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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).

30 Recent Stories

Avoid These Web Design Sins

Avoid These Web Design Sins

Avoid these design missteps and reap the rewards.
December 21, 2010 in Building a Website
Lifesaving Commerce

Lifesaving Commerce

Katharina Harf’s management savvy and some celebrity assists help her nonprofit donor center perform like a business.
December 21, 2010 in Business Ideas
Money From the Masses

Money From the Masses

Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.
December 21, 2010 in Startup Financing
The Giving Spirit

The Giving Spirit

From sustainable farming to reforestation, VeeV is turning happy hour into a charitable act.
November 23, 2010 in Magazine

Masters of the Tweet

With more than 19,000 followers, Ben Parr is a social media pro. So, who does he follow?
November 23, 2010 in Magazine
An Investment for Healthy Living

An Investment for Healthy Living

A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.
November 23, 2010 in Venture and Angel Investors
Beware Growing Retail Fraud

Beware Growing Retail Fraud

The National Retail Federation estimates that retail fraud cost the industry $9.6 billion in 2009.
November 23, 2010 in Money
How to Best Use Crowdsourcing

How to Best Use Crowdsourcing

How can crowdsourcing work for your business? A look at some online resources that stand out from the crowd.
November 23, 2010 in Business Management
Meet Your Mentor

Meet Your Mentor

A new online matchmaker offers to connect small-business owners with volunteer advisors.
November 22, 2010 in Your Website

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.
October 20, 2010 in Legal Center

Is it Time for a CFO?

Managing financial issues can take a toll on owners. Know when to turn to a pro.
October 20, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Protecting Your Personal Finances

Protecting Your Personal Finances

Keep a good separation between business and personal to make sure you'll be OK if your business isn't.
October 20, 2010 in Personal Finance
How to Reduce Credit Card Fees

How to Reduce Credit Card Fees

Rates for business credit cards are still high. Here are ways to knock them down.
October 20, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt

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.
October 20, 2010 in Going Green
Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries

Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries

Two entrepreneurs help tackle the clean-water crisis in impoverished communities around the world.
October 20, 2010 in Going Green
The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

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.
October 14, 2010 in Startup Basics
Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.
October 12, 2010 in Franchises
Media Mash-up

Media Mash-up

Merging social networks with e-mail marketing can maximize your exposure.
September 21, 2010 in Online Marketing
The Fraud Fight That Never Ends

The Fraud Fight That Never Ends

How to keep your customers' financial data safe in an increasingly unsafe environment
September 21, 2010 in Accepting Payments
Saving in Numbers

Saving in Numbers

A purchasing co-op can help your business save by teaming up to buy in bulk.
September 21, 2010 in Management & Operations
School of Investment

School of Investment

Student-run venture funds offer startups a financing alternative, but they may not be the place to seek guidance and connections.
September 21, 2010 in Venture and Angel Investors
The Rise of the Virtual Classroom

The Rise of the Virtual Classroom

Three Washington University alumni create a social-media platform for online educational resources and learn how to attract investor interest.
September 21, 2010 in Startup Financing
Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

The new rules for this program help small businesses buy real estate, equipment and machinery.
September 21, 2010 in SBA and Government Funding
Two-Wheeled Philanthropy

Two-Wheeled Philanthropy

An unlikely alliance between a good citizen and a bike shop owner has helped more than 12,000 people get around.
September 20, 2010 in Success Stories
What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill

What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill

The Small Business Jobs Act is expected to finally pass this week, but what will it really do to help entrepreneurs?
September 13, 2010 in Startup Financing
The <em>New</em> New Alternatives

The New New Alternatives

A different crop of lenders is emerging, claiming that it will revolutionize tight credit markets. Really?
August 24, 2010 in Financing
Online Tools to Ease Your Tax Tension

Online Tools to Ease Your Tax Tension

If you're self-employed and pay quarterly estimated taxes, the IRS is likely looking for some cash from you by Sept. 15. These websites won't take away the pain of the payment, but they'll make it a b
August 24, 2010 in Tax Center

Facebook's Face-Off

Are the social media giant's privacy woes a concern?
August 24, 2010 in Entrepreneur Magazine
Sweet Charity: A Nonprofit Success Story

Sweet Charity: A Nonprofit Success Story

Making honey becomes a big business for teenage sisters -- and a big benefit for cancer research.
August 24, 2010 in Entrepreneur Magazine
Radio Days Revisited

Radio Days Revisited

BlogTalkRadio seizes on an overlooked market niche--and a new round of funding.
August 24, 2010 in Success Stories
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