Gwen Moran

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

School of Investment
Venture and Angel Investors

School of Investment

Student-run venture funds offer startups a financing alternative, but they may not be the place to seek guidance and connections.
The Rise of the Virtual Classroom
Startup Financing

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.
Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan
SBA and Government Funding

Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

The new rules for this program help small businesses buy real estate, equipment and machinery.
Two-Wheeled Philanthropy
Success Stories

Two-Wheeled Philanthropy

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

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?
The <em>New</em> New Alternatives
Financing

The New New Alternatives

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

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
Entrepreneur Magazine

Facebook's Face-Off

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

Sweet Charity: A Nonprofit Success Story

Making honey becomes a big business for teenage sisters -- and a big benefit for cancer research.
Radio Days Revisited
Success Stories

Radio Days Revisited

BlogTalkRadio seizes on an overlooked market niche--and a new round of funding.
Tapping City-based Capital Coffers
Startup Financing

Tapping City-based Capital Coffers

New York and other cities are launching their own venture funds. Are they good for your business?
Credit Unions to the Rescue?
Cash Flow & Money Management

Credit Unions to the Rescue?

Find out how this old-school alternative to traditional banks could be the answer to your credit-crunch blues.
Free Paint to Good Home
Success Stories

Free Paint to Good Home

A Colorado painter provides free makeovers for crisis-stricken homeowners.
Do You Believe in Super Angels?
Angel Investors

Do You Believe in Super Angels?

An early-stage investor by any name can be just as useful to funding your business.
How to Get Paid Faster
Billing and Collections

How to Get Paid Faster

Methods for streamlining your company's collection practices
Baby Proof
Success Stories

Baby Proof

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

The Opportunity in Opinion

PowerReviews proves the value of filtered, aggregated customer feedback by closing a third round of funding.
The Voices of Venture Capital
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.
The Bank in Your Backyard
Bank Loans and Microloans

The Bank in Your Backyard

Building strong connections with community banks can pay off during uncertain economic times.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Health-Care Reform
Compensation and Benefits

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Health-Care Reform

Separate fact from fiction and get your business ready for what's ahead.
Business Ideas

From Dough to Dough

A website stirs cookie sales into charitable donations.
Cash Flow & Money Management

Out of Season

Strategies for surviving the downtime in a cyclical business
Growing Your Business

When to Share a Piece of the Pie

Does it make sense to trade ownership for services?
Success Stories

Next-Generation House Calls

Consult A Doctor lands $5 million to provide telemedicine nationwide.
Social Media

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.
Online Marketing

Pay for Praise

New FTC guidelines address paid endorsements.
Knowledgewebb is Power
Success Stories

Knowledgewebb is Power

A site that teaches people new to the job front not to sweat the tech
Online Marketing

Be a Follower

Must-add tweeps to any business owner's Twitter feed
Success Stories

Toward Greener, Safer Roads

A company that analyzes driver behavior gets millions in investment to help it travel further.
Cash Flow & Money Management

The Cost of Found Money

Ignoring escheatment laws could leave your business open to liability.
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