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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Startup Helps Fend Off Car Repair Ripoffs
Success Stories

Startup Helps Fend Off Car Repair Ripoffs

BodyShopBids clears the confusion around disparate car-repair quotes
Six Signs You Need a Break From the Startup Grind
Lifestyle

Six Signs You Need a Break From the Startup Grind

Here, reminders you need to start now to take (at least a little) time out for yourself to prevent burnout.
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully
Managing Employees

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
From Major Crisis to Comeback, What One Startup Learned
Leadership

From Major Crisis to Comeback, What One Startup Learned

How entrepreneur Annette Giacomazzi handled a triple threat to her business and her life, and still managed to come up out on top.
Four Rules for Innovative Leadership
Leadership

Four Rules for Innovative Leadership

Yesterday's leader can become tomorrow's laggard without innovation and reinvention. Here's how to always stay ahead of the competition.
Doing Good One T-Shirt at a Time
Success Stories

Doing Good One T-Shirt at a Time

Sevenly serves its causes through the sale of limited-edition T-shirts.
Big Investors Are Helping Trippy Go the Distance
Venture Capital

Big Investors Are Helping Trippy Go the Distance

Backed by author Tim Ferriss, singer Jason Mraz and Randi Zuckerberg, Trippy lets you tap the wisdom of your social network for in-the-know recommendations.
How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets
Success Stories

How PowerVoice Is Cashing In on Paid Tweets

PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.
Mom's Startup Success Story:  'Open Table' Reservation Service for Babysitters
Success Stories

Mom's Startup Success Story: 'Open Table' Reservation Service for Babysitters

A social media answer for helping parents find reliable, trusted babysitters -- fast
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup
Venture Capital

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
Would Your Website Pass a Usability Test?
Websites

Would Your Website Pass a Usability Test?

Affordable usability audits can weed out glaring trouble spots. A range of services are available to help for less than $200.
Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma
Success Stories

Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma

A community service certification requirement aims to spread some om to those in need.
From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data
Success Stories

From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

Competition site Kaggle makes predictive modeling more effective and efficient--and a lot more fun.
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors
Venture Capital

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
Four Rules for Location-Based Marketing Without Creeping Out Customers
Marketing Basics

Four Rules for Location-Based Marketing Without Creeping Out Customers

Now companies can pitch location-based offers to smartphone customers instantly--and potentially make them feel uneasy.
PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There
Payments & Collections

PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

When PayPal launched its newest mobile payment platform, it joined a wide selection of existing services. Here's a breakdown of the leaders.
Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes
Tax Center

Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

Consider these ideas for tax breaks on your 2011 taxes.
How to Repair a Damaged Reputation Online
Branding

How to Repair a Damaged Reputation Online

Online rumors got your brand down? Get ready to fight back.
Looking to Borrow? An Audited Financial Statement Can Help
Accounting Basics

Looking to Borrow? An Audited Financial Statement Can Help

Paying for audited financials may help you get credit and reduce interest rates.
Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money
Startup Basics

Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money

So you're launching a business on a shoestring. Here are a few money-savers that you may have overlooked.
Three Ways to Use QR Codes for Business
Mobile

Three Ways to Use QR Codes for Business

These small companies turned the now-ubiquitous QR code into a new sales machine.
When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out
Financing

When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

More credit unions are offering business loans, and their interest rates and fees are often lower than at commercial banks. What's more, their loan officers typically have more flexibility and decisio
Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business
Venture Capital

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.
The Four People You Need on Your Team
Startup Basics

The Four People You Need on Your Team

Forget fantasy sports. This is the real-life team you should have in place for your business to thrive.
A New App for Reporting Customer-Service Issues
Apps & Software

A New App for Reporting Customer-Service Issues

Tello notifies business owners when customer service reviews are posted.
Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards
Cash Flow & Money Management

Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards

Business credit cards have their benefits, but it's good to know their downsides as well.
How Stageit Is Becoming a Must-Have Commerce Tool For Music Entrepreneurs
Office Tech

How Stageit Is Becoming a Must-Have Commerce Tool For Music Entrepreneurs

Musicians can streamlive shows to virtual concert-goers through a hassle-free online auditorium.
Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help
Success Stories

Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
How Your Business Can Get on Siri's Radar
SEO | Search Engine Optimization

How Your Business Can Get on Siri's Radar

Make sure your business garners love from the iPhone's new voice-activated search assistant.
How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding
Financing

How to Raise Cash With Crowdfunding

Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo attract hobbyists and wannabes, but they can also help aspiring raise up to the five or six figures.
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