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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).

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Would Your Website Pass a Usability Test?

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.
April 12, 2012 in Your Website
Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma

Yoga Program Offers Instant Karma

A community service certification requirement aims to spread some om to those in need.
April 7, 2012 in Success Stories
From Intern to Venture-Backed Entrepreneur With a Little Help From Big Data

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.
April 5, 2012 in Success Stories
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Late-Stage Venture-Capital Investors

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.
April 4, 2012 in Venture Capital
Four Rules for Location-Based Marketing Without Creeping Out Customers

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.
April 2, 2012 in Marketing Basics
PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

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.
March 27, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

Last-Minute Ways to Save on Your Taxes

Consider these ideas for tax breaks on your 2011 taxes.
March 22, 2012 in Tax Center
How to Repair a Damaged Reputation Online

How to Repair a Damaged Reputation Online

Online rumors got your brand down? Get ready to fight back.
March 20, 2012 in Branding
Looking to Borrow? An Audited Financial Statement Can Help

Looking to Borrow? An Audited Financial Statement Can Help

Paying for audited financials may help you get credit and reduce interest rates.
March 19, 2012 in Accounting Basics
Five Simple Ways Startups Can Save Money

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.
March 17, 2012 in Startup Basics
Three Ways to Use QR Codes for Business

Three Ways to Use QR Codes for Business

These small companies turned the now-ubiquitous QR code into a new sales machine.
March 13, 2012 in Mobile
When Seeking Funding, Credit Unions Can Be Worth Checking Out

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
March 13, 2012 in Financing
Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.
March 9, 2012 in Venture Capital
The Four People You Need on Your Team

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.
March 8, 2012 in Startup Basics
A New App for Reporting Customer-Service Issues

A New App for Reporting Customer-Service Issues

Tello notifies business owners when customer service reviews are posted.
March 7, 2012 in Apps & Software
Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards

Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards

Business credit cards have their benefits, but it's good to know their downsides as well.
March 7, 2012 in Cash Flow & Money Management
How Stageit Is Becoming a Must-Have Commerce Tool For Music Entrepreneurs

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.
March 4, 2012 in Office Tech
Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help

Many nonprofits can't afford the help of designers and copywriters. CrowdSpring's volunteer program offers a solution.
March 3, 2012 in Success Stories
How Your Business Can Get on Siri's Radar

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

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.
February 27, 2012 in Financing
10 Hot Export Markets for Small Businesses

10 Hot Export Markets for Small Businesses

A look at a range of export opportunities, as well as challenges, for companies seeking growth beyond their home borders.
February 22, 2012 in Exploring New Markets
Six Books on Leadership Worth Actually Reading

Six Books on Leadership Worth Actually Reading

No one springs forth from the womb a fully formed leader--but some books can shorten the learning curve
February 22, 2012 in Leadership
The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.
February 20, 2012 in Managing Employees
How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

Leveraging the benefits of their training and specialized resources, military veterans are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship. Here's a look at their battle plans.
February 20, 2012 in Success Stories
Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

Startup Aims to Make Social Media Easier for Superstars

WhoSay, an insider's social-media management tool, attracts millions in financing, even without a revenue model.
February 16, 2012 in Social Media
How Pawngo Put a Modern Spin on an Old-Fashioned Business

How Pawngo Put a Modern Spin on an Old-Fashioned Business

A smart rebranding landed this online pawn shop new customers and investors.
February 13, 2012 in Your Website
Need Inspiration? Three 'Doing Good' Success Stories

Need Inspiration? Three 'Doing Good' Success Stories

We follow up with some of our do-gooders from past columns.
February 12, 2012 in Success Stories
How One Small Business Redesigned its Website for Better Sales

How One Small Business Redesigned its Website for Better Sales

A total overhaul adds sizzle to an electronics company's web sales.
February 8, 2012 in Your Website
A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans

A New Tool to Compare Health-Care Plans

A look at how small-business owners can more easily research information on health insurance options.
February 6, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
A Computer Business That Gives Back Through Tech Upgrades

A Computer Business That Gives Back Through Tech Upgrades

How inQuo helps startups and struggling small businesses in need of equipment.
January 28, 2012 in Profiles
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