Jon Stein, who founded Betterment during the Great Recession, explains how to spot the opportunity in a downturn
In the years before the financial crisis, Stein's smart observations of his day job and the news led to the launch of Betterment, a pioneer in fintech.
How freelancers can ensure they're paid fairly and on time in a crisis, according to seasoned professionals and legal experts
The pandemic has many businesses tightening their purse strings. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get paid for work you've already completed.
4 science-backed ways to cope with depression if you've lost a job and feel like you also lost your sense of purpose
If the novel coronavirus has led to you losing your job, try not to despair. A psychologist shares steps for dealing with "unemployment depression."
Food trucks may be the perfect solution to feed customers' nostalgia for dining out as the future of the restaurant industry remains uncertain
Mobility is now a necessity to reach patrons at home and in parks and open spaces, says Ross Resnick, CEO of food truck company Roaming Hunger.
3 immediate actions managers should take to be considered confident leaders during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond
Leaders that focus on retaining talent and respecting local safety measures are overall viewed as more confident, research finds.
I'm a healthy 34-year-old who spent 17 days in a coma after contracting COVID-19. Now I'm trying to keep my barbershop in business.
Miles Martinez says that 80% of his staff was infected with COVID-19, though he was hit particularly hard.
The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and furloughs. Here are the major companies that have announced they are downsizing their workforces.
Boeing, Uber, and Chevron are the most recent companies to cut thousands of jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
3 entrepreneurs used their unemployment benefits and severance pay to start businesses — here's how they smartly invested their cash
Katie Hotze used her severance pay to launch recipe technology startup Grocery Shopii in 2018, now at an over $4 million valuation.
Take a look at the history-making pitch deck YouTube used to secure its first $11.5 million from Sequoia Capital in 2005, and the investor memo that convinced the firm of the platform's potential
Sequoia's investment in YouTube paid off: When YouTube sold to Google in 2006, the VC firm netted nearly $500 million.
'We had no idea how to do it': YouTube's founders, investors, and first employees tell the chaotic inside story of how it rose from failed dating site to $1.65 billion video behemoth
YouTube's earliest employees and investors tell the story of the site's climb to the top, full of all-nighters, lawsuit threats, and food poisoning.
The next stimulus plan could include more checks for Americans. Here's what else DC power players want to cram into the bill — and who would benefit most.
Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill including checks of up to $6,000, but Republicans disagree with its unemployment bonus.
Hotel general managers share what it's been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa
One resort had to clear out guests, telling them: "You need to get on a plane, quickly. Because you may get stuck here."
Virtual therapy is growing in popularity during COVID-19, and it may be making counseling more accessible
Online therapy can be a lifeline for people who are shy or feel stigmatized by seeking help for their mental health.
When adding new connections, be sure to read their profile thoroughly and send a personal note regarding something you have in common.
Goldman Sachs sees the coronavirus fast-forwarding the office into 'Enterprise 4.0.' Here are the 4 major themes of the future of work.
Goldman Sachs has released a 106-page report characterizing what it calls "Enterprise 4.0," the new model of work for white-collar employees.
Using downtime to establish effective recovery strategies can help you rebound stronger in your next professional pursuit.
Try to avoid going on flights that are at full passenger capacity, and book a window seat to stay away from other people.
If your partner is hurting you over and over, whether by hurtful comments or repeated behavior, it's a sign that your relationship isn't healthy.
The NBA's path from suspending its season to hosting a 'World Cup of Basketball' at Disney World shows how weird managing a crisis can be. Here are 4 lessons any leader can learn from the league's reopening plan.
The NBA has confirmed it is in talks to finish its season in Florida. And a responsible reopening would be a masterstroke of corporate strategy.
Starting Up is an interview series that asks the founders of the hottest startups how they launched your favorite brands!
Bill Gates recommends for escapism that people watch the 2001 film "Spy Game," which he claims to have watched roughly 12 times already.
Everything from food delivery services to entrepreneurship lessons for kids is launching virtually.
The CEO of Bluemercury explains how her luxury beauty company adapted its innovative, hands-on retail strategy to survive in a digital-first world amid the pandemic
Marla Beck founded Bluemercury in 1999 because she didn't like the way department stores sold beauty products.
Jeff Bezos revealed the one question he always asks himself before setting Amazon's vision for the next 10 years
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the one question you have to ask yourself when thinking about the next 10 years is: "What won't change?"
A French startup just raised $65 million in the middle of the coronavirus crisis for its cloud-based phone system. Here's the pitch deck it used.
