June 26, 2016

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.


Community Tips for Improving Your Online Reputation

As more and more virtual customers encounter your business, they've pretty much got your online reputation on which to judge you, your company, and your products. So, protecting your online reputation is paramount today. Luckily, members of our small business community have plenty of advice on how to get positive reviews and feedback from customers.

14 Yard and Garage Sale Tips for Success

14 Yard and Garage Sale Tips for Success

Looking to rake in some extra cash on the weekend? Hosting a garage sale to unload your overflow of this, that, and the other is a great idea. Here are some tips to optimize your sales.

How to Start a Used Book Store Online or Off

How to Start a Used Book Store Online or Off

Books. Yes, people are still reading them. And if they're reading them, they're more than likely buying them. So, if you're in the right market, starting a used bookstore could be a profitable business idea.

How to Open a Coffee shop of Your Own

How to Open a Coffee Shop of Your Own

It's one of the simplest business models, a new coffee shop. So, how do you get your idea for a new one off the ground? Check out these helpful tips.

15 International Travel Safety Tips for Roaming Wisely

15 International Travel Safety Tips for Roaming Wisely

Traveling abroad these days requires you to be vigilant and completely aware of your surroundings. It also requires a lot of preparation beforehand. In this case, it's truly better to be safe than sorry.


10 Tips for Better Internal and External Business Communication

Communication is vital to success in any field or endeavor. It really goes without saying. But how do you effectively communicate within your company and from your company to the outside world? Members of the small business community have some sage communication advice to share with you this week.

Looking for templates, checklists or guides? The Small Business Resource Center has them!

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