Annie Pilon - Staff Writer

Annie Pilon

Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides.

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.

15 Things You Will Need for Your Internet Home Business

15 Things You Will Need for Your Internet Home Business

More and more people are staying right at home to run their small business. And there are more opportunities to do so. Here is a rundown of what you'll need at home to run your business effectively.

13 Independent Donut Stores that are Alternatives to Dunkin' Donuts

13 Independent Donut Shop Alternatives to Dunkin’ Donuts

It may not be the healthiest thing to make its way from plate to belly but that doesn't stop droves of people heading to doughnut shops of all kinds. These independent companies are really rolling in the doughnut success.

How to Open a Donut Shop that Sells Artisan Donuts

How to Start an Artisan Donut Shop

Glazed doughnuts, jelly-filled ... those are yesterday's pastries. Today's doughnuts and doughnut shops are taking this staple to a new level.

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