Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
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BodyShopBids clears the confusion around disparate car-repair quotes
Here, reminders you need to start now to take (at least a little) time out for yourself to prevent burnout.
How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
How entrepreneur Annette Giacomazzi handled a triple threat to her business and her life, and still managed to come up out on top.
Yesterday's leader can become tomorrow's laggard without innovation and reinvention. Here's how to always stay ahead of the competition.
Sevenly serves its causes through the sale of limited-edition T-shirts.
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.
PowerVoice enables social media personalities to promote brands for bucks.
A social media answer for helping parents find reliable, trusted babysitters -- fast
ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
Affordable usability audits can weed out glaring trouble spots. A range of services are available to help for less than $200.
A community service certification requirement aims to spread some om to those in need.
Competition site Kaggle makes predictive modeling more effective and efficient--and a lot more fun.
If you're looking to scale up one day, it will pay to know now about how late-stage investing works.
Now companies can pitch location-based offers to smartphone customers instantly--and potentially make them feel uneasy.
Payments & Collections
When PayPal launched its newest mobile payment platform, it joined a wide selection of existing services. Here's a breakdown of the leaders.
Consider these ideas for tax breaks on your 2011 taxes.
Online rumors got your brand down? Get ready to fight back.
Paying for audited financials may help you get credit and reduce interest rates.
So you're launching a business on a shoestring. Here are a few money-savers that you may have overlooked.
These small companies turned the now-ubiquitous QR code into a new sales machine.
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
Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.
Forget fantasy sports. This is the real-life team you should have in place for your business to thrive.
Apps & Software
Tello notifies business owners when customer service reviews are posted.
Musicians can streamlive shows to virtual concert-goers through a hassle-free online auditorium.
Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
Sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo attract hobbyists and wannabes, but they can also help aspiring raise up to the five or six figures.