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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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Will That Training Program Work?

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.
April 15, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds

How to Build Your Personal Website in Less Than 10 Seconds

Strikingly pulls from LinkedIn to build customized websites in one easy step.
April 6, 2014 in Technology
How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

How to Get More Out of Staff Meetings

Dread your staff meetings? Incorporate some easy changes and make them more fun and productive.
April 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
4 Factors in Crafting Your Company's Leave Policy

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.
March 27, 2014 in The 'Treps
4 Steps to Building a Culture of Accountability

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.
March 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
4 Ways to Manage Employees You Can't Stand

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.
March 11, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Set Your Office's Dress Code

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.
March 4, 2014 in Leadership
Hiring Employees With Disabilities

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.
February 25, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Surviving the Open Floor Plan

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.
February 14, 2014 in Business Management
Why We Love the F-Bomb

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.
February 11, 2014 in Business Management
A One-Stop Cooking and E-Commerce Site Heats Up

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.
February 10, 2014 in Business Ideas
Getting the Best Info From Exit Interviews

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.
February 5, 2014 in Human Resources
Putting Employees Before Customers

Putting Employees Before Customers

A good employee is sometimes harder to find than a good customer. Here's when to put employees first.
January 28, 2014 in Business Management
Be a Better Leader Today

Be a Better Leader Today

Leaders usually strive to be better. Here are four easy ways to amp up your leadership skills today.
January 24, 2014 in Leadership
The Art of Effective Feedback

The Art of Effective Feedback

You know you have to give feedback. Here's how to make it the most effective.
January 22, 2014 in Managing Employees
6 Steps to Becoming Hyper-Efficient

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.
January 15, 2014 in Productivity

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
January 6, 2014 in Franchises
Working Successfully With Your Spouse

Working Successfully With Your Spouse

Partners in business and in life face particular challenges. Follow these four tips to protect both partnerships.
December 30, 2013 in Business Management
Does Your Office Have These Health Landmines?

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.
December 20, 2013 in Business Management
4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged

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.
December 4, 2013 in Business Management
4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps

4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps

Holiday parties can be a minefield. But, with a few simple tweaks, you can have fun and curb potentially bad behavior.
November 27, 2013 in Managing Employees
4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
November 20, 2013 in Managing Employees
Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

5 factors to consider before handing over a pink slip because of a white lie.
November 19, 2013 in Business Management
5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club

5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club

How one entrepreneur put a new spin on an old concept and created a way to help fellow business owners.
November 14, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
November 5, 2013 in Managing Employees
A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

Calm.com provides online zen for the stressed.
November 4, 2013 in Apps & Software
5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Are these habits hurting your influence in the workplace? An expert tells you how to identify and correct them.
October 28, 2013 in Leadership
4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.
October 21, 2013 in Managing Employees
Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

While inherited characteristics may give some an edge, leaders require skill development and training. Here are four essential leadership traits that are a combination of nature and nurture.
October 14, 2013 in Leadership
Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

Calculated decision-making is essential for entrepreneurs while recklessness puts you and your company at risk. Here are four traits to watch for to prevent dangerous decision-making and its damage.
October 7, 2013 in Grow Your Business
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