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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

4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs

4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs

What your business can learn from a company with a very unconventional management structure.
December 19, 2012 in Leadership
6 Lessons from Small Businesses Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

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.
December 13, 2012 in Insurance
How to Banish Holiday Stress

How to Banish Holiday Stress

It's the busiest time of the year, follow these four ways to decompress now.
December 12, 2012 in Managing Employees
Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time

Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time

Classtivity brings the online booking model to recreation.
December 6, 2012 in Business Ideas
Your Business Without You: 4 Steps to Finding Your Successor

Your Business Without You: 4 Steps to Finding Your Successor

What you need to do now to ensure leadership continuity in your business.
December 5, 2012 in Leadership
4 Seasonal Business Survival Tactics

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.
November 28, 2012 in Business Management
4 Ways to Disconnect and Get More Done Without Unplugging Completely

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.
November 20, 2012 in Productivity
How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive

How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive

Five appreciation opportunities you can adopt today.
November 14, 2012 in Managing Employees
How One Franchise Owner Got His Businesses Running After Hurricane Sandy

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.
November 8, 2012 in Franchises
How to Get Funding? Act Like You Don't Need It

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.
November 5, 2012 in Venture Capital
Entrepreneurial Doctor Takes the Sting Out of Shots

Entrepreneurial Doctor Takes the Sting Out of Shots

An entrepreneurial doc sets aside her own jitters to help quell the fears of others
October 31, 2012 in Inventing
How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

How to Turn Your Fear into Fuel

Three steps to make your entrepreneurial anxiety work for you.
October 30, 2012 in Startup Basics
How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone

How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone

Weebly introduces its free blogging platform as an iSO app.
October 30, 2012 in Apps & Software
6 Ways to Stay Productive in a Power Outage

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.
October 29, 2012 in Productivity
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Leadership Style

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Leadership Style

How to recognize four of the most common leadership styles.
October 24, 2012 in Leadership
How to Start a Foundation

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.
October 23, 2012 in How To Start a Business
Should You Use Personality Testing in Hiring?

Should You Use Personality Testing in Hiring?

Four factors to consider to use employment personality tests effectively.
October 17, 2012 in Managing Employees
BrandYourself Helps Users Clean up Their Online Identity

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.
October 15, 2012 in Startup Financing
How to Develop a Culture of 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.
October 11, 2012 in Innovation
How to Make a Poor Performance Review More Effective

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.
October 10, 2012 in Managing Employees
3 Secrets of Happy Employees

3 Secrets of Happy Employees

Master these elements to cultivate a happier workplace and greater productivity.
October 4, 2012 in Managing Employees
3 Things to Consider About Swearing at Work

3 Things to Consider About Swearing at Work

Is swearing in the office not a big deal, or should you encourage your employees to watch what they say?
September 27, 2012 in Managing Employees
How to Build an Ethical Business Culture

How to Build an Ethical Business Culture

Three steps to make sure your employees' behavior is above board.
September 19, 2012 in Managing Employees
Should You Pass on a CEO?

Should You Pass on a CEO?

Management isn't for everyone. Four ways to let someone else take charge of your company without feeling like you are losing control.
September 13, 2012 in Business Management
Crowdtilt Makes Group-Funding Available to Everyone

Crowdtilt Makes Group-Funding Available to Everyone

The social fundraising site powers money raising efforts for everything from charities to joint vacation rentals.
September 10, 2012 in Profiles
Entrepreneur Offers Alternatives to the High Cost of Solar Energy

Entrepreneur Offers Alternatives to the High Cost of Solar Energy

OneRoof Energy wants to change the way homeowners think about solar energy, and how much it costs.
September 8, 2012 in Venture Capital
4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
September 7, 2012 in Managing Employees
4 Ways to Manage the Perils of  'Friend-ployees'

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
August 29, 2012 in Managing Employees
How Two Entrepreneurs Created an Environmentally Friendly Camp Stove

How Two Entrepreneurs Created an Environmentally Friendly Camp Stove

BioLite CampStove could be a force in reducing air pollution and deforestation all while charging your cellphone and toasting s'mores.
August 26, 2012 in Technology
3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders

3 Steps for Fixing Big Business Blunders

Everyone makes mistakes, here's advice from a pro on how to come back strong after even the most embarrassing slip-ups.
August 22, 2012 in Business Management
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