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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

Tapping City-based Capital Coffers

Tapping City-based Capital Coffers

New York and other cities are launching their own venture funds. Are they good for your business?
August 23, 2010 in Startup Financing
Credit Unions to the Rescue?

Credit Unions to the Rescue?

Find out how this old-school alternative to traditional banks could be the answer to your credit-crunch blues.
August 20, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Free Paint to Good Home

Free Paint to Good Home

A Colorado painter provides free makeovers for crisis-stricken homeowners.
July 19, 2010 in Success Stories
Do You Believe in Super Angels?

Do You Believe in Super Angels?

An early-stage investor by any name can be just as useful to funding your business.
July 16, 2010 in Angel Investors
How to Get Paid Faster

How to Get Paid Faster

Methods for streamlining your company's collection practices
July 16, 2010 in Billing and Collections
Baby Proof

Baby Proof

An upstart maker of glass baby bottles gets the attention of green-friendly VCs.
July 16, 2010 in Success Stories
The Opportunity in Opinion

The Opportunity in Opinion

PowerReviews proves the value of filtered, aggregated customer feedback by closing a third round of funding.
June 21, 2010 in Success Stories
The Voices of Venture Capital

The Voices of Venture Capital

4 leading venture capitalists offer their takes on the ups and downs of VC investment, what captures their attention and the best ways to seek out VC money.
June 21, 2010 in Venture Capital
The Bank in Your Backyard

The Bank in Your Backyard

Building strong connections with community banks can pay off during uncertain economic times.
June 21, 2010 in Bank Loans and Microloans
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Health-Care Reform

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Health-Care Reform

Separate fact from fiction and get your business ready for what's ahead.
June 18, 2010 in Compensation and Benefits

From Dough to Dough

A website stirs cookie sales into charitable donations.
May 17, 2010 in Business Ideas

Out of Season

Strategies for surviving the downtime in a cyclical business

When to Share a Piece of the Pie

Does it make sense to trade ownership for services?
May 13, 2010 in Growing Your Business

Next-Generation House Calls

Consult A Doctor lands $5 million to provide telemedicine nationwide.
May 13, 2010 in Success Stories

What the Pros Use

A flurry of social media management tools has arrived to help you consolidate and keep track of your social media updates. Four social media experts weigh in on what they use and why.
May 13, 2010 in Social Media

Pay for Praise

New FTC guidelines address paid endorsements.
May 13, 2010 in Online Marketing
Knowledgewebb is Power

Knowledgewebb is Power

A site that teaches people new to the job front not to sweat the tech
April 15, 2010 in Success Stories

Be a Follower

Must-add tweeps to any business owner's Twitter feed
April 15, 2010 in Online Marketing

Toward Greener, Safer Roads

A company that analyzes driver behavior gets millions in investment to help it travel further.
April 15, 2010 in Success Stories

The Cost of Found Money

Ignoring escheatment laws could leave your business open to liability.
April 15, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Is Online Banking Safe?

Beware the pitfalls of convenience when it comes to conducting transactions via the web.
April 15, 2010 in Personal Finance

A New Chapter

A rescued bookstore provides a training ground for people with autism.
April 14, 2010 in Success Stories

Teed Up

Meri Zeiff's T-shirt company allows kids to make a difference--while communicating positive messages.
March 12, 2010 in Success Stories

The Accidental Investment

Mobile app maker Smule wasn't looking for more funding but saw the value when the right backers came knocking.
March 12, 2010 in Startup Financing

Get in on a Burgeoning Market

Battery maker lands a powerful $13.2 million in funding.
February 16, 2010 in Success Stories

Getting Credit

The lowdown on business credit cards--what's out there and what to watch for
February 16, 2010 in Financing

Money Well Spent

These 3 businesses made small but strategic investments that paid off big.
February 16, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management

My Smartphone Sent Me

How savvy businesses are finding customers on Foursquare, Twitter and Meetup
February 12, 2010 in Social Media

Gaming the System

Success in game development and knowing when to quit landed PopCap $22.5 million.
January 18, 2010 in Financing
Peer Lending for Entrepreneurs

Peer Lending for Entrepreneurs

Person-to-person lending can score the cash your business needs.
January 18, 2010 in Bank and Other Loans
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