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Gwen Moran

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Gwen Moran is a freelance writer and author with a long history of writing about small business. She writes the small business blog at, a new PBS web site, and is a longtime contributor to Entrepreneur and, where she has frequently written to the Doing Good section of the magazine. Her co-authored book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Plans, was released in its second edition and she has collaborated on more than 10 other titles, mostly about business and management topics. Her work has appeared in/on Crain's New York Business,, The Los Angeles Times magazine, AARP, RainToday, Deliver, and a variety of national and custom media for small businesses. She is an accomplished humorist, and her award-winning work has been published in The Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur's StartUps, Skirt!, and in the anthology The Kid Turned Out Fine.


  • American Society of Journalists and Authors


Moran finds and shares the stories of small business owners in a way that informs and inspires others. Believing anyone can make the world a better place, she often writes about small businesses making a difference through charitable and sustainable practices. Successful entrepreneurs often turn to her for ghostwriting, and she helps them share their stories with the world. Her stories have real ideas and answers for small business owners. She's a popular speaker about small business topics.

A self-professed "business geek," Moran turned to full-time writing with a focus on small business after owning her own business for nearly a decade. She was named a finalist in the SBA's Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition and has served in a leadership capacity in a variety of organizations that help small businesses. Generous in sharing the ideas, information, and resources she uncovers, she is a tireless fan of small businesses, and her love of them shows in her work.


Website @gwenmoran


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