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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A Champion of Entrepreneurs Shares Her Financing Strategy
Angel Investors

A Champion of Entrepreneurs Shares Her Financing Strategy

To expand its community and grow at a more patient pace, Daily Grommet decides to steer clear of VC firms--for now
A Social Entrepreneur Helps Homeless Dogs
Pet Business Center

A Social Entrepreneur Helps Homeless Dogs

A restaurateur develops a line of clothing to help control the pet population.
A Smarter Way to Buy and Sell Tickets Gets Venture Capital Funding
Venture Capital

A Smarter Way to Buy and Sell Tickets Gets Venture Capital Funding

SeatGeek's engine for predicting ticket pricing in the secondary market attracts a $1 million VC infusion.
A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework
Success Stories

A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework

An IT company leader works to provide technology and education to Tampa kids.
Virtual Events to Showcase Your Brand
Magazine

Virtual Events to Showcase Your Brand

Virtual events can be a low-cost source of lead generation for businesses on a budget
Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?
Loans from Friends and Family

Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?

Should you raise money for your company a little bit at a time?
Financing

A New Way to Tap Funds You're Owed for Cash

An unconventional platform delivers an auction-based way to cash in on funds owed to your company.
How to Build Your Own Brand Buzz
PR Basics

How to Build Your Own Brand Buzz

You don't necessarily need professional help to get the word out. Try these tactics for good old-fashioned self-promotion.
Beware High 401(k) Fees
Cash Flow & Money Management

Beware High 401(k) Fees

What you need to know about the charges behind 401(k) plans to keep your employees happy.
A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding
Success Stories

A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.
Avoid These Web Design Sins
Building a Website

Avoid These Web Design Sins

Avoid these design missteps and reap the rewards.
Lifesaving Commerce
Business Ideas

Lifesaving Commerce

Katharina Harf’s management savvy and some celebrity assists help her nonprofit donor center perform like a business.
Money From the Masses
Startup Financing

Money From the Masses

Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.
The Giving Spirit
Magazine

The Giving Spirit

From sustainable farming to reforestation, VeeV is turning happy hour into a charitable act.
Magazine

Masters of the Tweet

With more than 19,000 followers, Ben Parr is a social media pro. So, who does he follow?
An Investment for Healthy Living
Venture and Angel Investors

An Investment for Healthy Living

A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.
Beware Growing Retail Fraud
Money

Beware Growing Retail Fraud

The National Retail Federation estimates that retail fraud cost the industry $9.6 billion in 2009.
How to Best Use Crowdsourcing
Business Management

How to Best Use Crowdsourcing

How can crowdsourcing work for your business? A look at some online resources that stand out from the crowd.
Meet Your Mentor
Websites

Meet Your Mentor

A new online matchmaker offers to connect small-business owners with volunteer advisors.
Legal Center

What You Need to Know About Online Use Law

When it comes to your company's online presence, what you don't know about copyright law can hurt you.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Is it Time for a CFO?

Managing financial issues can take a toll on owners. Know when to turn to a pro.
Protecting Your Personal Finances
Personal Finance

Protecting Your Personal Finances

Keep a good separation between business and personal to make sure you'll be OK if your business isn't.
How to Reduce Credit Card Fees
Cash Flow & Money Management

How to Reduce Credit Card Fees

Rates for business credit cards are still high. Here are ways to knock them down.
Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt
Going Green

Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt

An online effort to connect farmers with consumers trying to buy local gets a million-dollar VC infusion.
Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries
Going Green

Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries

Two entrepreneurs help tackle the clean-water crisis in impoverished communities around the world.
The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?
Startup Basics

The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.
Finding Your Perfect Franchise
Franchises

Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.
Media Mash-up
Online Marketing

Media Mash-up

Merging social networks with e-mail marketing can maximize your exposure.
The Fraud Fight That Never Ends
Accepting Payments

The Fraud Fight That Never Ends

How to keep your customers' financial data safe in an increasingly unsafe environment
Saving in Numbers
Management & Operations

Saving in Numbers

A purchasing co-op can help your business save by teaming up to buy in bulk.
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