Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan
Finance

Take Another Look: The SBA 504 Loan

The new rules for this program help small businesses buy real estate, equipment and machinery.
Two-Wheeled Philanthropy
Starting a Business

Two-Wheeled Philanthropy

An unlikely alliance between a good citizen and a bike shop owner has helped more than 12,000 people get around.
What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill
Starting a Business

What You Need to Know About the Small-Business Bill

The Small Business Jobs Act is expected to finally pass this week, but what will it really do to help entrepreneurs?
The <em>New</em> New Alternatives
Finance

The New New Alternatives

A different crop of lenders is emerging, claiming that it will revolutionize tight credit markets. Really?
Online Tools to Ease Your Tax Tension
Finance

Online Tools to Ease Your Tax Tension

If you're self-employed and pay quarterly estimated taxes, the IRS is likely looking for some cash from you by Sept. 15. These websites won't take away the pain of the payment, but they'll make it a bit easier to settle up with Uncle Sam.

Facebook's Face-Off

Are the social media giant's privacy woes a concern?
Sweet Charity: A Nonprofit Success Story
Entrepreneurs

Sweet Charity: A Nonprofit Success Story

Making honey becomes a big business for teenage sisters -- and a big benefit for cancer research.
Radio Days Revisited
Starting a Business

Radio Days Revisited

BlogTalkRadio seizes on an overlooked market niche--and a new round of funding.
Tapping City-based Capital Coffers
Starting a Business

Tapping City-based Capital Coffers

New York and other cities are launching their own venture funds. Are they good for your business?
Credit Unions to the Rescue?
Business Optimization

Credit Unions to the Rescue?

Find out how this old-school alternative to traditional banks could be the answer to your credit-crunch blues.
Free Paint to Good Home
Starting a Business

Free Paint to Good Home

A Colorado painter provides free makeovers for crisis-stricken homeowners.
Do You Believe in Super Angels?
Starting a Business

Do You Believe in Super Angels?

An early-stage investor by any name can be just as useful to funding your business.
How to Get Paid Faster
Business Optimization

How to Get Paid Faster

Methods for streamlining your company's collection practices
Baby Proof
Starting a Business

Baby Proof

An upstart maker of glass baby bottles gets the attention of green-friendly VCs.
The Opportunity in Opinion
Starting a Business

The Opportunity in Opinion

PowerReviews proves the value of filtered, aggregated customer feedback by closing a third round of funding.