Posts From Susan Johnston Taylor

Covering Your Local Startup Scene

Startups aren’t just a coastal phenomenon. While Silicon Valley is often considered the country’s startup mecca, smaller

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Story Ideas and Experts for Holiday Budget Stories

Whether they’re strapped for cash or are trying to squeeze all the value they can out

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Business Angles for the Local Makers Movement

Artisans and small-batch food producers do much of their sales leading up to holiday gift-giving, so

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New Angles on the Holiday Shopping Season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a heartbeat away, and the signs are positive for the

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Story Idea: The Rise of Robo-Advisors

On robo-advising platforms, algorithms manage investment portfolios with minimal human involvement, making advice accessible to investors

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Reporting on the Business of Podcasts

Podcasts on everything from personal finance to picture books continue to gain listers. Americans spend an

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5 Services Matching Reporters with Expert Sources

Many journalists use services like Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and Profnet to track down experts or

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Story Jump Start: Economic Impact of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, an issue that touches millions of Americans. While domestic abuse

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10 Halloween Business Trends to Jumpstart a Story

Costume shops and vintage clothing retailers obviously get a surge in foot traffic as Halloween approaches.

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Unbanked Facts to Jumpstart a Business Story

Most personal finance coverage assumes that consumers have access to credit cards and checking and savings accounts,

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