February 5, 2016

Annie Pilon - Staff Writer

Annie Pilon

Annie Pilon is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles and feature stories. She is a freelance writer specializing in marketing, social media, and creative topics. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College Chicago in Journalism and Marketing Communications. She also has a passion for small businesses and entrepreneurship.

Through her first few years of professional life, she’s written everything from traditional newspaper articles to email newsletters for political campaigns.

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See Which Pinterest Pins are Popular with Men

Despite social beliefs, there are plenty of men using Pinterest. Here are the top male user topics searched and posted about on Pinterest. Learn how male pinterest users are using the site.

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14 Factors Contribute to Viral Success, Study Finds

BuzzSumo has found 14 traits of viral success online in a recent viral study. If your small business is looking to attract a lot of traffic in a hurry, look at these factors to viral success and see how they might apply.

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10 Ideas for Improving Your Business Website

Your small business website is the online face of your business. But what do you put on your site. Members of the small business community, this week, shared some helpful tips on building a better business website.

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Tag Photos #ThisIsRetail, Get Your Business Featured on Instagram

An Instagram promotion coordinated by the National Retail Federation is giving all retail businesses an opportunity to be showcased on the social media site. Simply apply #thisisretail to any Instagram post from your small retail business to get some added exposure.

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20 Secrets for the Best eCommerce Pricing

One of the most important steps in the process of creating and managing your eCommerce store is setting the price on items. Here are tips on getting the price right.

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Spotlight: Sniff Design Studio Caters Specifically to Pet Businesses

Sniff Design Studio is a pet-related business that caters to pet-related businesses. Dog kennel need a logo or some other design services? Does your cat cafe need a website facelift? Sniff can get it done. Read about the company's growth under this week's Small Biz Spotlight.

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Artsy Central Shows Trend Toward Etsy Alternatives

Frustrated how one bad experience on Etsy turned really bad, a former merchant on the site decided to venture out on her own. Artsy Central focuses on sellers specializing in baked goods and baking supplies.