About Erika Towne

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Erika Towne

Freelance journalist covering Etsy and online business

Erika has more than two decades of experience as a writer and award-winning journalist. She began her journey in local television news, where she worked as a producer and writer for network affiliates of CBS, FOX and NBC.

In 2015, Erika left news to launch a small business. While the business ultimately failed, she learned many things about entrepreneurship, leadership and gained first-hand experience as a small business owner.

The loss of her business helped Erika reset and discover her true passion, writing.

In 2017, Erika returned to writing, this time in print. Her background in news writing has made her a skilled researcher. Meanwhile, her previous role as a small business owner has offered her invaluable insight that she now uses in her writing.

She covers Etsy and small business for the Gold City Ventures team as well as for Millennial Boss which is another blog owned by Julie Berninger.

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