David Lepeska

David Lepeska

David Lepeska

Expertise

Business strategy, global economy, startups and entrepreneurship

Currently

Lead Editor at Step By Step

Education

Bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Relations, Brooklyn College

CAREER BIO:

David has been writing and learning about business, finance and globalization for a quarter-century, starting with a small New York consulting firm in the 1990s. He then transitioned into journalism and contributed to a slew of top global news outlets — The Economist, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Quartz, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs and more — from nearly two dozen countries across Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia. His writing and reporting have focused on cities and sustainability, society and culture, women-owned businesses, the tech eco-system, higher education and more.In recent years, David has edited several non-fiction books, including a top Amazon seller about fixing democracy, and helped improve content creation for a number of tech and crypto firms. Since 2020 he has written a weekly column for Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National, covering politics and economics across the broader Mediterranean region. His first book is set for publication in early 2023.

PERSONAL TIDBIT:

David is the seventh of eight children and grew up in a chaotic home filled with love — and great food. As a result, he loves to cook and spend quality time with friends and family. He is often traveling and is occasionally recognized as a former contestant on the Emmy-winning reality show The Amazing Race.

Recent articles

15 Business Ideas For Black Community

15 Business Ideas For Black Community

David Lepeska

Published on September 8, 2022

The number of businesses with Black owners across all economic sectors has exceeded three million and is still increasing, according to the USCensus ...

13 Business Ideas for Mechanical Engineers

13 Business Ideas for Mechanical Engineers

David Lepeska

Published on September 4, 2022

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and maintain mechanical systems. With their skills, they are able to easily solve problems andintroduce ...

21 Business Ideas to Start Under $5000

21 Business Ideas to Start Under $5000

David Lepeska

Published on August 26, 2022

Despite what many people think, you don’t need a ton of money to start a successful business. If you’re able to scrape together a few thousanddo ...

47 Self Employment Business Ideas

47 Self Employment Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on August 12, 2022

Have you had enough of supervisors breathing down your neck? It’s time to set up your own business and be your own boss. You have many optionsdepe ...

19 Business Ideas to Start With No Money

19 Business Ideas to Start With No Money

David Lepeska

Published on August 11, 2022

They say “it takes money to make money”. But that’s not always true. There are a variety of businesses you could start with almost no money.Yo ...

12 Cash Business Ideas

12 Cash Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on August 11, 2022

A lot of younger people rarely use cash these days, but it’s still just as valuable as ever. The best thing about it is that if you’re lookingto ...

18 Agency Business Ideas

18 Agency Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on August 11, 2022

Dreaming of running your own agency? There are a lot of possibilities out there, from travel to advertising and marketing, to recruiting, SEOconsult ...

14 Best Luxury Business Ideas

14 Best Luxury Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 29, 2022

People love to have a bit of luxury in their life, which is why high-end goods are always in demand. You’ll need a sizable investment to getstarte ...

25 Most Profitable Small Business Ideas

25 Most Profitable Small Business Ideas

David Lepeska

Published on July 29, 2022

Looking to make serious profits? You’ve come to the right place. Every entrepreneur is on the hunt for big money, but few know where to look. Youc ...