Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

Marketing

Masters of the Tweet

With more than 19,000 followers, Ben Parr is a social media pro. So, who does he follow?
An Investment for Healthy Living
Starting a Business

An Investment for Healthy Living

A social network that promotes healthier living through group support and motivation attracts a $5 million VC investment.
Beware Growing Retail Fraud
Finance

Beware Growing Retail Fraud

The National Retail Federation estimates that retail fraud cost the industry $9.6 billion in 2009.
How to Best Use Crowdsourcing
Growth Strategies

How to Best Use Crowdsourcing

How can crowdsourcing work for your business? A look at some online resources that stand out from the crowd.
Meet Your Mentor
Technology

Meet Your Mentor

A new online matchmaker offers to connect small-business owners with volunteer advisors.
Growth Strategies

What You Need to Know About Online Use Law

When it comes to your company's online presence, what you don't know about copyright law can hurt you.
Finance

Is it Time for a CFO?

Managing financial issues can take a toll on owners. Know when to turn to a pro.
Protecting Your Personal Finances
Finance

Protecting Your Personal Finances

Keep a good separation between business and personal to make sure you'll be OK if your business isn't.
How to Reduce Credit Card Fees
Finance

How to Reduce Credit Card Fees

Rates for business credit cards are still high. Here are ways to knock them down.
Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt
Starting a Business

Online Network for Local Farmers Hits Pay Dirt

An online effort to connect farmers with consumers trying to buy local gets a million-dollar VC infusion.
Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries
Starting a Business

Pouring Bottled-Water Profits into Developing Countries

Two entrepreneurs help tackle the clean-water crisis in impoverished communities around the world.
The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?
Starting a Business

The Startup Visa: a Boost for Small Business?

Proposed legislation could make it easier for entrepreneurs from other countries to start their businesses in the U.S.
Finding Your Perfect Franchise
Franchises

Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.
Media Mash-up
Marketing

Media Mash-up

Merging social networks with e-mail marketing can maximize your exposure.
The Fraud Fight That Never Ends
Finance

The Fraud Fight That Never Ends

How to keep your customers' financial data safe in an increasingly unsafe environment