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Gwen Moran

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

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New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual

New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual

The expense and time it takes to get money deposited can gouge a company's profit margins. Jay Bhattacharya decided to address nearly every pain point in the transaction process.
September 30, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

Now in its third year, Chicago Ideas Week eclectic program attracts world leaders and nearly 30,000 attendees in search of creativity and new ideas. Here’s a look at how they did it.
September 27, 2013 in Grow Your Business
4 Ways to Cultivate Greater Diversity in Your Business

4 Ways to Cultivate Greater Diversity in Your Business

If everyone looks, acts and thinks the same, you could be missing important business opportunities. Here's how you can recruit and retain a more diverse employee group.
September 24, 2013 in Hiring Center
Which of These 4 Types of Managers Are You?

Which of These 4 Types of Managers Are You?

The impact that different personality types have on leadership style.
September 18, 2013 in Leadership
One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

Unpakt takes part of the pain out of moving by allowing customers to compare moving company prices online.
September 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach

Before you start spending big bucks on an executive coach, check their effectiveness on these four crucial points.
September 11, 2013 in Business Management
4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

No one is telling you that you are making these management mistakes. Here are ways you could be trashing your culture and killing employee engagement.
September 4, 2013 in Managing Employees
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
August 29, 2013 in Starting a Business
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
August 23, 2013 in Business Management
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
August 16, 2013 in Human Resources
4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
August 15, 2013 in Managing Employees
4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

When the workplace is filled with drama, employees and productivity suffer. Here are four ways to stomp out the politics and get back to work.
August 12, 2013 in Human Resources

3 Ways Teams Undermine Themselves

Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.
August 1, 2013 in Managing Employees

3 Annoying Online Communication Habits You Need to Break

You're tweeting, posting, emailing and texting like mad. But are you driving your audience crazy? Possibly, if you're doing these three things.
July 24, 2013 in Business Management

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
July 24, 2013 in Human Resources
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
July 18, 2013 in Success Stories
3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
July 17, 2013 in Managing Employees

3 Questions to Get Your Business Unstuck

Dogged by a recurring problem in your business? Ask yourself three simple questions to help you get unstuck and back on track.
July 9, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

People, product and passion can help you compete against a giant company in any field.
July 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies

4 Simple Actions to Lead a More Meaningful Life

Motivational speaker Dan Clark shares easy steps you can take to make your life more significant and fulfilling.
June 24, 2013 in Lifestyle
Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples

Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples

A college entrepreneur found a way to take the frustration out of fixing damaged mobile devices.
June 19, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Corporate creativity guru Erik Wahl offers three unconventional tactics to boost employee engagement.
June 19, 2013 in Managing Employees
5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.
June 14, 2013 in Leadership

How to Hire the Best Recent Graduates for Your Business

New graduates can give your company a fresh way of looking at business problems. Here are five steps for hiring the best and brightest of the class of 2013.
June 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
The Basics of Obamacare

The Basics of Obamacare

Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
May 29, 2013 in Human Resources

How Website Optimization Helped a Small-Business Owner Bounce Back From Debt

Four ways a Wisconsin perfume retailer overcame debt and started over and to find new success online.
May 27, 2013 in Your Website
3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes

Metail creates a 3-D avatar of shoppers then digitizes clothing collections and merges the garment images with the customer's avatar.
May 12, 2013 in Apps & Software

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business

Ahead of Mother's Day, lessons from managing a family that use can use to manage your employees.
May 10, 2013 in Business Management

Lessons in Avoiding Size Bias From N.J. Governor Christie to Abercrombie & Fitch

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's weight loss, and Abercrombie & Fitch CEO's refusal to carry plus sized clothing have placed weight issues in the spotlight. Three tips on how to make sure your bus
5 Strategies to Build a Global Brand

5 Strategies to Build a Global Brand

Expanding your business into new markets presents exiting opportunities. There is also a lot of potential for missteps. Here is what to consider in order to build a strong worldwide brand.
May 7, 2013 in Branding
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