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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).

Growth Strategies

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
Run a Better Business

Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

5 factors to consider before handing over a pink slip because of a white lie.
Growth Strategies

5 Steps to Building a Business Book Club

How one entrepreneur put a new spin on an old concept and created a way to help fellow business owners.
Run a Better Business

Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
Technology

A Website That Lets You Get Away From It All

Calm.com provides online zen for the stressed.
Run a Better Business

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Are these habits hurting your influence in the workplace? An expert tells you how to identify and correct them.
Project Grow

4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.
Run a Better Business

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

While inherited characteristics may give some an edge, leaders require skill development and training. Here are four essential leadership traits that are a combination of nature and nurture.
Growth Strategies

Are You a Risk-Taker or Just Reckless?

Calculated decision-making is essential for entrepreneurs while recklessness puts you and your company at risk. Here are four traits to watch for to prevent dangerous decision-making and its damage.
Run a Better Business

New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual

The expense and time it takes to get money deposited can gouge a company's profit margins. Jay Bhattacharya decided to address nearly every pain point in the transaction process.
Growth Strategies

Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

Now in its third year, Chicago Ideas Week eclectic program attracts world leaders and nearly 30,000 attendees in search of creativity and new ideas. Here's a look at how they did it.
Inspiring Your Team

4 Ways to Cultivate Greater Diversity in Your Business

If everyone looks, acts and thinks the same, you could be missing important business opportunities. Here's how you can recruit and retain a more diverse employee group.
Run a Better Business

Which of These 4 Types of Managers Are You?

The impact that different personality types have on leadership style.
Starting a Business

One-Stop Comparison Shopping for Moving Companies

Unpakt takes part of the pain out of moving by allowing customers to compare moving company prices online.
Run a Better Business

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring an Executive Coach

Before you start spending big bucks on an executive coach, check their effectiveness on these four crucial points.