About Annie Pilon

Authored 9 articles.

Annie Pilon is a freelance writer specializing inmarketing, social media, and creative topics. When she’s not writing for her various freelance projects or her personal blog Wattlebird, she can be found exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.


  • 10 Steps to Becoming the Best Entrepreneur You Can Be

    Features, June 15, 2017

    Whether you run a local business or one that’s completely online, your success probably hinges less on the products or services you sell than about the entrepreneur you are. So how do you upgrade your skills, creativity and instincts — for the benefit of your business, of course. Members of our small business community have experience in many of those areas. Check out some of their top tips in the list below.

  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Small Business Tools

    Features, June 02, 2017

    There are so many tools you can use to run a successful business. But if you don’t take care to actually use those tools to their full potential, your business could suffer. To learn how to get the most out of your small business toolkit, take a look at these tips from members of our small business community.

  • 10 Tips to Build the Perfect Business Machine

    Features, April 12, 2017

    Want to take your business to the next level? There are tons of different ways you can give your business a boost through unique strategies like gamification and using various online platforms to boost brand loyalty. From pitching your idea to growing that idea to unparalleled success, here are 10 tips to build the perfect business machine.

  • 10 Important Business Tips You Shouldn’t Overlook

    Features, April 06, 2017

    When running a small business, it can be easy to overlook some things. Little things like social media profiles, customer insights and even your own happiness can make a big difference, even though they might not always be your main focus. Gain some valuable tips and insights by following the advice below from members of our small business community.

  • 10 Tips for Being More Productive With Your Sales and Marketing Efforts

    Features, March 31, 2017

    Not all sales and marketing strategies are created equal. Some require a lot of work and resources for very little reward. And others are actually optimized to get more done with less. Here are some tips from our small business community for getting more done with your sales and marketing efforts.

  • 10 Small But Essential Ways to Boost Your Business

    Features, December 01, 2016

    Giving your business a boost doesn’t have to be difficult or incredibly time consuming. In fact, there are some essential elements of building successful businesses that can sometimes get overlooked. These suggestions from members of our small business community include some small but important things you can do to boost your business right away.

  • 15 International Travel Safety Tips for Roaming Wisely

    Features, August 02, 2016

    When traveling to other countries, it’s important to always keep international travel safety in mind. There are many things you can do when traveling to various international destinations to keep you and your companions safe and secure. Here are some international travel safety tips to keep in mind for your next trip.

  • 10 Tips for Better Internal and External Business Communication

    Features, June 22, 2016

    Communication is an essential part of running a business. You need to be able to communicate effectively with members of your own team and those outside of your business. Members of the small business community have plenty of knowledge to share about effective communication. Check out some of their top tips below.

  • Stand Out from the Competition with These 10 Tips

    Features, June 03, 2016

    With so many different businesses out there, it can be easy for your company to just blend in. But you need to stand out in some way if you want to gain the attention of your target customers. There are several different strategies you can use to make your business stand out. Members of the online small business community shared some of their favorite tips.