May 25, 2015

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.


10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Secures $60,000 Investment for Sweet Startup

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.


Could Robots Be the Employees of the Future?

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?


EcoZoom Cooks Up New Solution for Food Preparation

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.


Spotlight: Build Customer Loyalty with Loyalzoo

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.

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Small Business Owners Say Thanks to Mom

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.