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Gwen Moran

Gwen Moran

Guest Writer / Writer and Author, Specializing in Business and Finance

GWEN MORAN is a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010).

Franchisors

Meet the Fearless Female Franchisors Who are Living Their Dreams

Two franchisors who took big risks to bring their passions to life.
Franchises

How These Entrepreneurs Bounced Back From Unfathomable Loss

Let the stories of these three franchise owners inspire you.
Franchises

How Secondhand Clothing Gave This Woman a Second Chance

Rita Cortese risked everything for her Plato's Closet franchise.
Franchises

How This Family Rebuilt Their Business After Devastating Losses

A personal tragedy and an economic downturn hit David Ogburn hard, but he staged a comeback.
Franchises

How This Entrepreneur Coped With Tragedy While Running a Business

Barry Foot turned his passion for cruises into his profession. Then he used his profession to honor his late wife.
News and Trends

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Just Launched a Beauty Line

The expansion comes as the company faces allegations that it has been not-so-honest about its ingredients and product efficacy.
Lessons

How a Brick-and-Mortar Furniture Shop Struck Ecommerce Gold

The owner of a Missouri-based appliance and furniture store moved online and now has a national customer base.
Franchisees

3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success

In their own words, these franchisees explain how they overcame difficult situations, including personal illness and a market downturn.
Franchisors

3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector

These executives have what it takes to run a run a network of businesses. If you don't know about them, you will.
Holidays

How to Banish Holiday Stress

It's the busiest time of the year, follow these four ways to decompress now.
Business Unusual

MBAs for Hire, By the Hour

A startup raises nearly $5 million to match companies with the well-educated consultants they need.
Salary

5 Factors in Setting the Right Salary

Balance is key in deciding the proper compensation for your team.
Productivity

4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slump

Between summer vacations and the wanna-be-outside blues, summertime can be a productivity drag. Here are four ways to keep the summer slump at bay.