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 Much Should You Pay Employees? 4 Ways to Know

Compensation is a major factor in attracting and retaining quality employees. When you’re starting a new business, building a solid team to help you grow... read more

How to Find a Free Office (Or One That is Extremely Cheap)

It’s a general business rule that rent should account for less than 5 percent of your sales income (the exact number varies by industry). Yet,... read more

Do You Need to Hire a Business Manager for Your Small Business?

Business managers are individuals with the role of overseeing employees and activities to ensure they are aligned with the company’s overall goals. It can be... read more

4 Signs You’re Ready to Quit Your Full-time Job to Pursue Your Small Business

Starting your own business and being your own boss can lead to amazing freedom, personal satisfaction, and unlimited potential. However, going out on your own... read more

6 Questions to Determine Which Business Loan is Right for You

Preparing to get a small business loan can be an arduous (but necessary) process for entrepreneurs hoping to jumpstart or grow a new or existing... read more

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