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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).

30 Recent Stories

The Business of Better Benefits

The Business of Better Benefits

Providing a first-rate benefits package for employees can be an important part of the recruitment and retention puzzle, especially for small businesses
April 26, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches

Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches

A growing number of specialized, market-specific business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs around the country get their businesses off the ground
April 26, 2011 in Hot Trends
The Business of Building Artificial Reefs

The Business of Building Artificial Reefs

An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
April 26, 2011 in Success Stories
How To Clean Up Your Business

How To Clean Up Your Business

Spruce up your work by chucking these eight productivity pitfalls. No Swiffer required.
April 26, 2011 in Productivity
Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers

Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers

Search funds seek out opportunities to acquire.
April 26, 2011 in Financing
An Early Investor in iTunes and Pandora Shares His Views on the Direction of the Music Business

An Early Investor in iTunes and Pandora Shares His Views on the Direction of the Music Business

An early investor in iTunes and Pandora weighs in on what makes an online music company a hit.
April 26, 2011 in Venture Capital
Three Questions to Ask Your Payroll Service

Three Questions to Ask Your Payroll Service

How to evaluate whether your payroll service is working for your business.
April 26, 2011 in Compensation and Benefits
SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site

SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site

With online dating sites as an inspiration, the founder of SaleSpider.com developed a site that connects small and midsize businesses with big opportunities
April 26, 2011 in Success Stories
How an Earplug Company Supports Jobs for 200 People with Disabilities

How an Earplug Company Supports Jobs for 200 People with Disabilities

How one earplug company supports jobs for 200 people with disabilities.
March 22, 2011 in Management & Operations

Three Tips for Building an Online Community

Focus on the interests of your community, not just your own product, and you're likely to end up with loyal customers.
March 22, 2011 in Online Marketing
Three Options When You Can't Pay Your Taxes

Three Options When You Can't Pay Your Taxes

What to do when you can't pay the taxes you owe by April.
March 22, 2011 in Tax Center
How a Company Aiding Nonprofits Secured Venture Capital

How a Company Aiding Nonprofits Secured Venture Capital

A new way for small nonprofits to tap into big audiences and raise awareness and exposure online.
March 22, 2011 in Venture Capital
Good Deals, for Good

Good Deals, for Good

A discount site adds a charitable twist to online shopping, supporting both local businesses and nonprofit causes
March 22, 2011 in Magazine
Study: Women Angel Investors Are More Cautious

Study: Women Angel Investors Are More Cautious

Does gender affect how investment decisions are made?
March 22, 2011 in Angel Investors
10 Business Investments to Make Now

10 Business Investments to Make Now

Business owners reveal the expenditures that paid off -- big-time.
March 11, 2011 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Three Tips for Finding a Franchise Location

Three Tips for Finding a Franchise Location

How much should your franchisor help in finding the right location?
March 8, 2011 in Researching a Franchise
Six Tips for Building Buzz on a Budget

Six Tips for Building Buzz on a Budget

Six tips for building buzz on the cheap.
March 8, 2011 in Marketing Basics
Beyond Plain-Vanilla: Reinventing Ice Cream

Beyond Plain-Vanilla: Reinventing Ice Cream

How Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found success in pricey pints.
March 8, 2011 in Success Stories

Four Tips for Subleasing Office Space

Those offices you're paying for and not using can bring in some extra cash. But being a landlord can be tricky business.
February 23, 2011 in Cash Flow & Money Management
How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness

How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness

Know the risks and what to ask before extending credit to your customers.
February 23, 2011 in Payments & Collections
A Champion of Entrepreneurs Shares Her Financing Strategy

A Champion of Entrepreneurs Shares Her Financing Strategy

To expand its community and grow at a more patient pace, Daily Grommet decides to steer clear of VC firms--for now
February 23, 2011 in Angel Investors
A Social Entrepreneur Helps Homeless Dogs

A Social Entrepreneur Helps Homeless Dogs

A restaurateur develops a line of clothing to help control the pet population.
February 22, 2011 in Pet Business Center
A Smarter Way to Buy and Sell Tickets Gets Venture Capital Funding

A Smarter Way to Buy and Sell Tickets Gets Venture Capital Funding

SeatGeek's engine for predicting ticket pricing in the secondary market attracts a $1 million VC infusion.
January 26, 2011 in Venture Capital
A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework

A Nonprofit Gives Tampa Kids Resources to Do Their Homework

An IT company leader works to provide technology and education to Tampa kids.
January 25, 2011 in Success Stories
Virtual Events to Showcase Your Brand

Virtual Events to Showcase Your Brand

Virtual events can be a low-cost source of lead generation for businesses on a budget
January 25, 2011 in Magazine
Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?

Should You Raise Money from Small Investors?

Should you raise money for your company a little bit at a time?
January 25, 2011 in Loans from Friends and Family

A New Way to Tap Funds You're Owed for Cash

An unconventional platform delivers an auction-based way to cash in on funds owed to your company.
January 25, 2011 in Financing
How to Build Your Own Brand Buzz

How to Build Your Own Brand Buzz

You don't necessarily need professional help to get the word out. Try these tactics for good old-fashioned self-promotion.
January 25, 2011 in PR Basics
Beware High 401(k) Fees

Beware High 401(k) Fees

What you need to know about the charges behind 401(k) plans to keep your employees happy.
December 21, 2010 in Cash Flow & Money Management
A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

A Site to Fight Cyber Bullying Gets Funding

SocialShield's platform for monitoring kids' online activity attracts $10 million in funding.
December 21, 2010 in Success Stories
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