Gwen Moran

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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Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off
Managing Employees

Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off

Corporate creativity guru Erik Wahl offers three unconventional tactics to boost employee engagement.
5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style
Leadership

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.
Hiring Center

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.
The Basics of Obamacare
Human Resources

The Basics of Obamacare

Here are the vitals you need to know about SMBs and The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Websites

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.
3-D Tech Lets Online Shoppers 'Try on' Clothes
Apps & Software

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.
Business Management

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.
Customer Loyalty and Retention

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
Branding

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.
Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace
Business Management

Surprising Ways to Create an Inspiring Workspace

A design expert shares three trends for winning workspaces.
3 Unique Hiring Techniques to Find the Right Person for the Job
Hiring Center

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

Offbeat hiring practices that get past canned answers.
How to Avoid Cultural Missteps When Doing Business With Other Countries
Business Travel

How to Avoid Cultural Missteps When Doing Business With Other Countries

Four expert tips to avoid confusion and conflict in multicultural communication.
What Happens When a Storefront and a Social Media Network Combine?
Social Media

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

Storenvy mixes a no-cost e-commerce platform with community engagement.
4 Leadership Skills That Hobbies Help Build
Leadership

4 Leadership Skills That Hobbies Help Build

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

5 Ways to Work With Extroverted Employees

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

Quick Tips for Managing Introverted Employees

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

What Your Business Can Learn From March Madness

Four lessons on teambuilding from the NCAA basketball tournament.
Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions
Finding Customers

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
3 Ingredients for Building Effective Teams
Hiring Center

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.
Zappos' Secrets to Building an Empowering Company Culture
Managing Employees

Zappos' Secrets to Building an Empowering Company Culture

Five key elements to building a customer and employee-centric culture from Zappos' culture coach.
CrowdCall App Revolutionizes Conference Calling
Apps & Software

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.
The 3 Leadership Behaviors That Make Your Employees Feel Fulfilled
The 'Treps

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.
6 Steps to Connecting With Influential People
Networking

6 Steps to Connecting With Influential People

How to create a more powerful network.
Inside 3 Inspiring Workplaces
Motivation and Retention

Inside 3 Inspiring Workplaces

Successful entrepreneurs take us on a tour of their amazing offices and explain how their work environment inspires creativity.
E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier
Technology

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.
How to Create an Effective Office Romance Policy
Managing Employees

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.
How to Handle Emotional Outbursts at Work
Leadership

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.
New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

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.
Secrets of Successful Interviews
Hiring Center

Secrets of Successful Interviews

Five unexpected ways to get better results from your hiring process.
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