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

How to Know When to Hire More People for Your Growing Business

Deciding when to hire for your business can be such a tough call – On the one hand, you want to keep things as lean... read more

The Pros and Cons of Using a Marketing Agency

Marketing can be the cornerstone of your business’ success. Smart business owners know that it’s essential to devote a portion of the company’s resources towards... read more

How to Shut Down a Failing Small Business

Though it’s likely not the outcome you want for your company, it’s a fact of life that many small businesses close. When it comes time... read more

How to Fire Ineffective Employees

For most managers, it’s the worst, most dreaded part of their job: firing people. Even though it’s difficult, it sometimes has to be done. When... read more

My Business Isn’t Growing: What Should I Do?

The recipe for business growth is an imprecise one. Mix one advertising campaign and two new salespeople and let rise? Or is it one social... read more

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