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nDash Writer Profile for Susan Johnston Taylor


Freelance Business & Lifestyle Writer

About Me

I’m a full-time freelance writer who covers personal finance, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle topics. I also do writing projects for select clients in the nonprofit and small business space. I’m drawn to untold stories about regular people doing great things in business or their communities and service pieces that offer new insights on how we live.

Industries I Write About

Health & Wellness




My Writing Samples

InventiveLabs Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Learning Differences Reach Their Goals

Tom Bergeron and Rick Fiery launched InventiveLabs, an Amesbury, Massachusetts-based business incubator aimed at helping people with learning differences such as ADHD, autism or dyslexia launch their careers by fostering creativity through entrepreneurship.


How Restaurant Apprenticeships Prepare Food Industry Staffers for Success

As restaurants and other food businesses try to staff kitchens and front-of-house with reliable workers, and marginalized people seek paths to employment, apprenticeships can help bridge the food industry skills gap. This article looks at three food industry training programs across the country.


Build Your Case

Grab-and-go products can increase the average customer purchase without holding up the line or tying up your baristas. This article covers options and strategies for coffee shop and cafe owners building a case of popular grab-and-go products.



Freelance Writer

Contributed 500+ articles to print and online publications, covering topics including food policy, social enterprise, small business and human interest stories. -Weekly contributor to the money section of U.S. News & World Report online since 2011. -Trade publications include Cheers, Dance Retailer News, Energy International Quarterly, Flavor & The Menu, Fresh Cup, Hispanic Executive Quarterly, MyBusiness and Pizza Today. -Consumer print publications include The Boston Globe Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur, PARADE Magazine, Pregnancy Magazine and SELF magazine. -Online publications include The Atlantic, Civil Eats, DailyCandy, Fast Company, GOOD, Ozy, Smashd.co, Startup Nation, Upworthy, Venture Fizz and the WSJ Expat blog.

Company: Susan-Johnston.com

I worked there from 5/2008 until now

Content I Write