Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
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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.
Need a nudge to hire a new employee? The financial software company is offering funding to small businesses that create jobs.
Employers can save money by creating 'working-spouse carve-outs' encouraging employees to use their spouse's health-insurance plans.
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.
Interested in working with a community bank? Here are a few tips for finding the right one.
Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
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
To increase conversions, a website set out to test changes to increase registrations, calls and sales.
A new strategy for an online hand-me-downs company targeting moms helps raise an infusion of cash from venture backers.
EDAR offers mobile protection to give homeless people a roof as a low-cost alternative solution to a widespread community problem.
This 28-year-old Brooklynite built a successful business around the concept of loss leaders. Part of our annual Young Millionaires report.
Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
A B corporation designation can help back up a nonprofit's 'doing good' rep. Is it right for your social venture?
This rental site thrives on the philosophy 'Why buy when you can borrow?'
Starting a Business
How to tell when it's time to say good-bye to the steady paycheck.
First-time business owners starting a venture in unfamiliar waters face a special set of challenges. Here are three who tackled them with success.
When his first idea doesn't hold water, an entrepreneur turns to gum -- and a philanthropic business model.
This Austin company can turn almost anyone into a game developer.