Aircall was trying to raise new capital when governments around the globe started shutting down their economies. It was successful anyway.
Coronavirus will likely have a long-term impact on older workers. Here are the 14 jobs that have the highest share of workers age 55 and over.
Older workers typically work in jobs that cannot be done at home and that involve close contact with others.
In a new 2018 report, BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, describes how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications.
Peloton rides, beer by mail, and bouncy castles: Lawyers share their secrets to getting and keeping clients during a pandemic
A lawyer's network is a key source of business opportunities, but the traditional ways of bonding outside the office have vanished.
Pay for top engineers is immune from cuts at startups that fear losing them and would rather slash executive salaries to reduce costs
An analysis of late-stage tech companies from Thomvest Ventures found that many were in favor of slashing executives' salaries to avoid layoffs.
Eventbrite CEO says the future of in-person live events is almost entirely outdoors, while independent indoor venues are going to be 'challenged'
Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz said live events would move outdoors and mix elements of online and in-person gatherings as people avoid large crowds.
This week in Trending, we look at the latest round of problems involving social media companies as well as the debate over the Silicon Valley exodus.
During this time, more realtors are open to giving lockbox access so that potential tenants can safely tour the apartment solo.
What the top 25 colleges and universities in the US have said about their plans to reopen in fall 2020, from postponing the semester to offering more remote coursework
The spread of the coronavirus led many major US colleges to switch to remote coursework. Now, universities are discussing how they'll reopen.
Google will reopen offices starting July 6 for a small number of employees, but warns that things will 'look and feel different' than when they left
Google will start to reopen its offices on July 6, but plans to bring back just 10% of its workforce for the time being.
9 industries Americans hope will get a government bailout — and 2 they definitely don't want to see get any taxpayer funds
A survey of 1,000 US workers found wide support for bailing out grocery stores, while aid for casinos is much less popular.
11 local news stations praised Amazon's health and safety practices but didn't tell viewers the company had provided the content
The nearly identical segments aired a day before Amazon's annual shareholder meeting, where investors plan to press the company on its safety record.
Looking to pick up a new skill in 2020 or add some instruction to a hobby? Check out six of the most popular places for learning online.
'3-day weekends are better': Andrew Yang says the US should 'seriously' consider switching to a 4-day workweek to boost people's mental health
The concept of a four-day workweek is not a new one, but it's gained traction amid the pandemic as companies have been required to adapt.
The life and career rise of Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the Facebook exec behind 'like' counts disappearing
Adam Mosseri has now been the head of Instagram for over a year, ever since the photo-sharing app's cofounders abruptly left their jobs at Facebook.
I was a die-hard New Yorker who never imagined leaving the city. After COVID-19, I can't wait to leave and never return.
"If you have a second home, this is a cakewalk. But we do not, and we've realized NYC just can't be our everything anymore," says Chloé Jo Davis.
7 communication tips to keep your relationship alive during quarantine, according to a long-distance couple
Long-distance dating is a challenge, but it's doable. Here's how one couple keeps the spark alive during uncertain times.
SUCCESS INSIDER: Meet the 38 consultancy stars disrupting the $130 billion industry and solving problems for clients in crisis
Our regular newsletter for getting things done, like how some leaders in management consulting are transforming the industry during coronavirus.
There are 2 options for coronavirus testing, but they can be misused. A leading epidemiologist explains the right way companies should be testing employees.
Dr. Tista Ghosh says the two coronavirus tests available, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and antibody testing, come with a few challenges.
Among other steps, companies are rushing to hire tech talent as the world pivots to digital at an unprecedented pace.
Without affordable childcare, working mothers are struggling more than ever to balance family and career during the coronavirus pandemic
"Will the US take something positive from this crisis by learning an enduring lesson about the power of childcare?"
Billionaire David Booth shares his top 3 strategies for first-time investors riding out the economic crisis
David Booth is executive chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Coronavirus uncertainty may ruffle the markets, but your investments can be stable.
Soft skills will help you get a new job amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to one of the top staffing execs in the US
Workers laid off from the hospitality sector possess soft skills needed for new jobs opening up. Here's what those jobs are and how you can get one.
Furloughed employees can actually still work for your business; you just need to pay them for their time worked.
Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here's the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in
Learning to stay calm in the face of frustration will be much more impactful in kids' lives than completing specific math problems.
Top-tier consulting firms turn about 38% of their interns into full-time employees. Here are the firms that pay the most.