Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
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Pet Business Center
A restaurateur develops a line of clothing to help control the pet population.
SeatGeek's engine for predicting ticket pricing in the secondary market attracts a $1 million VC infusion.
An IT company leader works to provide technology and education to Tampa kids.
Virtual events can be a low-cost source of lead generation for businesses on a budget
An unconventional platform delivers an auction-based way to cash in on funds owed to your company.
You don't necessarily need professional help to get the word out. Try these tactics for good old-fashioned self-promotion.
SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.
Katharina Harfâs management savvy and some celebrity assists help her nonprofit donor center perform like a business.
Crowdfunding sites let entrepreneurs leverage the power of peer persuasion.
From sustainable farming to reforestation, VeeV is turning happy hour into a charitable act.
With more than 19,000 followers, Ben Parr is a social media pro. So, who does he follow?
Venture and Angel Investors
A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.
The National Retail Federation estimates that retail fraud cost the industry $9.6 billion in 2009.
How can crowdsourcing work for your business? A look at some online resources that stand out from the crowd.
A new online matchmaker offers to connect small-business owners with volunteer advisors.
When it comes to your company's online presence, what you don't know about copyright law can hurt you.
Keep a good separation between business and personal to make sure you'll be OK if your business isn't.
An online effort to connect farmers with consumers trying to buy local gets a million-dollar VC infusion.
Two entrepreneurs help tackle the clean-water crisis in impoverished communities around the world.
Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.
Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.
Merging social networks with e-mail marketing can maximize your exposure.
How to keep your customers' financial data safe in an increasingly unsafe environment
Management & Operations
A purchasing co-op can help your business save by teaming up to buy in bulk.