Burt Helm is a nonfiction writer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Men's Journal, GQ.com, Businessweek, Marie Claire, and Bloomberg News. He is also a senior contributing writer for Inc., where he has worked since 2010.
His Inc. feature story, "Turntable.fm: Where Did Our Love Go?" was called "hands down the best written of the magazine pieces," by the Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), which awarded it a Best In Business prize for magazine feature writing. In 2014, Helm's story "When in China," won the Best in Business award for international feature story, and his story about the credit crunch's impact on small businesses, "After the Squeeze," was awarded a Best in Business prize, as well as the 10th annual Stephen Barr Award by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Helm was also part of the team that helped Inc. win a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2011 and 2013.
Prior to Inc., he worked as a reporter for Bloomberg News covering the restaurant industry, a department editor at Businessweek writing about advertising, and as a staff writer for Businessweek.com reporting on digital media and technology.
Over the years Helm has discussed his work and other topics on National Public Radio, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, MSNBC, and the BBC World Service. He has moderated panels at conferences including the Inc. 500 conference, Advertising Week, the Best Global Brands summit, and the CMO Collective.
Helm graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of science, double-majoring in English and Physics. Today he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their dog Teddy. His hobbies over the years have included cello and boxing, which has resulted in some chamber music concerts and a lot of black eyes. You can watch him get his ass kicked here.