Breaking in as a coffee purveyor these days is tough business. You need something unique, either a new product or a new approach. That's what led to Javazen.
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.
Mikaila Ulmer is the ultra-famous and ultra-wealthy 10-year-old brain behind the once-lemonade stand, BeeSweet. Her company uses a family recipe and sweetens lemonade with local bee honey to set her product apart. Mikaila's example is one to be followed by any small business owner.May 22, 2015 260 Shares
Holonis is giving big data the small business treatment. And the company is the focus of this Small Business Spotlight. Use big data to track your marketing across the Web with this solution.May 20, 2015 473 Shares
Is the robot revolution upon us? Not quite but it could be soon. Researchers have robots watching YouTube videos and learning from them. Could your next employees be mechanical instead of human?May 18, 2015 173 Shares
In much of the developing world, cooking over an open fire is still the norm though that approach includes quite a few risks. Fortunately, one company has developed an alternative cooking option to solve this problem.May 16, 2015 177 Shares
With the first pick of the fantasy sales team draft ... One franchise owner has created a new sales motivation contest that mixes fantasy sports with company sales.May 15, 2015 211 Shares
Entrepreneurs tell many stories about what inspired them and how they went about meeting challenges and building companies. But few can match Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman's story about why he started a business.May 14, 2015 305 Shares
Big companies have the resources to create professional-looking loyalty programs that have people coming back in droves. A new app, Loyalzoo, has created a tool for small companies to do the same.May 13, 2015 201 Shares
Having a mobile business typically means customers can access your goods or services online from their phones or tablets but some businesses are taking it a step further.May 12, 2015 412 Shares
You already know the importance of consistency, longevity and engagement when building a successful blog for your business. But there's also another important ingredient for success.May 11, 2015 298 Shares
A promotional effort gives entrepreneurs a chance to say thank you to the most important influence most have seen in their lives and talk a bit about what that support means.May 10, 2015 302 Shares