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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).

Entrepreneurs

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.
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.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Marketing

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.
worth-knowing

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.
Finance

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.
Marketing

New LinkedIn Services Offer Networking Options for Small Businesses

Consider trying out LinkedIn's new features for your business.
Growth Strategies

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
Starting a Business

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
worth-knowing

The Business of Building Artificial Reefs

An aquatic exhibits designer crafts a plan to reinvigorate his state's marine life and fishing industry.
Entrepreneurs

How To Clean Up Your Business

Spruce up your work by chucking these eight productivity pitfalls. No Swiffer required.
Finance

Search Funds: A Financing Option for Business Buyers

Search funds seek out opportunities to acquire.
Finance

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.
Growth Strategies

Three Questions to Ask Your Payroll Service

How to evaluate whether your payroll service is working for your business.