Running a business can be lonely. Here's how every entrepreneur can build an unofficial board of advisors to get through tough times.
Lucy Deland, cofounder of online invitation startup Paperless Post, explains how to find the right advisors for your business and what to ask them.
Business Insider received 117 nominations from experts in a variety of specialities — here are seven standout leaders innovating in their fields.
How a first-time founder who started her business with $300 and discount underwear landed more than $4 million in sales and an investment from unicorn Kendra Scott on 'Shark Tank' in 4 years
Instead of Photoshopped skin and size-0 models, underwear brand BootayBag created an inclusive social media community by showing real customers.
Iconic cereal brand Kellogg's rose out of a rivalry between its founder Will Kellogg and his digestion-obsessed older brother John Harvey Kellogg.
Amazon's ad business is projected to top $17 billion in 2020, but other retailers like Walmart and Instacart are trying to chip away at its dominance.
Your next job interview will look radically different according to hiring executives at Twitter, Dropbox, and Zoom
"Remote hiring is here to stay because it is so much easier on everybody," Zoom's chief of people officer said.
Four ways major firms including Twitter, Dropbox and Zoom shook up their recruiting strategies for the pandemic
Top companies are now training recruiters to pick candidate's cues virtually and ask more questions to check the culture fit.
Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, wrote the definitive playbook on good corporate culture. Here are 4 lessons from his bestseller 'Delivering Happiness.'
"Setting out to create a great long-term company may seem to be an overwhelmingly daunting task at first, but using happiness as an organizing principle can help guide you along the way," Zappos' ex-CEO Tony Hsieh wrote.
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.
5 employee communications software companies making it easier for staff to stay connected with leadership and each other in the new remote world
The industry that includes Slack and Workplace from Facebook accounted for $527 million in 2018 and is expected to grow to $1.6 billion in five years.
How to position your company for acquisition in a chaotic economy, according to a founder who sold his multimillion-dollar company to Thomson Reuters
Brian Fox lead Confirmation through the dot-com burst and the Great Recession before he sold to major conglomerate Thomson Reuters.
Employees who trust their bosses have more energy, less stress, and fewer sick days. Here are 4 ways to establish trust with your workers, according to a senior vice president at Salesforce.
At the start of her career, Marie Rosecrans was told to never admit her failures. She ended up ignoring that advice and shares what actually works.
Ahead of Giving Tuesday, Coca-Cola held a virtual dinner series event on social justice after funding millions in grants this year
Coca-Cola Brand Director Erica Tuggle says the virtual dinner series centered on systemic racism drew in almost 5,000 audience members.
As many as 89,000 households have left San Francisco since March, the latest sign of an exodus spurred by the pandemic
The migration out of San Francisco may be due, at least in part, to some tech companies allowing employees to work remotely on a permanent basis.
These are the best e-learning platforms for free or cheap online classes, whether you want to switch careers or pick up a new hobby
Sites like edX, Coursera, Udemy, and Skillshare offer thousands of affordable online courses, certificate programs, and even master's classes.
The lavish gifts and extreme moves wealthy parents use to get their kids into elite preschools, like recommendation letters from Bill Clinton and catering from 5-star restaurants
Two expert consultants share what they've seen parents from LA to NYC do to get their kids on the path to success — starting with preschool.
The 2-part PR and content strategy a founder uses to build brand loyalty for her sex wellness startup that just raised $3.7 million
Maude CEO Éva Goicochea stays top-of-mind with customers by building relationships with journalists and turning her company into a wellness ity.
8 nonprofits helping Americans struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic that you can donate to right now
Giving Tuesday is a chance for you to help the millions of Americans suffering because of the pandemic.
6 bootcamps that cost little to nothing upfront, teach students crucial tech skills, and help them land roles at Google and Spotify
Income share agreement programs, or ISAs, allow students to pay back the full tuition after landing a steady tech job post-graduation.
How Exxon Mobil went from being the world's most valuable company to getting booted from the Dow and laying off thousands in less than a decade
Poor structural decisions and the decline of the global oil industry are bringing the former oil empire to its knees.
All the security protocols businesses and offices should have in place to ensure they're protected from burglaries, weather damage, and other threats
Cities across the US have reported an increase in break-ins during the pandemic. Here's how to protect your office or store when you're not there.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky represents a 'new breed of CEO.' Here's how he led the beloved company from near collapse to an expected $35 billion IPO.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chesky has anticipated new types of travel and thoughtfully adapted Airbnb to the changing hospitality world.
We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck ecommerce platform Fabric used to raise $9.5 million in funding. The cofounder and CEO break it down and give their advice for entrepreneurs to perfect their pitch.
The ecommerce company raised $9.5 million in just over a month. Cofounder Ryan Bartley advises entrepreneurs keep funding rounds brief and efficient.
Here's Airbnb's first-ever pitch deck, which helped it raise over $3 billion from investors. The 真人百家家乐网站home-sharing startup is now on the verge of going public and hopes to raise $2.6 billion more.
Airbnb's first pitch deck shows how it lured its earliest investors. Now, the company is preparing to go public with a valuation of up to $35 billion.
