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.


10 Tips to Boost Your Content Marketing

Members of the small business community understand how much hard work you put into creating great content for your company's website. And they also know how to get more people reading it. They're sharing ideas this week in the small business community news and information roundup.


Former Student Creates Scholly to Find Scholarship Opportunities

One entrepreneur has developed a means of addressing student debt, a platform that helps students locate and vet lesser known scholarships online. Meet Scholly and learn more about how to create a product that serves a very unique need.

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30 Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

What cities are most appealing to women entrepreneurs and why? Th first in a series of posts on research conducted by Small Business Trends about where the highest concentrations of women owned businesses are located. But the reasons might surprise you.


From Our Community: Secret Weapons for Successful Businesses

When you're running your small business, making the use of the best tools is critical to your success. And members of our community have plenty of advice to share this week on how best to utilize an array of tools in your arsenal.


10 Tips to Help Your Business Become More Profitable

There's no one way to boost company profits. In fact, there are plenty. And our small business community has plenty of strategy advice this week on how best to find the way that works best for your business.

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