Colleen DeBaise is a business journalist and author.
She is currently a contributing editor at Inc., and host of the 2016 Loeb Award-nominated podcast series at The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media organization devoted to women business owners.
Colleen spent the bulk of her career covering entrepreneurship, primarily as the small business editor of The Wall Street Journal, and later as a contributor to The New York Times. Her book, The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook, is available here.
An entrepreneur herself, she is the founder of the Hampton Bee, an online publication covering the business community of Long Island’s East End. She also writes the column “The Bee List” for the East Hampton Star’s East magazine.
In addition to those roles, Colleen has also served as an editor at Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek and SmartMoney. She has been a contributor to a variety of publications, including Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine.
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.
A Syracuse native, she lives in East Hampton with her husband, architect Frank Guittard, and identical twin daughters. When not writing about small business, she blogs about her adventures making curry at CrackingCurry.com.
Contact information is here.