Brian Martucci is an award-winning independent journalist with a passion for transforming complex ideas into accessible, relevant and engaging stories.



In-depth guides and primers on top tourist hubs and overlooked gems.

Startups & Small Business

Over five years in the early stage trenches. No victory is too small.

Personal Finance

Sensible, relatable personal finance advice (and consent). No judgments.


In-depth, critical reporting on the public interest. No agenda (unless you have one).

COCO Pitch Night 2018 – Nobody Recognizes the Mayor

Five fantastic pitches, two winners, and a mayor who apparently needs to get out more. COCO Pitch Night 2018, the fifth annual, went off without a hitch on January 23rd at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, the coworking hub's flagship space. I've covered at least one...

How I Finally Learned to Say ‘No’

Years ago, I worked for a national quick-serve restaurant chain. My home shop was among the system's busiest – a real hive of busy work. During rushes, the back of the house was chaotic beyond description, but I thrived there. I took pride in being the first to pipe...

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