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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).

Run a Better Business

4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

No one is telling you that you are making these management mistakes. Here are ways you could be trashing your culture and killing employee engagement.
Starting a Business

Forget Advisors -- How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor

Power Mentors are super successful people who can offer startups a long-view perspective and wide network of contacts and resources. Here are some tips on how to find them.
Run a Better Business

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.
Run a Better Business

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.
Run a Better Business

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

When the workplace is filled with drama, employees and productivity suffer. Here are four ways to stomp out the politics and get back to work.
Run a Better Business

3 Ways Teams Undermine Themselves

Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.
Growth Strategies

3 Annoying Online Communication Habits You Need to Break

You're tweeting, posting, emailing and texting like mad. But are you driving your audience crazy? Possibly, if you're doing these three things.
Run a Better Business

When Are Pay-to-Stay Bonuses a Good Idea?

Cisco's deal to acquire Sourcefire includes retention bonuses for key executives. Is it worth paying your top employees to stay?
worth-knowing

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.
Growth Strategies

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
Run a Better Business

3 Questions to Get Your Business Unstuck

Dogged by a recurring problem in your business? Ask yourself three simple questions to help you get unstuck and back on track.
Growth Strategies

Taking on the Big Guys: How a Small Company Is Competing With YouTube

People, product and passion can help you compete against a giant company in any field.
Entrepreneurs

4 Simple Actions to Lead a More Meaningful Life

Motivational speaker Dan Clark shares easy steps you can take to make your life more significant and fulfilling.
worth-knowing

Dorm-Room Startup iCracked Gives New Life to Bad Apples

A college entrepreneur found a way to take the frustration out of fixing damaged mobile devices.