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Strategy 2020-06-28T13:30:00Z
Polina Marikova working in her New York apartment

I quit my full-time job during COVID-19 to start my own media company. Here are 10 things I've learned, and my advice to fellow entrepreneurs.

Relying on one job for income is not always the 'safe' option. Polina Marinova wanted to work for herself, and also create something that matters.
Strategy 2020-06-28T13:00:00Z
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Let's not make ageist correlations between age and business success or failure — doing so is not just ethically challenging, it's factually incorrect

Abby Miller Levy says she worked side by side with Arianna Huffington to start Thrive Global — and that Huffington ran circles around her competitors.
Strategy 2020-06-28T11:30:00Z
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What to do if you're isolated with an abuser during the pandemic, according to women's shelter and anti-domestic violence advocates

Support is available 24/7 on the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or by texting LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474.
Strategy 2020-06-27T20:14:00Z

9 red flags that it's your time to step down as a leader and move on to something new

If you've noticed an increase in employee turnover, chances are you're not doing a great job as a boss.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-27T19:52:00Z

12 books to read this summer by billionaires who founded businesses and grew them into legendary empires

The life stories of self-made billionaire entrepreneurs offer valuable lessons and insight into what it takes to get through the tough times.
Finance 2020-06-27T16:14:00Z

Accenture is laying people off as Wall Street braces for big cuts next year

The definitive collection of the best finance stories Business Insider published during the week ended June 27.
Strategy 2020-06-27T14:21:00Z

Friendly neighbors: How social distancing enhanced the camaraderie in one Florida neighborhood

Without their usual social safety nets, people have turned to making friends the old-fashioned way.
Strategy 2020-06-27T13:30:00Z

A couple created an online babysitting club that's giving out-of-work Broadway performers a new spotlight and some extra cash

Parents stuck at home with kids are getting some much-needed relief — and the couple may expand their services to senior citizens next.
Strategy 2020-06-27T13:30:00Z

How to have an effective telehealth visit, according to 2 doctors

Be sure to log on early — while we all know physicians can get delayed, at least you can wait in the comfort of your own home.
Premium BI Prime 2020-06-27T13:26:00Z

3 tips for starting out in real estate, from the CEO who founded a luxury brokerage in 2011 and landed the $100 million Playboy Mansion deal 5 years later

Mauricio Umansky, who has done over $23.5 billion in sales since 2011, said you have to consider a few key things regarding which team you start with.
Premium Finance 2020-06-27T11:54:00Z

Here's who's most at risk once Wall Street kicks off the tidal wave of layoffs many banks had put on pause

Some global banks have already resumed massive cuts they'd put on pause. Goldman Sachs's CEO said the firm will restart job cuts in 2021.
Strategy 2020-06-27T03:00:00Z

My husband paid me $15 an hour to be a stay-at-home mom. Here's what I learned.

Melissa Petro and her husband had an equal partnership. Then she had a baby, and they came up with an unusual financial agreement.
Strategy 2020-06-26T20:53:17Z
Strategy 2020-06-26T20:27:31Z

Black employees in Silicon Valley are helping to make their companies more diverse — but the job is often unpaid and time consuming

Underrepresented groups of workers are being asked to step up to address diversity and inclusion issues at work.
Premium BI Prime 2020-06-26T19:02:00Z

[SLIDE DECK] Six Figure Side Hustles 2020

Whether you're doing it to pay off student loans or pursue an unfulfilled passion, you may be able to turn your side hustle into a high-paying career.
Retail 2020-06-26T16:12:04Z

Walmart workers get another bonus applied to their paychecks for working amid the coronavirus pandemic

Walmart's second bonus to employees comes as cases of COVID-19 spike around the country and other companies roll back coronavirus-related pay bumps.
Strategy 2020-06-26T15:41:00Z

The 11 best tequila brands you need to try, according to 6 experts

The best tequila brands for cocktails or straight sipping hail directly from regions in Mexico and are made of 100% agave.
Strategy 2020-06-26T13:07:00Z

Econ 101 teaches us that people are selfish and ruthless — but they only act that way because they're taught to believe it

