About Annie Pilon

Authored 10 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 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 Ideas for Improving Your Business Website

    Features, February 17, 2016

    Your business website isn’t just a place for potential customers to learn about your business and potentially make purchases. It’s the face of your business, an arm of your online marketing plan, and so much more. For some tips on making your business website as great a tool as it can be, check out these tips from members of our small business community.

  • 25 Tips When Looking for a Business App Developer

    Features, December 02, 2015

    Mobile apps are changing the way businesses communicate and market to their customers. Having a well designed and useful mobile app for your business can be a huge asset. But you need to find the right professionals to create it. If you’re looking at hiring a business app developer to create a dedicated mobile app for your business, take a look at these tips first.

  • 19 Tips to Take Your Small Business Global

    Features, November 04, 2015

    Taking your small business global sounds like a huge undertaking. But even small businesses can realize the benefits of selling in international markets, if you have the right tools and guidance. In anticipation of the Global Small Business Forum, Laurel Delaney, founder of GlobeTrade and organizer of the event, shared some tips for businesses looking to expand into global markets.

  • How to Improve Your Self Control – It’s the Key to Your Success

    Features, July 21, 2014

    If you’re tired of reading self help books and seemingly never getting anywhere, you may be interested in a study that found a single factor — self-control — to be one of the primary keys to success.

  • “Jobs” Movie Chronicles the Life of a Creative Entrepreneur

    Features, August 15, 2013

    Jobs, the indie biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is set to release tomorrow. The movie chronicles Jobs’s journey from college dropout to successful creative entrepreneur, taking place roughly from 1971 to 1991. Though the movie is specifically about the beginnings of Apple and, more specifically, Jobs’ rise as an innovator, entrepreneurs may find things that will inspire them in their own journey.

  • How to Take a Summer Vacation From Your Business

    Features, July 19, 2013

    Summer is a popular time for Americans to set off to their favorite vacation destinations. But for small business owners, taking time off can lead to missed opportunities and missed income.

  • The Internship: A Lighthearted Movie About Google and The Changing Business World

    Features, June 11, 2013

    ”The Internship‘ is a new movie that follows two laid-off salesmen as they attempt to start over in their careers through an unpaid internship at Google. It comes across as a feel-good movie with special relevance for anyone interested in the inside workings of Google.