Doist, the company behind Todoist, has grown from 1 to 40 employees in a short amount of time. That kind of growth can be traced to the company's ability to embrace a remote work environment. The staff of the company is scattered around the globe.
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.
Blake Barash started hand-painting sneakers for one shoe company and took that idea and started his own business. In his first year, he grossed $60,000 in sales with custom painted sneakers.Jul 30, 2015 222 Shares
You've probably never heard of crowdfunding like this before. Imagine you could invest in valuable art work with others for a fraction of what it might cost to buy it yourself. Your purchases could then be stored as their value increased with the possibility of selling it in the future.Jul 29, 2015 283 Shares
Every small business owner could be accused -- at least at some point -- of trying to do too much. That's what happened to Heeluxe CEO Geoffrey Gray and it nearly cost him his business. Find out how he turned it around in this week's Small Business Spotlight.Jul 29, 2015 151 Shares
A U.S. opera house is taking a non-traditional approach to marketing a truly vintage art form. Apotheosis Opera is using modern technology to market its new take on operas. And the company is succeeding in large part because its new spin actually clues viewers in on the storylines.Jul 28, 2015 243 Shares
There's still a place in this mobile-first world for an old-fashioned hand-written letter or card. That's what one 25-year-old entrepreneur in Arkansas is hoping for with the opening of her shop, Paperwerk.Jul 27, 2015 197 Shares
The new mobile app linked with an Ink from Chase credit card enables small business owners to get detailed expenses tracking. This kind of automation helps free up a lot of time that small business owners can use toward building their brand, not maintaining the proverbial books.Jul 27, 2015 228 Shares
As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you've probably already realized that time is your most precious commodity. So how do small business owners perpetually short on time get all they need don with such a shortage of resources? So glad you asked.Jul 25, 2015 371 Shares
What's the secret to going viral? There isn't one. Apparently, it just happens. But there are ways to approach your Web presence to increase the chances of your small business going viral.Jul 23, 2015 317 Shares
A California restauranteur has a unique spin on a sustainable menu. At Union Pasadena, they're taking the parts of produce that are typically thrown in the trash or, at best, used as compost, are being spun into sauces, garnishes, and then whole meals.Jul 23, 2015 250 Shares
Cafe ArtScience is one company changing the bar scene entirely. It's found a niche by changing the state -- literally -- of drinks. And this is just one bar that's innovating to stand out among competition.Jul 22, 2015 276 Shares
The online startup Shadow aims to be a one-stop shop for consumers to get reviews on just about anything. The difference with Shadow is that it collects reviews from multiple sites and presents them in one spot.Jul 22, 2015 266 Shares