promoting health. Here's how.
4 Signs It's Time for a Cloud-Based HR Platform
Grow Your Business

4 Signs It's Time for a Cloud-Based HR Platform

Just like most business functions, you can now get HR help from the cloud. Is it time?
What the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Means for Entrepreneurs
The 'Treps

What the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Means for Entrepreneurs

As delays continue to plague Obamacare, entrepreneurs are left with a mixed bag of consequences for their businesses.
Four Factors for Hiring Overseas Employees
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Four Factors for Hiring Overseas Employees

Getting ready to hire overseas? Understand four key areas before you take the plunge.
The Secrets to Working With an Executive Recruiter
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The Secrets to Working With an Executive Recruiter

Ready to find your next great employee? An executive recruiter can help. But, first, be sure you know these five secrets to successfully working with one.
6 Steps to Creating an Effective Corporate Retreat
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6 Steps to Creating an Effective Corporate Retreat

If you're going to spend time and money getting away with your team, you'd better make it worthwhile. Here are six ways to get more mileage for your money.
5 Essential Traits of a Great Internship Program
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5 Essential Traits of a Great Internship Program

From strategy to compliance, internship programs are more complicated than just having a student make copies and get your lunch for you. Here's what you need to know to get it right.
How to Manage Employees When They're On the Road
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How to Manage Employees When They're On the Road

When you’re managing road warriors, paying attention to these key issues can increase their engagement and effectiveness.
Will That Training Program Work?
Grow Your Business

Will That Training Program Work?

Investing in training is often an exercise in guesswork. Here are the questions you need to determine if a training model is effective and the right choice for your company.
How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds
Technology

How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds

Strikingly pulls from LinkedIn to build customized websites in one easy step.
How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings
Grow Your Business

How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

Dread your staff meetings? Incorporate some easy changes and make them more fun and productive.
4 Factors in Crafting Your Company's Leave Policy
The 'Treps

4 Factors in Crafting Your Company's Leave Policy

Writing a good leave policy takes a good balance between following the law and respecting the needs of your employees.
4 Steps to Building a Culture of Accountability
Grow Your Business

4 Steps to Building a Culture of Accountability

Want to grow? Your employees and you need to own your areas of responsibility and perform well. Here are four steps to making that a way of being at your company.
4 Ways to Manage Employees You Can't Stand
Grow Your Business

4 Ways to Manage Employees You Can't Stand

Being a good manager means dealing with workers who get on your nerves. Here are a few tips to address your worst office relationships.
How to Set Your Office's Dress Code
Leadership

How to Set Your Office's Dress Code

You'd like your employees to dress for success, but sometimes, they're just a mess. Here are 4 ways to get your employees in appropriate attire.
Hiring Employees With Disabilities
Grow Your Business

Hiring Employees With Disabilities

Hard-working, motivated yet underemployed, workers with disabilities can be an asset to your company. Here is what you need to recruit and retain them.
Surviving the Open Floor Plan
Business Management

Surviving the Open Floor Plan

While open office plans may be all the rage for encouraging collaboration, they don't work for everyone. Here's how to reclaim your privacy and get some work done.
Why We Love the F-Bomb
Business Management

Why We Love the F-Bomb

Still off-limits in some offices, other workplaces embrace it. Here’s why some professionals tell the haters to eff-off.
A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up
Business Ideas

A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

Food52 is both a curated cooking site and an online shop for kitchen and home goods.
Getting the Best Info From Exit Interviews
Human Resources

Getting the Best Info From Exit Interviews

You might be saying 'goodbye,' but here are five tips to help your exit interviews give you important insight from departing employees before they go.
Putting Employees Before Customers
Business Management

Putting Employees Before Customers

A good employee is sometimes harder to find than a good customer. Here's when to put employees first.
Be a Better Leader Today
Leadership

Be a Better Leader Today

Leaders usually strive to be better. Here are four easy ways to amp up your leadership skills today.
The Art of Effective Feedback
Managing Employees

The Art of Effective Feedback

You know you have to give feedback. Here's how to make it the most effective.
6 Steps to Becoming Hyper-Efficient
Productivity

6 Steps to Becoming Hyper-Efficient

If you want success, you have to know how to maximize your time. These three tips will get you there.
Franchises

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
Working Successfully With Your Spouse
Business Management

Working Successfully With Your Spouse

Partners in business and in life face particular challenges. Follow these four tips to protect both partnerships.
Does Your Office Have These Health Landmines?
Business Management

Does Your Office Have These Health Landmines?

From too little movement to too much crappy food, here's what to eliminate to make your office a healthier place.
4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged
Business Management

4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged

Whether for the holidays or the summer, we often need to hire extra help. Here's how to get the most out of the seasonal workers.
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