Imagine if our understanding of welfare wasn't biased toward the belief that people will cheat the system out of every penny that they can.
Strategy 2020-06-26T13:02:00Z
Premium Strategy 2020-06-25T18:22:07Z

A Slack vice president shares the 23 most useful apps his team uses daily to boost productivity

Brian Elliott says these integrations help solve common problems around file sharing, video and voice calls, and culture and people management.
Premium Finance 2020-06-25T16:30:00Z

Citi just poached a top operations and anti-fraud exec from Wells Fargo as it continues to build out its consumer bank

Citi president Jane Fraser has been shaking up the consumer bank since her promotion in October. Titi Cole, a Wells Fargo exec, is latest appointment.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-25T15:15:00Z

How to write a cover letter for McKinsey that gets your foot in the door, according to 3 recruiters and a former McKinsey manager — plus examples to get you started

A coveted position at McKinsey and Company making six figures (or more!) could open up for you with the right cover letter.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-25T15:06:41Z

There are more expenses that qualify as 'utilities' under PPP regulations than you think. An employee-benefits attorney breaks down what you can spend the money on.

Under new PPP rules, utilities expenses, along with rent and mortgage interest, are now forgivable for up to 40% of the loan.
Premium Finance 2020-06-25T14:42:14Z

Accenture is cutting US staff, and top execs just warned of more pain to come as the consulting giant promotes fewer people and looks to control costs

Accenture, one of the largest consulting firms, cut full-time workers earlier this month and said it could cull more low performers.
Premium Finance 2020-06-25T14:25:00Z

The biggest US wealth firms won't disclose adviser racial diversity data despite renewing commitments to make their mostly white adviser forces more inclusive

Wealth industry heavyweights and big US banks have renewed commitments to inclusion, but they won't open up about their advisers' racial diversity.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-25T14:08:28Z

I worked for Refinery29 and the microaggressions, racial bias, and toxic environment I experienced almost made me quit journalism

Khalea Underwood felt her talents were reduced by white editors, even with 12 internships and stints at InStyle and Us Weekly under her belt.
Strategy 2020-06-25T14:02:52Z

3 smart ways to make the most of a gap year and boost your college and career prospects

Gap years are becoming more appealing to college-bound students in light of COVID-19 — but it's key to consider what you'll do during that time.
Strategy 2020-06-25T13:59:11Z

A day in the life of a COVID-19 tester in South Carolina, where new cases surged to a record-breaking daily high this week

Vaidehi Gajjar has been working early-morning shifts as a COVID-19 tester in Columbia since early June.
Strategy 2020-06-25T13:15:00Z

I'm a sociologist who studies how police use data. Relying on algorithms can further bias and inequality — but it doesn't have to be that way.

"Police and reformers and abolitionists are all capable of presenting the same data in starkly different ways."
Strategy 2020-06-25T13:10:00Z

5 things you should do right now to fight the coronavirus surge, according to 2 scientists

Yes, please keep washing your hands thoroughly — they can be really dirty, even if they don't look like it.
Premium Finance 2020-06-25T12:31:00Z

A UBS Americas wealth exec discloses that only 1% of the region's nearly 6,500 financial advisers are Black. Here are details from the firm's virtual town hall.

Less than 1% of the nearly 6,500 financial advisers in UBS's wealth management business in the Americas are Black or African American.
Strategy 2020-06-25T12:04:00Z

I went through infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and miscarriage all while trying to be a 'good male CEO.' It was years before I realized how delusional I was.

Tracy Young was once CEO of PlanGrid, which was acquired for $875 million in 2018. She says she no longer downplays her femininity in her career.
Strategy 2020-06-25T10:46:27Z

'Financially it's been catastrophic': How hotel and restaurant owners in Greece are reopening after the loss of tourism during COVID-19

Even as the country reopens, locals are worried that restricted travel during the summer months will further damage their businesses.
Strategy 2020-06-24T21:41:44Z

California just reported a record number of new coronavirus cases — and it could roll back its reopening if the surge continues

"We are still in the first wave," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "We are not in the second wave. This is still the first wave."
Finance 2020-06-24T20:25:39Z

Goldman Sachs CEO warns of even more job losses across industries through the next year

The worst isn't over, the Wall Street executive says, despite a brief respite in May jobs numbers reported earlier this month.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-24T18:40:34Z

I was fired as president of Udemy — now a $2 billion unicorn — 8 years ago by my cofounder. I'm sharing my tough story to help those who have recently lost their jobs.

