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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).

30 Recent Stories

Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

A design expert shares three trends for winning workspaces.
April 30, 2013 in Business Management
3 Unique Hiring Techniques to Find the Right Person for the Job

3 Unique Hiring Techniques to Find the Right Person for the Job

Offbeat hiring practices that get past canned answers.
April 26, 2013 in Hiring Center
How to Avoid Cultural Missteps When Doing Business With Other Countries

How to Avoid Cultural Missteps When Doing Business With Other Countries

Four expert tips to avoid confusion and conflict in multicultural communication.
April 10, 2013 in Business Travel
What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?

Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
April 5, 2013 in Social Media
4 Leadership Skills That Hobbies Help Build

4 Leadership Skills That Hobbies Help Build

To be a better in business, spend some time outside of the office cultivating personal interests.
April 4, 2013 in Leadership
5 Ways to Work With Extroverted Employees

5 Ways to Work With Extroverted Employees

A quick guide to recognizing this personality type and creating the most effective work environment.
April 1, 2013 in Managing Employees
Quick Tips for Managing Introverted Employees

Quick Tips for Managing Introverted Employees

Five ways to understand and create a better work environment for staff with this personality type.
April 1, 2013 in Managing Employees
What Your Business Can Learn From March Madness

What Your Business Can Learn From March Madness

Four lessons on teambuilding from the NCAA basketball tournament.
March 19, 2013 in Managing Employees
Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
March 18, 2013 in Finding Customers
3 Ingredients for Building Effective Teams

3 Ingredients for Building Effective Teams

Make sure you have these three elements of your team in place before you begin staffing for your next project.
March 13, 2013 in Hiring Center
Zappos' Secrets to Building an Empowering Company Culture

Zappos' Secrets to Building an Empowering Company Culture

Five key elements to building a customer and employee-centric culture from Zappos' culture coach.
March 6, 2013 in Managing Employees
CrowdCall App Revolutionizes Conference Calling

CrowdCall App Revolutionizes Conference Calling

The re-launched web-based conference calling app is now used for around 30,000 calls in the U.S. every month.
March 5, 2013 in Apps & Software
The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled

The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled

The secrets to motivating and inspiring your employees aren't as difficult as you think.
February 27, 2013 in The 'Treps
6 Steps to Connecting With Influential People

6 Steps to Connecting With Influential People

How to create a more powerful network.
February 21, 2013 in Networking
Inside 3 Inspiring Workplaces

Inside 3 Inspiring Workplaces

Successful entrepreneurs take us on a tour of their amazing offices and explain how their work environment inspires creativity.
February 20, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
February 14, 2013 in Technology
How to Create an Effective Office Romance Policy

How to Create an Effective Office Romance Policy

You can't prevent love from blossoming at work, but you can manage how it affects your business. Here are five elements of a good office romance policy.
February 13, 2013 in Managing Employees
How to Handle Emotional Outbursts at Work

How to Handle Emotional Outbursts at Work

From yelling to crying to laughing -- here's the triage plan for managing three big emotional flare-ups.
February 8, 2013 in Leadership
New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
January 31, 2013 in Startup Basics
Secrets of Successful Interviews

Secrets of Successful Interviews

Five unexpected ways to get better results from your hiring process.
January 29, 2013 in Hiring Center
Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner

Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner

How to survive and rebuild while dealing with grief and loss.
January 24, 2013 in Business Management
The Pros and Cons of Peer Review

The Pros and Cons of Peer Review

Four things to consider to make peer reviews more effective.
January 16, 2013 in Managing Employees
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
January 14, 2013 in Venture Capital
How to Be a More Charismatic Leader

How to Be a More Charismatic Leader

Some people command attention when they enter a room. Here are five tips for the rest of us.
January 10, 2013 in Leadership
How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.
January 4, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
January 3, 2013 in Success Stories
Web Startup Helps Track Customer Reviews

Web Startup Helps Track Customer Reviews

Revinate helps hoteliers track customer reviews from across the web by pulling reviews from top hospitality sites and feedback from social media.
January 3, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
How to Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2013

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2013

Here, 10 steps you can take to ensure your startup is on track for a prosperous new year.
January 2, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills

How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills

Four ways to merge your brain and gut for better outcomes.
December 31, 2012 in Growth Strategies
What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

When frustration levels are high, beware of making a hasty decision about difficult customers. Here's what you need to know before letting them go.
December 20, 2012 in Business Management
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