Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
Need a nudge to hire a new employee? The financial software company is offering funding to small businesses that create jobs.
Starting a Business
Good financial management is key to startup success. You can get your business off to a sound start if you can avoid these money traps.
Cardboard punch cards and laminated key-ring tags are so last year. These apps can help you put your rewards program on smartphones.
James Hunt, an angel investor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, shares his secrets on getting attention from financial backers.
The every-decade survey can offer insights on demographics and competition for determining potential markets.
Small Business - Big Impact
Business plans don't have to be a lengthy ordeal. But you're more likely to get off to a good start if you think through critical questions about how you'll make money and run the show.
Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
The money is coming back in business borrowing-- so why don't businesses want it? Here's a look at what some innovative community banks are doing to try to be your lender.
Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
There are a number of ways to keep the money coming in, even after your high season has passed. Think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas, even if they may seem a bit zany.
To increase conversions, a website set out to test changes to increase registrations, calls and sales.
Looking to bring together your community to support local businesses? Consider these guidelines for getting started.
There's more to Quora than meets the eye. Entrepreneurs, marketers and even investors are tapping its benefits.
Ready To Launch
A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
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