Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).
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Growing Your Business
How to put your company in the best position to benefit from an improving economy.
A host of websites have sprung up to help people raise money from supporters.
The founders of fitness app developer Abvio share the secret to their super-fast success.
Paperfeet is building an eco-friendly business out of discarded billboard materials.
Consider taking these three steps to avoid overpaying the tax man. Plus, the best and the worst tax states for business owners.
Here's what your business needs to know about volunteers and paying in barter.
Craig Newmark's new site is designed to bring together a world's worth of helping hands.
Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
A Kansas City firm turns the traditional VC funding model on its head and captures new opportunities.
Consider trying out LinkedIn's new features for your business.
Compensation and Benefits
Providing a first-rate benefits package for employees can be an important part of the recruitment and retention puzzle, especially for small businesses
A growing number of specialized, market-specific business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs around the country get their businesses off the ground
An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
Spruce up your work by chucking these eight productivity pitfalls. No Swiffer required.
Search funds seek out opportunities to acquire.
An early investor in iTunes and Pandora weighs in on what makes an online music company a hit.
With online dating sites as an inspiration, the founder of SaleSpider.com developed a site that connects small and midsize businesses with big opportunities
Focus on the interests of your community, not just your own product, and you're likely to end up with loyal customers.
What to do when you can't pay the taxes you owe by April.
A new way for small nonprofits to tap into big audiences and raise awareness and exposure online.
A discount site adds a charitable twist to online shopping, supporting both local businesses and nonprofit causes
Does gender affect how investment decisions are made?
How Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found success in pricey pints.
Cash Flow & Money Management
Those offices you're paying for and not using can bring in some extra cash. But being a landlord can be tricky business.
Payments & Collections
Know the risks and what to ask before extending credit to your customers.