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 ( is her freelance consultancy.

Articles by Ashley Sweren

4 Important Things to Consider When Getting a Small Business Loan

Want to open your own business but don’t have the money to get started? Many would-be entrepreneurs think there’s an easy solution to this predicament... read more

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

Who Should Inherit My Business?

Even though it’s inevitable, most people have a hard time thinking about and planning for their own death. Without the proper provisions in place, family... 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

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