How to Become a Forbes Writer

Content Generation
7 Steps to Get an Article on Forbes Start with a love for writing Write a Lot Read a Lot of Forbes Posts Collaborate and Develop Relationships with other Forbes Contributors Choose a Focus Prepare for Pitching Know what to expect   The in-depth awesome article where this information is expanded upon is found on the incredible Josh Steimle's Site here.
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9 Places News Comes From in Your Business

Content Generation, Media Relations, Speaking
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde. Aѕ a ѕmаll buѕіnеѕѕ owner, you рrоbаblу devote ѕоmе tіmе perusing the FB , New York Times, Fast Company, and other рublісаtіоnѕ lооkіng for thе lаtеѕt buѕіnеѕѕ news that may іmрасt on уоur own organization. Hоw many times hаvе you run асrоѕѕ an аrtісlе that tаlkеd аbоut a nеwѕ еvеnt аt оnе оf your competitors? Oddѕ аrе, thе рареr didn't ѕеnd a rероrtеr tо find оut thаt уоur competitor juѕt ореnеd a new branch office; уоur соmреtіtоr mоѕt likely sent a wеll-сrаftеd press rеlеаѕе tо land thаt соvеrаgе. As a small business owner, Ezralea Robbins, CEO and master mind behind Mountainside Spa, wasn’t sure where to start when…
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11 Step Simple PR Hack for Small Business Owners

Content Generation, Speaking
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. ~weil I am so guilty of this one... sitting in front of the computer screen, wanting to say something relevant to the land beyond called "Online", say something to inspire, to share what was happening in my business life, to connect with people. Instead of saying something intelligent, I say something really dumb just to say something, and then wonder why people didn't like or comment on my post. As I started to experiment with client work and content efforts for my own enterprise, I learned a few things. Making content is shit work if you don't do it this way. You may as well do it this way so people start talking about you and how cool you are. When…
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Creativity Can Be Messy

Content Generation, Ideation, Irresistible, Marketing
During a dinner party the other night, my kitchen was unrecognizable. I had at least 17 ingredients for homemade pizzas scattered over every surface: pineapple and ham on countertop one; cheese, peppers, olives, tomatoes, and mushrooms on two; pepperoni, spinach, fresh mozzarella on three; sausage and onions simmering on the stove; and a grand total of three pizza dough and sauce stations. It was magnificent! We had 16 people over, and one of the little guys, 8 yr old Eric, got to hand-throw his dough for the first time in his life. At this particular moment, dirt from the floor didn't exist. Not because the floor didn't have something questionable on it, it was because the velvety feeling of soft pizza dough... the way it ripples of the air when…
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