Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
30 Recent Stories
Venture and Angel Investors
Student-run venture funds offer startups a financing alternative, but they may not be the place to seek guidance and connections.
Three Washington University alumni create a social-media platform for online educational resources and learn how to attract investor interest.
SBA and Government Funding
The new rules for this program help small businesses buy real estate, equipment and machinery.
An unlikely alliance between a good citizen and a bike shop owner has helped more than 12,000 people get around.
The Small Business Jobs Act is expected to finally pass this week, but what will it really do to help entrepreneurs?
A different crop of lenders is emerging, claiming that it will revolutionize tight credit markets. Really?
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
Making honey becomes a big business for teenage sisters -- and a big benefit for cancer research.
BlogTalkRadio seizes on an overlooked market niche--and a new round of funding.
New York and other cities are launching their own venture funds. Are they good for your business?
Cash Flow & Money Management
Find out how this old-school alternative to traditional banks could be the answer to your credit-crunch blues.
A Colorado painter provides free makeovers for crisis-stricken homeowners.
An early-stage investor by any name can be just as useful to funding your business.
An upstart maker of glass baby bottles gets the attention of green-friendly VCs.
PowerReviews proves the value of filtered, aggregated customer feedback by closing a third round of funding.
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.
Bank Loans and Microloans
Building strong connections with community banks can pay off during uncertain economic times.
A website stirs cookie sales into charitable donations.
Consult A Doctor lands $5 million to provide telemedicine nationwide.
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.
A site that teaches people new to the job front not to sweat the tech
Must-add tweeps to any business owner's Twitter feed
A company that analyzes driver behavior gets millions in investment to help it travel further.