Street Smarts

Norm Brodsky

"Street Smarts" columnist and senior contributing editor Norm Brodsky is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and grown six businesses. In 2007, he sold a majority stake in CitiStorage, a document-archive business based in Brooklyn New York, for $110 million. (The entire company has since been sold.) Along with Bo Burlingham, Norm has chronicled his entrepreneurial journey in his column in Inc. and in the book The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up.

Recent Street Smarts Articles

Who Are the Real Entrepreneurs?

A noted entrepreneur explains why many people who share that lable are not really entrepreneurs.  Read more

A Whack on the Head

A past Inc. 500 business owner explains how, when you're ready to learn, failure can be the best teacher.  Read more

Paying for Growth

Entrepreneur explains: to be in control of your business, know how much cash you need for every added dollar in sales.  Read more

The Capacity Trap

A veteran entrepreneur explains why cutting prices to sell unused capacity is not as good an idea as it may seem.  Read more

No Accounting for Success

A veteran entrepreneur presents a cautionary tale of what happens if you use your accountant as a business adviser.  Read more

The Three Criteria for a Successful New Business

A veteran entrepreneur explains why you need more than a revolutionary product to have a successful start-up.  Read more

The Truth About Selling

A highly successful entrepreneur details the difference between a good and bad sale and how to avoid the latter.  Read more

Why Start-ups Fail

A veteran entrepreneur explains that the capital problems start-ups have usually are a result of bad planning.  Read more

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