Companies whose boards are entirely white men could be delisted from Nasdaq's US stock exchange under new proposals
Nasdaq said listed firms should have at least one female director and one director who identifies as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ+.
Ben & Jerry's maker Unilever is offering a 4-day working week at full pay to its New Zealand staff — and all its 150,000 worldwide employees could be next
Unilever's four-day working week trial will give employees better work-life balance and make the firm more productive, the Ben & Jerry's owner said.
Tony Hsieh, the late former CEO of Zappos, famously pioneered the concept of paying new, unhappy employees $2,000 to quit in order to maintain a happy, productive workforce
"The Offer" was to "make sure that employees aren't here just for paychecks," the late Zappos visionary Tony Hsieh told Business Insider in 2016.
How Jeff Bezos' 'customer obsession' transformed Amazon from an online bookseller into a $1.4 trillion retail giant that's burrowed into every corner of daily life
Amazon is likely your default retailer for at least one product or service. You can thank Jeff Bezos and his strategy of putting customers first.
Tony Hsieh once ran a radical organizational experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit. Here's an inside look at how the late Zappos CEO made his self-management vision a reality.
The retailer is now fully committed to operating without manager roles, job titles, or a traditional hierarchy.
Here's the salary breakdown for Wharton's class of 2020, including the industries that are paying its MBA grads the most
Wharton's class of 2020 experienced a decrease in job offers compared with last year, but the median salary for graduates remained at $150,000.
Tony Hsieh, the former visionary CEO of Zappos, has died. Here's how his radical business philosophy transformed Zappos and made him 'a pioneer of a company culture.'
At Zappos, Tony Hsieh adopted a method called "Holacracy," which aimed to create a company culture that empowered everyone.
There are now more women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies than ever before — but the numbers are still distressingly low
Companies with more gender and ethnic diversity in executive leadership outperform companies that are less diverse, research shows.
Salesforce's trend report draws on data from 6,000 surveyed sales professionals — a key tool for those pivoting business strategies around COVID-19.
Investors like Alexa von Tobel want to see your startup's 10-year plan. Here's how to organize it in a pitch deck, including the business terms you must use.
Anticipate investors' questions on your 3- to 5-year finances, revenue projections, and what may cause the company to run out of money.
OnlyFans isn't the only site for sex-work entrepreneurs. Here are 7 other platforms, with the exact cut that creators take on each.
While OnlyFans distances itself from its sex-work creators, these platforms are welcoming them with competitive payouts and extra features.
Inside American Express's virtual mentorship program that's helping low-income teens get into and pay for college
The financial firm has helped over 4,000 students apply for and finance college with its partner Strive For College.
I run a PR firm for small businesses. After my brother died in Iraq, it felt like my world exploded — here are the 9 steps I took to rebuild my life and career.
Ami Neiberger-Miller says she had to put her business plans on pause and set boundaries with clients before returning to work.
Collaboration is essential for running a business — that's why planning a great disaster plan can save your company when disaster strikes.
Everything you should do during the first 3 months of a new job to make a good impression, according to an executive coach
A new job can be a chance at a fresh slate, Melody Wilding says, so it's crucial to establish healthy work dynamics and fix self-sabotaging habits.
I had an unforgettable lunch with Warren Buffett, and by the end of the meal I was convinced he's a success for 5 reasons
Zack Friedman had lunch with Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska. He met a happy workhorse who knows his own strengths.
Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here's how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion
The eccentric exec was known for his emphasis on employee satisfaction and growth — and his alpacas.
真人百家家乐网站homeAdvisor used Instagram data to find which states embrace the tiny living philosophy the most in the country.
A New York-based CEO and serial entrepreneur swears by carving out 2 'focus days' a week where he doesn't attend meetings. Here's how he works them into his routine.
Lindon Gao, CEO and cofounder of retail tech company Caper, was inspired by Y Combinator founder Paul Graham's "maker's" and "manager's" schedules.
A psychiatrist explains why stockpiling and panic buying during the pandemic isn't the same as hoarding
Carol Mathews says hoarding is actually a psychiatric illness that makes it difficult to discard everyday things, not just buying items in bulk.
Operating at a lower capacity can help you prioritize the most essential tasks and decline unnecessary distractions.
A 25-year career coach outlines how introverts — who might lack confidence — can tap into their strengths.
Top fitness entrepreneurs explain how they're building virtual businesses and strong personal brands to win the future of the industry
"The companies that succeed the most online will be those that focus intentionally on building a community," founder and influencer Dee Gautham said.
How to teach yourself corporate finance fast, according to a former McKinsey consultant who did it on his own time
Finance strategist Andrew Chen had zero business or finance experience before working at McKinsey — he was a history major and law student.
According to Dan Buettner, "Only about 30% of Americans actually like their job."
Meet the 15 executives in Google CEO Sundar Pichai's trusted inner circle who are leading the company's most critical businesses
Sundar Pichai's inner circle of advisors is called Google Leads, a group of 15 executives from across the company's most critical areas.