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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Five Recovery Steps Business Owners Need to Take Now
Growing Your Business

Five Recovery Steps Business Owners Need to Take Now

How to put your company in the best position to benefit from an improving economy.
Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes
Financing

Crowdfunding Could Be the Answer to Your Cash Woes

A host of websites have sprung up to help people raise money from supporters.
How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App
Profiles

How Two Long-Time Buddies Launched a Top-Grossing App

The founders of fitness app developer Abvio share the secret to their super-fast success.
How a Young Entrepreneur Cobbled Together a Business By Recycling Vinyl into Shoes
Young Entrepreneurs

How a Young Entrepreneur Cobbled Together a Business By Recycling Vinyl into Shoes

Paperfeet is building an eco-friendly business out of discarded billboard materials.
How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Paying Too Much in Sales Tax
Tax Center

How to Make Sure Your Business Isn't Paying Too Much in Sales Tax

Consider taking these three steps to avoid overpaying the tax man. Plus, the best and the worst tax states for business owners.
How to Barter to Save Money Without Running Afoul Labor and Tax Rules
Employment Law

How to Barter to Save Money Without Running Afoul Labor and Tax Rules

Here's what your business needs to know about volunteers and paying in barter.
Craigslist Founder Launches a New Site to Connect Nonprofits
Networking

Craigslist Founder Launches a New Site to Connect Nonprofits

Craig Newmark's new site is designed to bring together a world's worth of helping hands.
A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger
Success Stories

A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur
Venture Capital

Venture Capital in Reverse: The Business Idea First, Then the Entrepreneur

A Kansas City firm turns the traditional VC funding model on its head and captures new opportunities.
New LinkedIn Services Offer Networking Options for Small Businesses
Networking

New LinkedIn Services Offer Networking Options for Small Businesses

Consider trying out LinkedIn's new features for your business.
The Business of Better Benefits
Compensation and 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
Business Incubators for a Variety of Niches
Hot Trends

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
The Business of Building Artificial Reefs
Success Stories

The Business of Building Artificial Reefs

An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
How To Clean Up Your Business
Productivity

How To Clean Up Your Business

Spruce up your work by chucking these eight productivity pitfalls. No Swiffer required.
Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers
Financing

Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers

Search funds seek out opportunities to acquire.
An Early Investor in iTunes and Pandora Shares His Views on the Direction of the Music Business
Venture Capital

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.
Three Questions to Ask Your Payroll Service
Compensation and Benefits

Three Questions to Ask Your Payroll Service

How to evaluate whether your payroll service is working for your business.
SaleSpider: A New Business Matchmaker Site
Success Stories

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
How an Earplug Company Supports Jobs for 200 People with Disabilities
Management & Operations

How an Earplug Company Supports Jobs for 200 People with Disabilities

How one earplug company supports jobs for 200 people with disabilities.
Online Marketing

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.
Three Options When You Can't Pay Your Taxes
Tax Center

Three Options When You Can't Pay Your Taxes

What to do when you can't pay the taxes you owe by April.
How a Company Aiding Nonprofits Secured Venture Capital
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.
Good Deals, for Good
Magazine

Good Deals, for Good

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

Study: Women Angel Investors Are More Cautious

Does gender affect how investment decisions are made?
10 Business Investments to Make Now
Cash Flow & Money Management

10 Business Investments to Make Now

Business owners reveal the expenditures that paid off -- big-time.
Three Tips for Finding a Franchise Location
Researching a Franchise

Three Tips for Finding a Franchise Location

How much should your franchisor help in finding the right location?
Six Tips for Building Buzz on a Budget
Marketing Basics

Six Tips for Building Buzz on a Budget

Six tips for building buzz on the cheap.
Beyond Plain-Vanilla: Reinventing Ice Cream
Success Stories

Beyond Plain-Vanilla: Reinventing Ice Cream

How Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found success in pricey pints.
Cash Flow & Money Management

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.
How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness
Payments & Collections

How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness

Know the risks and what to ask before extending credit to your customers.
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