About me….


Colleen DeBaise is a journalist and author covering entrepreneurship.

imgresShe is currently the director of digital media at The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media organization devoted to women business owners, and a contributor to a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine.

Her book, The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook, is available here.

Prior to her current roles, Colleen was the small business editor at The Wall Street Journal, and has served as an editor at Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek and SmartMoney.

She has been interviewed as a small business expert on television and radio, including MSNBC, Fox Business News, CNBC, CBS and NPR.

Before covering small business, Colleen spent many years writing about white-collar crime as lead court reporter for Dow Jones Newswires. She also wrote a personal finance column. In 2005, she was the winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Front Page award for specialized writing.

debaise HIBI 3Colleen has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., ¬†and a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

She lives in the New York City area with her husband, architect Frank Guittard. When not writing about small business, she blogs about her adventures making curry at CrackingCurry.com.

Contact information is here.



For anything related to The Story Exchange or The New York Times, including pitches, please contact Colleen at colleen@thestoryexchange.org.

For all other matters, such as speaking engagements and/or photos of curries, please contact Colleen at colleen.site.mail@gmail.com.