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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From Cancer Patient to a Multimillion-Dollar Beacon of Hope
Success Stories

From Cancer Patient to a Multimillion-Dollar Beacon of Hope

How Lee Rhodes went from battling illness to creating a votive and candleholder company that offers comfort to consumers and financial support to cancer patients.
Essential Apps for Startups
Apps & Software

Essential Apps for Startups

These smartphone apps can help keep you organized when you're on the go starting your business.
Intuit Program Awards Grants to Help Spur Local Jobs
Financing

Intuit Program Awards Grants to Help Spur Local Jobs

Need a nudge to hire a new employee? The financial software company is offering funding to small businesses that create jobs.
Four Common Startup Money Mistakes
Startup Basics

Four Common Startup Money Mistakes

Good financial management is key to startup success. You can get your business off to a sound start if you can avoid these money traps.
Create Card-Free Rewards Programs with Apps
Mobile

Create Card-Free Rewards Programs with Apps

Cardboard punch cards and laminated key-ring tags are so last year. These apps can help you put your rewards program on smartphones.
An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment
Angel Investors

An Insider's Take on Attracting Angel Investment

James Hunt, an angel investor and adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, shares his secrets on getting attention from financial backers.
Hacking the U.S. Census for Market Research
Marketing Basics

Hacking the U.S. Census for Market Research

The every-decade survey can offer insights on demographics and competition for determining potential markets.
Five Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer
Your Business Plan

Five Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer

Business plans don't have to be a lengthy ordeal. But you're more likely to get off to a good start if you think through critical questions about how you'll make money and run the show.
How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches
Human Resources

How 'Working Spouse' Rules Can Save a Company Money -- And Headaches

Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers
Financing

How Community Banks Are Wooing Small-Business Customers

The money is coming back in business borrowing-- so why don't businesses want it? Here's a look at what some innovative community banks are doing to try to be your lender.
How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business
Financing

How to Find the Best Local Lender for Your Business

Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding
Financing

How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding

Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost
Growth Strategies

Five Ways to Give Your Seasonal Business an Off-Season Boost

There are a number of ways to keep the money coming in, even after your high season has passed. Think creatively, learn more about the needs of your customers, and test new ideas, even if they may see
How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future
Branding

How One Online Retailer Tweaked Its Way a Better Sales Future

To increase conversions, a website set out to test changes to increase registrations, calls and sales.
Three Steps to Grow Your Own 'Buy Local' Campaign
Marketing Ideas

Three Steps to Grow Your Own 'Buy Local' Campaign

Looking to bring together your community to support local businesses? Consider these guidelines for getting started.
Beyond Q&A: The Many Uses of Quora
Social Media

Beyond Q&A: The Many Uses of Quora

There's more to Quora than meets the eye. Entrepreneurs, marketers and even investors are tapping its benefits.
How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital
Financing

How a Used-Clothing Site Raised $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover
Human Resources

The Hidden Costs of Employee Turnover

A revolving door of workers can take a toll on your company in surprising ways. Here are four that you might not notice.
Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless
Success Stories

Entrepreneur's Nonprofit Rolls Out a Nontraditional Shelter for the Homeless

EDAR offers mobile protection to give homeless people a roof as a low-cost alternative solution to a widespread community problem.
1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal
Young Entrepreneurs

1SaleADay.com's Ben Federman and the Value of a Daily Steal

This 28-year-old Brooklynite built a successful business around the concept of loss leaders. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them
Managing Employees

Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
How and Why One Company Chose to Organize As a 'B Corp'
Magazine

How and Why One Company Chose to Organize As a 'B Corp'

A B corporation designation can help back up a nonprofit's 'doing good' rep. Is it right for your social venture?
Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business
Compensation and Benefits

Five Retirement Plan Options for Your Business

From IRAs to profit-sharing plans, learn which option is best to consider for your company's future.
Need to Rent Stuff or Have Stuff You Want to Rent? SnapGoods May Be for You
Magazine

Need to Rent Stuff or Have Stuff You Want to Rent? SnapGoods May Be for You

This rental site thrives on the philosophy 'Why buy when you can borrow?'
Seven Signs You Need a Break from Your Business
Work/Life Balance

Seven Signs You Need a Break from Your Business

Whether it's a two-week vacay or regular breaks during your workday, you need to find time to chill.
Ready to Declare Your Independence? A Seven-Point Checklist
Starting a Business

Ready to Declare Your Independence? A Seven-Point Checklist

How to tell when it's time to say good-bye to the steady paycheck.
Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding
Financing

Signs of Life in Small-Business Funding

A look at some of the more hopeful signals from the world of commercial lending, community banks, credit unions and venture backers
From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner
Startup Basics

From Paycheck to Pay Dirt: Blazing Your Own Trail As a Business Owner

First-time business owners starting a venture in unfamiliar waters face a special set of challenges. Here are three who tackled them with success.
A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause
Success Stories

A Scrappy Entrepreneur's Plan B: Chewing Gum for a Cause

When his first idea doesn't hold water, an entrepreneur turns to gum -- and a philanthropic business model.
How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game
Magazine

How Gamesalad Can Help You Create Your Own Video Game

This Austin company can turn almost anyone into a game developer.
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