Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders
Growth Strategies

3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders

Everyone makes mistakes, here's advice from a pro on how to come back strong after even the most embarrassing slip-ups.
7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

7 Frugal Startup Tips from Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Even the most successful business owners pinched pennies when starting up -- and many still do. Consider their money-saving advice when starting a business.
Need to Vent? Forget the Couch, Startup Moves Therapy Online
Entrepreneurs

Need to Vent? Forget the Couch, Startup Moves Therapy Online

With digital diaries and video chats, PrettyPaddedRoom.com offers online counseling for woman and a "nice play to go crazy."
4 Lessons for Overcoming Setbacks from Food Network Star Guy Fieri
Growth Strategies

4 Lessons for Overcoming Setbacks from Food Network Star Guy Fieri

What the Food Network host learned about listening to his customers after he lost his first restaurant in a fire.
Investors Bank on the Appeal of a Startup's Design-Focused Office Products

Investors Bank on the Appeal of a Startup's Design-Focused Office Products

Even with the e-commerce site still in beta, the startup drew $6 million in venture capital in February.
Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche
Entrepreneurs

Finding Business Success in a Farm-Inspired Food Niche

How Green B.E.A.N. Delivery grew its membership-based organic farm and food-delivery business.
How Customer Data Can Help Build Better Marketing Campaigns
Marketing

How Customer Data Can Help Build Better Marketing Campaigns

Online service Windsor Circle uses customer purchase histories to help small businesses improve their email marketing.
Can You Be a Tough Boss Without Being a Jerk?
Leadership

Can You Be a Tough Boss Without Being a Jerk?

Four rules to avoid crossing the line from tough to mean.
3 Olympian Strategies to Get Gold-Medal Tough in Business
Growth Strategies

3 Olympian Strategies to Get Gold-Medal Tough in Business

The performance strategies that help elite athletes power through tough times can also help 'treps persevere in business. Here are three you should adopt now.
Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness
Growth Strategies

Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness

Just as Olympians need great coaches to reach their highest potential, your high-performing employees need coaching to do the same. Here's how to get started.
A Retail Extreme Makeover Provides Sweet Rewards
Starting a Business

A Retail Extreme Makeover Provides Sweet Rewards

A Chicago cupcake company’s experience offers lessons on renovating an affordable, but neglected retail space.
How to Think Like a Gold Medalist
Leadership

How to Think Like a Gold Medalist

The same strategies Olympians use to outwit mental obstacles can work in business as well. Here are tips to overcome three of the toughest psychological challenges.
Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk
Leadership

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
3 Tips for Leading Your Business During a Personal Crisis
Leadership

3 Tips for Leading Your Business During a Personal Crisis

Business lessons from a resilient entrepreneur who fought his way back from a brutal attack.
Remember These 8 Rules Before Sending Out Your Next Invoice
Finance

Remember These 8 Rules Before Sending Out Your Next Invoice

Not getting paid fast enough? Incomplete, incorrect or unclear invoices could be to blame. Here's how to get it right.