Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

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?
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing
Starting a Business

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
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3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now
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3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
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3 Questions to Get Your Business Unstuck

Dogged by a recurring problem in your business? Ask yourself three simple questions to help you get unstuck and back on track.
Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube
Growth Strategies

Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

People, product and passion can help you compete against a giant company in any field.
Entrepreneurs

4 Simple Actions to Lead a More Meaningful Life

Motivational speaker Dan Clark shares easy steps you can take to make your life more significant and fulfilling.
Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples
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.
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Want More Creative and Productive Employees? Let Them Goof Off
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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.
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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
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The Basics of Obamacare

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

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
Technology

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.
Growth Strategies

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.