Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

Seven Signs You Need a Break from Your Business
Entrepreneurs

Seven Signs You Need a Break from Your Business

Whether it's a two-week vacay or regular breaks during your workday, you need to find time to chill.
Ready to Declare Your Independence? A Seven-Point Checklist
Starting a Business

Ready to Declare Your Independence? A Seven-Point Checklist

How to tell when it's time to say good-bye to the steady paycheck.
Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding
Finance

Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding

A look at some of the more hopeful signals from the world of commercial lending, community banks, credit unions and venture backers
From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner
Startup Basics

From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner

First-time business owners starting a venture in unfamiliar waters face a special set of challenges. Here are three who tackled them with success.
A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause
Starting a Business

A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause

When his first idea doesn't hold water, an entrepreneur turns to gum -- and a philanthropic business model.
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How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game

How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game

This Austin company can turn almost anyone into a game developer.
Five Recovery Steps Business Owners Need to Take Now
Growth Strategies

Five Recovery Steps Business Owners Need to Take Now

How to put your company in the best position to benefit from an improving economy.
Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes
Finance

Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes

A host of websites have sprung up to help people raise money from supporters.
How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App
Entrepreneurs

How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

The founders of fitness app developer Abvio share the secret to their super-fast success.
How a Young Entrepreneur Cobbled Together a Business By Recycling Vinyl into Shoes
Entrepreneurs

How a Young Entrepreneur Cobbled Together a Business By Recycling Vinyl into Shoes

Paperfeet is building an eco-friendly business out of discarded billboard materials.
How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Paying Too Much in Sales Tax
Finance

How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Paying Too Much in Sales Tax

Consider taking these three steps to avoid overpaying the tax man. Plus, the best and the worst tax states for business owners.
How to Barter to Save Money Without Running Afoul Labor and Tax Rules
Growth Strategies

How to Barter to Save Money Without Running Afoul Labor and Tax Rules

Here's what your business needs to know about volunteers and paying in barter.
Craigslist Founder Launches a New Site to Connect Nonprofits
Marketing

Craigslist Founder Launches a New Site to Connect Nonprofits

Craig Newmark's new site is designed to bring together a world's worth of helping hands.
A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger
Starting a Business

A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
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Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur
Finance

Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur

A Kansas City firm turns the traditional VC funding model on its head and captures new opportunities.