Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

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
Growth Strategies

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
Growth Strategies

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.
Which of These 4 Types of Managers Are You?
Leadership

Which of These 4 Types of Managers Are You?

The impact that different personality types have on leadership style.
One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies
Starting a Business

One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

Unpakt takes part of the pain out of moving by allowing customers to compare moving company prices online.
4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach
Growth Strategies

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach

Before you start spending big bucks on an executive coach, check their effectiveness on these four crucial points.
4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy
Growth Strategies

4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

No one is telling you that you are making these management mistakes. Here are ways you could be trashing your culture and killing employee engagement.
Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor
Starting a Business

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?
Growth Strategies

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy
Growth Strategies

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem
Growth Strategies

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

When the workplace is filled with drama, employees and productivity suffer. Here are four ways to stomp out the politics and get back to work.
Growth Strategies

3 Ways Teams Undermine Themselves

Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.
3 Annoying Online Communication Habits You Need to Break
Growth Strategies

3 Annoying Online Communication Habits You Need to Break

You're tweeting, posting, emailing and texting like mad. But are you driving your audience crazy? Possibly, if you're doing these three things.
Growth Strategies

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?