How to Lose a Media Opportunity in Ten Seconds or Less

Many of you know me as an entrepreneur — others as a journalist. In reality, I’m a hybrid. My company,, is an online media outlet for small business news and information. Additionally, I write for several national media outlets and I’m a small business contributor for ABC News. Therefore, I get hundreds of pitches every week. But I also pitch to the media to help build by business and personal brand. I see the process from a unique vantage point. I know what works and what doesn’t. So I decided to share a few insider tips to help you capture the media you desire.