Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

Does Your Office Have These Health Landmines?
Growth Strategies

Does Your Office Have These Health Landmines?

From too little movement to too much crappy food, here's what to eliminate to make your office a healthier place.
4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged
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4 Ways to Keep Seasonal Employees Engaged

Whether for the holidays or the summer, we often need to hire extra help. Here's how to get the most out of the seasonal workers.
4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps
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4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps

Holiday parties can be a minefield. But, with a few simple tweaks, you can have fun and curb potentially bad behavior.
4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program
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4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
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Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?
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Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

5 factors to consider before handing over a pink slip because of a white lie.
5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club
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5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club

How one entrepreneur put a new spin on an old concept and created a way to help fellow business owners.
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Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters
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Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
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A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All
Technology

A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

Calm.com provides online zen for the stressed.
5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority
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5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Are these habits hurting your influence in the workplace? An expert tells you how to identify and correct them.
4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members
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4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.
Leadership: Nature or Nurture?
Leadership

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

While inherited characteristics may give some an edge, leaders require skill development and training. Here are four essential leadership traits that are a combination of nature and nurture.
Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?
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Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

Calculated decision-making is essential for entrepreneurs while recklessness puts you and your company at risk. Here are four traits to watch for to prevent dangerous decision-making and its damage.
New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual
Finance

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.
Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago
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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.
4 Ways to Cultivate Greater Diversity in Your Business
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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.