Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).

How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions
Starting a Business

How CouchSurfing Got its Start, and Landed VC Millions

Four entrepreneurs find more than pocket change in their couch.
Toy Maker Makes a Difference in Honduras
Starting a Business

Toy Maker Makes a Difference in Honduras

Tegu puts toys to work to build a better future for homeless kids.
How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products
Business Optimization

How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

Household brands like Office Depot, Sam's Club and Google are offering financial products, but are they the way to go for your business?
Building a Business on Regifting
Starting a Business

Building a Business on Regifting

With Shift My Gift, recipients can donate the money Aunt Gladys wanted to spend on them instead of having to find space for yet another useless tchotchke.
A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot
Growth Strategies

A 2011 Holiday Shopping Trend Snapshot

What retail forecasters expect from online customers during the holiday spending season this year.
Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay
Starting a Business

Building a Business on Busy Schedules and Making Errands Pay

TaskRabbit lands $5 million in funding, as it banks on its errand service to help you get stuff done.
Small-Business Cards Offer Rewards, Some Risk
Business Optimization

Small-Business Cards Offer Rewards, Some Risk

Banks are targeting more credit cards at small businesses, but companies must weigh the incentives against the potential costs.
Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future
Growth Strategies

Artisan Cheesemaker's Whey of the Future

In a surprisingly competitive world of artisanal cheesemaking, one Wisconsin producer has a taste for helping others.
Is Your Billing Process Delaying Payments?
Finance

Is Your Billing Process Delaying Payments?

Four tips to better use your invoices to get paid faster.
How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment
Growth Strategies

How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment

Entrepreneurs who help their team strengthen important skills, and add to them, can see a boost to their bottom line.
How to Stop Losing Money From Coupons
Marketing

How to Stop Losing Money From Coupons

Four tips to save your business from extreme couponing practices.
10 Creative Money-Saving Tactics for Small-Business Owners
Finance

10 Creative Money-Saving Tactics for Small-Business Owners

Looking for ways to do more with less? Consider the tactics that some small-business owners devised to stretch a dollar.
Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself
Starting a Business

Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself

There's a lot more to DIY than that wobbly table you built (and your spouse hates). A Maker Movement leader weighs in on the growth of the DIY community.
From Cancer Patient to a Multimillion-Dollar Beacon of Hope
Starting a Business

From Cancer Patient to a Multimillion-Dollar Beacon of Hope

How Lee Rhodes went from battling illness to creating a votive and candleholder company that offers comfort to consumers and financial support to cancer patients.
Essential Apps for Startups
Technology

Essential Apps for Startups

These smartphone apps can help keep you organized when you're on the go starting your business.