Gagan Biyani said he was known to be an abrasive leader and acknowledged managing people didn't come naturally to him.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-24T14:35:00Z

6 books to help you find your hidden prejudices so you can root them out

The list includes titles written by psychologists, researchers, and diversity and inclusion experts.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-24T14:11:07Z

A marketing associate who was laid off from his job 2 months after he started shares how he's built up 4 side gigs that are putting him on track to make over $100,000 this year

When Sanket Desai lost his job at JPMorgan Chase due to the pandemic, he leveraged side gigs to put himself on track to bypass his full-time salary.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-24T13:41:00Z

Here are the 30 most in-demand jobs that are hiring right now

ManpowerGroup, the eighth-largest workforce staffing and recruitment firm in the US, exclusively shared with Business Insider the most in-demand jobs.
Strategy 2020-06-24T13:35:00Z

9 common mistakes bosses make that can accidentally ruin their best employees

If you're an indecisive boss, or frequently criticize without offering encouragement and praise, you'll burn out your employees fast.
Strategy 2020-06-24T13:20:00Z

A California chef just signed the lease on his first restaurant during a pandemic — here's why he has no doubts about the decision

Chef Seth Stowaway has funded the new restaurant through a combination of investors, loans, and a Kickstarter.
Strategy 2020-06-24T13:17:00Z

Companies are scrambling to hire more Black talent — but they must tackle the 'glass cliff' that can set Black leaders up for failure

Black leaders tend to experience tokenism — and they may struggle because they are highly visible and experience intense scrutiny.
Strategy 2020-06-24T13:15:00Z

I'm lucky I decided not to take a gap year in 2008. Here's my advice for students considering taking one in 2020.

I graduated during the 2008 recession, and thought it would be fun to travel. I know now how lucky I am that I started working instead.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-24T13:00:36Z

How LinkedIn's employee engagement arm gives workers an increasingly desired sense of 'belonging' at the office

"People during this time, they're going within," said LinkedIn's Scott Shute. "When there's a lot of chaos, people challenge their own beliefs."
Strategy 2020-06-24T13:00:00Z

6 steps leaders can take to become anti-racist

Employees can't give 100% if they don't feel safe in the workplace, which means your business can't operate at 100% either.
Strategy 2020-06-24T12:00:00Z

The two Black employees who took on Pinterest explain why they quit, their fight for pay, the death threats, the private investigator: 'It was a torturous experience'

In an interview with Business Insider, the women explain why they took their fight with their employer public and the emotional toll it took on them.
Strategy 2020-06-24T12:00:00Z

I'm an expert at helping people cut out the clutter that's holding them back from success — here are 3 questions to ask yourself to reprioritize your goals

Greg McKeown, a bestselling author and host of the new "Essentialism" podcast, has worked with Apple, Google, and other leading companies.
Premium Strategy 2020-06-24T11:00:00Z

Elon Musk personally recruited me to work at SpaceX when it was starting up. He was a relentless problem solver and taught me valuable lessons I use even to this day.

Tereza Tranakas met Elon Musk at an industry event. Soon after, he made her an offer to join SpaceX as one of its first 100 employees.
Premium Tech 2020-06-23T23:33:00Z

Renowned VC Marc Andreessen says he gets no emotional rush when he wins big on an investment, and that keeps him from making irrational bets. 'I actually don't have the gambling gene'

Although Marc Andreessen said he doesn't feel a dopamine rush when he gambles, he sometimes approaches VC like a professional poker player.
Strategy 2020-06-23T20:40:00Z

Trump just froze work visas during a time when a record number of immigrant-founded companies are generating record amounts of revenue

Some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies fall into that category, like Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet, Google's parent company.
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