Small business owners and entrepreneurs work hard. But sometimes you can become so involved in the day to day business, you can't get perspective of where you are and where you are going. This list will help you take the time needed.
Annie Pilon - Staff Writer
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.
Solar energy may be the wave future and a great opportunity for entrepreneurs. But the day when the average homeowner can afford it still seemed a way off. That was until recently. Read about two Boston startups seeking to change all that.Jul 2, 2015 233 Shares
Declare your freedom from endless hours spent tweaking your social media marketing campaigns. The creators of an app called DrumUp have an idea they say will put that time to more productive use. Check out the details here.Jul 1, 2015 333 Shares
Though businesses often use Facebook for marketing, these restaurants used it to curb some negative behavior engaged in by a small group of customers known as dine-and-dashers. You won't believe what they did.Jun 30, 2015 258 Shares
Ever thought of going up against the likes of Starbucks? If you're a franchisee who's looking to get into the coffee business, there are plenty of coffee franchises as alternatives to Starbucks.Jun 30, 2015 711 Shares
Imagine an accident that put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life. Could you come back from it and build a successful career for yourself as an entrepreneur anyway? Better yet, could you turn your own tragedy into a business that could help others?Jun 28, 2015 232 Shares
Cassie Ho, of Blogilates, spends about two hours every day responding to comments she receives from blog readers and social media sites. The seemingly endless task sounds tedious but she feels it's critical to her business.Jun 25, 2015 345 Shares
Bicycles are meant to be cost-effective means of transportation. But all bikes aren't created equally. And the trend in the industry is to cater to extremely wealthy. A niche called e-bikes can range anywhere up to $40,000!Jun 24, 2015 198 Shares
Some people just don't learn as well from lectures and books as they do from more visual information. For people who fit into this category and happen to be studying for the Bar exam or for classes in law school, there's SketchyLaw. Learn more about this unconventional educational business here.Jun 24, 2015 218 Shares
Two young inventors, aged 17 and 18, aim to solve a basic but important problem. They want to make concerns about the sanitary condition of rest room door handles a thing of the past. Their new product could change the world!Jun 23, 2015 175 Shares
If you own a domain name for your home business, you might also pay a little extra to keep your name, address and other personal information away from prying eyes online. But that option may soon be history, if Internet regulators have their way.Jun 21, 2015 643 Shares
If you love blogging and think you can make a business out of it, there are several key considerations and steps you'll need to take. The popular Blogger Babes share some insight with Small Business Trends.Jun 20, 2015 303 Shares