Ilana Greene

Ilana Greene is a former equities trader for Goldman Sachs and the founder of PowerDown. She contributes to many other publications including, Business Insider, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Forbes, Fortune and USA Today. Greene holds a master's from Harvard University and graduated cum laude with a distinction in research from Cornell University. In addition, she studied abroad at the London School of Economics.

Recent Articles By The Author

Bots and Hackers Have Invaded Your Site, But You Can Weed Them Out

Bots and Hackers Have Invaded Your Site, But You Can Weed Them Out

To guard against spam, scams and hackers, small businesses must take measures on the front end and measurements on the back end.

5 Large-Cap Energy Stocks to Watch

5 Large-Cap Energy Stocks to Watch

After underperforming for three years the sector has surged, up 6.5% this year already, and these five companies may be poised to power your portfolio.

4 Qualities a Leader Needs When to Rebuild a Business


4 Qualities a Leader Needs When to Rebuild a Business


Last year 44,111 businesses went bankrupt. But there are lessons to be learned from companies that come back from the brink.

5 Tips for Investing in the App Market

5 Tips for Investing in the App Market

Apps are more than $1.99 accessories for your smartphone; behind each is a company whose business model could be a productive complement to an investment portfolio.

3 Lessons for Businesses Worried About SEO Changes in 2014

3 Lessons for Businesses Worried About SEO Changes in 2014

Google makes hundreds of algorithm updates each year, but the upshot is: It all comes back to content.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Innovates Back to Basics With Compounding

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Innovates Back to Basics With Compounding

Few firms are positioned to take advantage of a custom Rx trend, but Imprimis has a helpful partner.

5 Lessons in Innovation

5 Lessons in Innovation

From e-cigarettes to a help line to stop sex traffickers, innovative ideas can come from anywhere.

5 Stories of Innovation for Business

5 Stories of Innovation for Business

From e-cigarettes to a help line to stop sex traffickers, innovative ideas can come from anywhere.

Mortgage Sales Rep Market Looks Great, But Very Different

Mortgage Sales Rep Market Looks Great, But Very Different

Location is suddenly no longer important for mortgage sales reps. But productivity and loan volume are.

Market for Mortgage Sales Reps Looks Great, But Very Different

Market for Mortgage Sales Reps Looks Great, But Very Different

Location is suddenly no longer important for mortgage sales reps. But productivity and loan volume are.