Ashley Sweren

Ashley Sweren is a freelance writer and editor located in Silicon Valley. Her work spans technology, small business, and finance topics. Firework Writing (http://www.fireworkwritingonline.com) is her freelance consultancy.

Articles by Ashley Sweren

How Should Business Owners Give Themselves a Raise?

When you’re a small business owner, you don’t have anyone overseeing you, giving annual performance reviews and making sure you’re fairly compensated for your work.... read more

5 Typical Growing Pains Small Businesses Will Have to Overcome

You might think being at the helm of a growing business is all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows. But, the truth is, there are many typical... read more

10 Research Tools that Every Small Business Should Invest In

While “mind your own business” is always good advice, it’s not enough when it comes to running a successful small business. Smart entrepreneurs need to... read more

How Much Should Your Business Be Spending on Marketing

Marketing is an essential business element that can make or break your company. When you’re first starting out, it can be difficult to know how... read more

What to Do When Your Revenue Plateaus and You’re Out of Ideas

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the life of your business progressed steadily, with revenue on a consistent upward slope? Though that’s the ideal, it is... read more

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