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.


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Want a Solar Energy Loan? One Startup Can Help

Solar energy may be the wave future and a great opportunity for entrepreneurs. But the day when the average homeowner can afford it still seemed a way off. That was until recently. Read about two Boston startups seeking to change all that.


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Spotlight: Win Social Media Marketing Freedom with DrumUp

Declare your freedom from endless hours spent tweaking your social media marketing campaigns. The creators of an app called DrumUp have an idea they say will put that time to more productive use. Check out the details here.


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10 Coffee Franchises to Challenge Starbucks

Ever thought of going up against the likes of Starbucks? If you're a franchisee who's looking to get into the coffee business, there are plenty of coffee franchises as alternatives to Starbucks.


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Serious Accident Leads to Life-Changing LeanOnWe Startup

Imagine an accident that put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life. Could you come back from it and build a successful career for yourself as an entrepreneur anyway? Better yet, could you turn your own tragedy into a business that could help others?


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This Blogger Spends Hours Every Day Responding to Comments

Cassie Ho, of Blogilates, spends about two hours every day responding to comments she receives from blog readers and social media sites. The seemingly endless task sounds tedious but she feels it's critical to her business.


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E-Bikes are the Newest Trend for the Super Rich

Bicycles are meant to be cost-effective means of transportation. But all bikes aren't created equally. And the trend in the industry is to cater to extremely wealthy. A niche called e-bikes can range anywhere up to $40,000!


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Spotlight: SketchyLaw Creates Visual Depictions of Laws

Some people just don't learn as well from lectures and books as they do from more visual information. For people who fit into this category and happen to be studying for the Bar exam or for classes in law school, there's SketchyLaw. Learn more about this unconventional educational business here.


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Domain Privacy May Soon Become a Thing of the Past?

If you own a domain name for your home business, you might also pay a little extra to keep your name, address and other personal information away from prying eyes online. But that option may soon be history, if Internet regulators have their way.


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Blogger Babes Teach You How to Blog for Profit

If you love blogging and think you can make a business out of it, there are several key considerations and steps you'll need to take. The popular Blogger Babes share some insight with Small Business Trends.