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Mikal Belicove

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Las Vegas, NV
Freelance Business Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  business, entrepreneurship, facebook, gadgets, business strategy, tech, social media, media, nlrb, labor issues

Freelance brand & business journalist, book author, and ghost writer w/ credits in Entrepreneur mag., Forbes, and SUCCESS. My next book is about strategy.

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Biography

I am an Entrepreneur magazine columnist and a Forbes Magazine contributing writer and blogger who specializing in articles about entrepreneurship, marketing (including social), emerging technologies, legal issues and more. The third edition of my co-authored book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fa...

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@Belicove — 3,486 followers, 753 tweets

I cancelled my trip to London because I'm only just now starting Season 3 of "Downton Abbey" and don't want to risk spoiling the ending. #DowntonAbbey #ICanceledMyTripToLondon #AmazonPrimeVideo
@NicoleChavz Read ur @CNN piece about @lucianwintrich talk @ @UConn. Found the coverage incomplete due 2 lack of info on person who took the paper off of the speaker's podium. Why not include her motivations & background in the piece? That's an error of omission in your coverage.
@TIME A better story: Why if @UPS and @FedEx say their drivers aren't supposed to make lefthand turns, they do so with alarming regularity.
Alpe d’Huez, Madeleine, Croix-de-Fer, Tourmalet and Aubisque. The 2018 Tour de France should be epic. ##TDF2018  http://pelotonmagazine.com/racing/rave-reviews-for-2018-tour-de-france/ 
I've never been a @tonyromo fan and was skeptical when @CBSSports put him in the booth. Best new @NFL broadcaster in years! #TonyRomo
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Interview

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email, and after reading the following: I tend to write "newsy how-tos" — a combination of something that's in the news now, should be news now, or was in the news of late and is still top of mind — concluding this with a "what this means to your business or career" angle. As a result of this approach, I focus on what the individual CEO, subject matter expert or business owner knows and is willing to impart to others. That knowledge can help entrepreneurs, merchants, small business owners, global CEOs, business managers and employees better run their businesses, solve problems, or grow revenues by lifting leads, sales and market share, or improving operations, ethics and even moral. As a result, for the writing I do, it's not about a founder's age, their belief that they are a "visionary" or a "guru," or how much money s/he has made, their gender, the struggles they've had to overcome, how successful they are at a specific age, what awards they've won, etc. Those stories -- which all have their place -- have been written a million times over and will continue to receive coverage… just not from me (said nicely).

What's your favorite social network?

Facebook, because the level of engagement one can experience with such little effort is unmatched.