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.
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.
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.
If you've noticed an increase in employee turnover, chances are you're not doing a great job as a boss.
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.
The definitive collection of the best finance stories Business Insider published during the week ended June 27.
Without their usual social safety nets, people have turned to making friends the old-fashioned way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Petro and her husband had an equal partnership. Then she had a baby, and they came up with an unusual financial agreement.
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.
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.
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.
The best tequila brands for cocktails or straight sipping hail directly from regions in Mexico and are made of 100% agave.
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.
My husband and I drove through 18 states in 4 days with our 2-year-old to relocate from California to Maine — we came into contact with just 10 people and spent $852
The family managed to spend just $329 for three nights in three different hotels on their road trip.
Brian Elliott says these integrations help solve common problems around file sharing, video and voice calls, and culture and people management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Yes, please keep washing your hands thoroughly — they can be really dirty, even if they don't look like it.
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.
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.
'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.
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."
The worst isn't over, the Wall Street executive says, despite a brief respite in May jobs numbers reported earlier this month.
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.
The list includes titles written by psychologists, researchers, and diversity and inclusion experts.
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.
ManpowerGroup, the eighth-largest workforce staffing and recruitment firm in the US, exclusively shared with Business Insider the most in-demand jobs.
If you're an indecisive boss, or frequently criticize without offering encouragement and praise, you'll burn out your employees fast.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Employees can't give 100% if they don't feel safe in the workplace, which means your business can't operate at 100% either.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.