Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

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

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier
Growth Strategies

E-Commerce Business Makes Popping the Question Easier

Jewelry buyers get the best of both worlds: The price and flexibility of designing a engagement ring online and the in-store experience before they commit.
How to Create an Effective Office Romance Policy
Growth Strategies

How to Create an Effective Office Romance Policy

You can't prevent love from blossoming at work, but you can manage how it affects your business. Here are five elements of a good office romance policy.
How to Handle Emotional Outbursts at Work
Leadership

How to Handle Emotional Outbursts at Work

From yelling to crying to laughing -- here's the triage plan for managing three big emotional flare-ups.
New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs
Starting a Business

New Mentoring Program Aims to Help Lesbian Entrepreneurs

StartOut takes a look at the unique challenges LGBT entrepreneurs face and aims to bring the gap with its second annual mentorship program.
Secrets of Successful Interviews
Growth Strategies

Secrets of Successful Interviews

Five unexpected ways to get better results from your hiring process.
Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner
Growth Strategies

Six Tips to Keep Your Business Going After Losing Your Partner

How to survive and rebuild while dealing with grief and loss.
The Pros and Cons of Peer Review
Growth Strategies

The Pros and Cons of Peer Review

Four things to consider to make peer reviews more effective.
How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding
Finance

How a New Take on the Stroller Snagged $20 Million in Funding

4moms, an inventive child-care products business plans to build tech into strollers and infant seats.
How to Be a More Charismatic Leader
Leadership

How to Be a More Charismatic Leader

Some people command attention when they enter a room. Here are five tips for the rest of us.
How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy
Finance

How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.
How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster
Franchises

How 3 Franchise Owners Came Back From Disaster

When times got tough, these franchisees held their ground and didn't look back.
Web Startup Helps Track Customer Reviews
Marketing

Web Startup Helps Track Customer Reviews

Revinate helps hoteliers track customer reviews from across the web by pulling reviews from top hospitality sites and feedback from social media.
How to Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2013
Growth Strategies

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level in 2013

Here, 10 steps you can take to ensure your startup is on track for a prosperous new year.
How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills
Growth Strategies

How to Sharpen Your Decision-Making Skills

Four ways to merge your brain and gut for better outcomes.
What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client
Growth Strategies

What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

When frustration levels are high, beware of making a hasty decision about difficult customers. Here's what you need to know before letting them go.