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 Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers
Finance

How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers

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.
How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business
Finance

How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business

Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding
Finance

How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding

Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost
Growth Strategies

Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

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.
How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future
Marketing

How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future

To increase conversions, a website set out to test changes to increase registrations, calls and sales.
Three Steps to Grow Your Own 'Buy Local' Campaign
Marketing

Three Steps to Grow Your Own 'Buy Local' Campaign

Looking to bring together your community to support local businesses? Consider these guidelines for getting started.
Beyond Q&A: The Many Uses of Quora
Marketing

Beyond Q&A: The Many Uses of Quora

There's more to Quora than meets the eye. Entrepreneurs, marketers and even investors are tapping its benefits.
How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital
Finance

How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover
Growth Strategies

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

A revolving door of workers can take a toll on your company in surprising ways. Here are four that you might not notice.
Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless
Starting a Business

Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless

EDAR offers mobile protection to give homeless people a roof as a low-cost alternative solution to a widespread community problem.
1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal
Entrepreneurs

1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal

This 28-year-old Brooklynite built a successful business around the concept of loss leaders. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them
Growth Strategies

Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
How and Why One Company Chose to Organize As a 'B Corp'

How and Why One Company Chose to Organize As a 'B Corp'

A B corporation designation can help back up a nonprofit's 'doing good' rep. Is it right for your social venture?
Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business
Cash Flow Center

Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business

From IRAs to profit-sharing plans, learn which option is best to consider for your company's future.
Need to Rent Stuff or Have Stuff You Want to Rent? SnapGoods May Be for You

Need to Rent Stuff or Have Stuff You Want to Rent? SnapGoods May Be for You

This rental site thrives on the philosophy 'Why buy when you can borrow?'