Shawn Hessinger - Editor
Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends. He manages Small Business Trends’ global team of Staff Writers and editors directing news coverage and guiding the site’s overall editorial policy.
He is a professional journalist with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business plus another 10 years of experience in digital media for various online trade publications, news sites and as head moderator for several online communities.
During his years in the traditional newspaper business, Shawn served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and eventually managing editor with responsibility for nine weekly newspapers, the Berks Mont Newspapers in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Later moving to the digital world full time, Shawn founded his own firm providing blogging and social media engagement services, consulting and freelancing for online businesses, particularly Web publishers and online communities, in several industries.
An entrepreneur at heart, Shawn also operated his own independent record company just out of college.
He was the former community manager of the BizSugar community, a sister site to Small Business Trends and the former community editor at AllAnalytics.com, a site for professionals in the business intelligence and analytics communities.
Infusionsoft is holding its 10th Annual ICON Conference in Phoenix this week. Here is an overview of the company thus far and how it is developing its offerings for the small business community moving into the future.Mar 3, 2016 345 Shares
The Small Business Trends Book Awards are in their eighth year and the time to nominate your favorite small business books last year is coming soon!Mar 3, 2016 290 Shares
It's a better day for women entrepreneurs, right? Well, sort of. Depending on whom you ask, however, women-owned businesses can still have it rough. And that's what this free webinar is all about.Mar 1, 2016 344 Shares
New data from TrackMaven shows that brands are creating more content around their products and services but seeing less return for all that additional work.Feb 11, 2016 421 Shares
Intel has introduced two new models of its Compute Stick, the Cherry Trail and Skylake. Each offers improved PC computing capabilities over a previous model. And they're the size of a pack of gum.Jan 27, 2016 261 Shares
Digital assistants like Microsoft's Cortana are becoming more intuitive and more in tune with our daily activities. They've even begun predicting what we'll do next and helping us with reminders on what we may forget to do.Jan 26, 2016 270 Shares
Jolla says that only some of the Indiegogo investors who backed the company's new tablet would get theirs early in 2016. However, other backers will be without tablets until the company can produce more.Jan 4, 2016 171 Shares
Small businesses that use either Verizon WIreless or Sprint for their mobile carrier may be entitled to refunds, thanks to over-billing errors. But in order to get the potential refund, you'll need to act fast. The deadline in Dec. 31, 2015.Dec 29, 2015 217 Shares
Christmas may have started as a religious holiday. But entrepreneurs and other business leaders have certainly made it their own. Read on.Dec 25, 2015 199 Shares
The Small Biz Cat has a special holiday gift for everyone this season. It's a list of things your small business doesn't need. And it's certain you won't want anything on this list.Dec 24, 2015 315 Shares
New York City residents are certainly no stranger to government regulations. Now, a new measure would bring possible eviction to tenants who violate short-term lease rules when they rent out their space to Airbnb users visiting the city.Dec 22, 2015 260 Shares