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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Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner
Business Management

Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner

How to survive and rebuild while dealing with grief and loss.
The Pros and Cons of Peer Review
Managing Employees

The Pros and Cons of Peer Review

Four things to consider to make peer reviews more effective.
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding
Venture Capital

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.
How to Be a More Charismatic Leader
Leadership

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.
How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy
Cash Flow & Money Management

How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.
How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster
Success Stories

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
Web Startup Helps Track Customer Reviews
Customer Loyalty and Retention

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.
How to Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2013
Growth Strategies

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.
How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills
Growth Strategies

How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills

Four ways to merge your brain and gut for better outcomes.
What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client
Business Management

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.
4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs
Leadership

4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs

What your business can learn from a company with a very unconventional management structure.
6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
Insurance

6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

The stories of three resilient entrepreneurs who used strength and resourcefulness to keep their businesses going after the storm.
How to Banish Holiday Stress
Managing Employees

How to Banish Holiday Stress

It's the busiest time of the year, follow these four ways to decompress now.
Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time
Business Ideas

Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time

Classtivity brings the online booking model to recreation.
Your Business Without You: 4 Steps to Finding Your Successor
Leadership

Your Business Without You: 4 Steps to Finding Your Successor

What you need to do now to ensure leadership continuity in your business.
4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics
Business Management

4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

If your business booms during one season and lags the rest of the year, here's how to smooth out the fluctuations.
4 Ways to Disconnect and Get More Done Without Unplugging Completely
Productivity

4 Ways to Disconnect and Get More Done Without Unplugging Completely

Here's how to find more tech-free time and gain control over your workday.
How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive
Managing Employees

How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive

Five appreciation opportunities you can adopt today.
How One Franchise Owner Got His Businesses Running After Hurricane Sandy
Franchises

How One Franchise Owner Got His Businesses Running After Hurricane Sandy

How Eric Casaburi's Retro Fitness and Let's Yo! franchise systems bounced back after the superstorm.
How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It
Venture Capital

How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It

Vungle, a mobile advertising startup, makes trailers for apps and had investors fighting get in on the action.
Entrepreneurial Doctor Takes the Sting Out of Shots
Inventing

Entrepreneurial Doctor Takes the Sting Out of Shots

An entrepreneurial doc sets aside her own jitters to help quell the fears of others
How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel
Startup Basics

How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

Three steps to make your entrepreneurial anxiety work for you.
How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone
Apps & Software

How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone

Weebly introduces its free blogging platform as an iSO app.
6 Ways to Stay Productive in a Power Outage
Productivity

6 Ways to Stay Productive in a Power Outage

As Hurricane Sandy barrels into the Eastern Seaboard, don't let a loss of electricity slow down your progress.
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Leadership Style
Leadership

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Leadership Style

How to recognize four of the most common leadership styles.
How to Start a Foundation
How To Start a Business

How to Start a Foundation

Establishing a nonprofit requires an ongoing commitment, not just an initial injection of funding. Here are the steps to take when you're ready to jump in.
Should You Use Personality Testing in Hiring?
Managing Employees

Should You Use Personality Testing in Hiring?

Four factors to consider to use employment personality tests effectively.
BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity
Startup Financing

BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

DIY web platform helps clear up possible identity mix-ups online that could cost you business or your reputation.
How to Develop a Culture of Innovation
Innovation

How to Develop a Culture of Innovation

Jeffrey Phillips, co-founder of OVO, an innovation consulting firm, shares how any company can create a more innovative environment.
How to Make a Poor Performance Review More Effective
Managing Employees

How to Make a Poor Performance Review More Effective

4 tips for making the task of presenting bad news less painful -- and more productive -- for everyone.
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