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How to deal with negative feedback as a business owner and use it to improve your leadership skills

As a business owner, it's important to see negative feedback as constructive and motivating. Westend61/Getty Images As a business owner, you need to be prepared to handle negative feedback from clients as well as colleagues. When vocal disapproval is aimed your way, show emotional and professional intelligence in your response. Pay attention to how other leaders handle negativity, learn from their mistakes, and have a plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Negative perc...
Tags: Leadership, Instagram, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Criticism, Negativity, Perception, West Coast, Feedback, Nordic, Critique, Contributor, Contributor 2019, Michael Toebe


Stop screenshotting, Twitter can now share your tweets straight to Instagram

There’s always that ONE friend who posts screenshots of their tweets to Instagram to score some much-needed validation. If you don’t have such friends, you probably are that friend. Now, Twitter is testing a way to share tweets directly to Instagram. The company announced last night that it’s rolling out this feature to its iOS app for now. When you’ll hit the share button under a tweet, you’ll see the Instagram Stories option pop up. pls stop posting screenshots of Tweets on IG Stories. you can...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Plugged


Facebook Extends Shops to WhatsApp, Marketplace

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the social network's new Live Audio Rooms feature to share several commerce-related updates from across its family of applications. Zuckerberg was joined by Sephora general manager of ecommerce Carolyn Bojanowski, Facebook vice president of commerce Shiva Rajaraman and Instagram director of product Ashley Yuki. Facebook said in a blog post...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Advertising, Sephora, Zuckerberg, Shiva Rajaraman, Social Pro Daily, Carolyn Bojanowski, Ashley Yuki Facebook


Facebook turns WhatsApp into a shopping hub with virtual storefronts

Facebook has slowly but surely been looking for ways to monetize its investment in WhatsApp, adding new several features for businesses over the past few years. Now the company is turning it into a straight-up shopping hub — in a few countries, at least. Facebook introduced Shops in 2020 as a way to turn Facebook and Instagram pages into digital storefronts, with a particular emphasis on small businesses. The company noted at the time that the feature would be coming to WhatsApp (and Messenger),...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Insider, Plugged


If you love voice messaging, you’ll love Squad

Squad used to be an app that connected people with similar interests for in-person meetups. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. While most social apps thrived under these conditions — people craved digital connection more than ever — Squad couldn’t operate. Founder Isa Watson didn’t know how long the world would be in shutdown. Instead of waiting for a return to normalcy, she shifted the scope of the app entirely.   Today, Squad relaunches as an audio-based social app that aims to help users...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Imessage, US, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, United States, Computing, Venture Capital, Squad, Watson, Silicon Valley, Isa


Clubhouse accidentally leaked its Backchannel for DMs feature

While Clubhouse is very popular among live-audio social network enthusiasts, it lacks one major feature users would give anything for: direct messages. It’s annoying when you’re engaged in a lively room, and want to connect to someone, you have to go to their profile, find their Twitter or Instagram handle and message them there. That’s probably about to change. [Read: Why entrepreneurship in emerging markets matters] Clubhouse accidentally leaked its under-development chat feature called Backch...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Plugged


'High earner, not rich yet': How to tell if you're a 'Henry,' based on your salary, savings, and lifestyle

Henrys are millennials who live comfortably but feel broke. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images "Henry" is an acronym ascribed to millennials who earn six figures but still feel broke. Insider spoke with two experts who work with Henrys about who the typical Henry is. Henrys earn over $100,000, are in their early 30s, and struggle to balance spending with saving. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Are you a millennial who earns six figures and still feels broke? Then you might be...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, New York, Texas, Instagram, Colorado, California, Trends, Washington Dc, Fortune, Henry, Texas Florida, Drucker, Henrys, Priya Malani, Hillary Hoffower


How $800 and kitchen experiments helped Stormi Steele create a hair care brand that booked nearly $20 million in sales last year

Stormi Steele Stormi Steele Stormi Steele is the founder of the hair care brand Canvas Beauty, a company she created from her kitchen experiments. Canvas Beauty booked nearly $20 million in sales last year after Steele used paid social media advertising. Steele shares the steps necessary for scaling a haircare business, including how to carve your own entrepreneurial path. See more stories on Insider's business page. As a child growing up in De Kalb, Mississippi, a small town 120 mi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Mississippi, Trends, Mintel, Steele, Mississippi State University, Camille Rose, Mielle Organics, Instagram Business, Maya Smith, Dominic Madori Davis, Monique Rodriguez, Stormi Steele, Stormi Steele Stormi Steele Stormi Steele, De Kalb Mississippi


What Your Organization Really Needs from You: Influence and Impact

LEADERS in today’s multinational, matrixed, diverse business world have impact through their ability to influence others. In many organizations, authority-based leadership is waning. Success is all about getting others to care about what you care about. The most effective leaders get their teams, their colleagues, and their suppliers to emphasize their priorities. People listen to what you have to say, and follow you, because they want to, not because they have to. When you have that kind of in...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Bill, George Bradt, Tommy, Leadership Development, Bill Berman, George Bradt Bill Berman, Berman Leadership Development


29-year-old Brandon Blackwood's handbag empire is on track to book $30 million in revenue. Here's how he's redefining $300 billion luxury industry.

Brandon Blackwood Brandon Blackwood Brandon Blackwood is a handbag designer who is on track to book $30 million in revenue this year. His eponymous business is best known for its "end systemic racism" tote that went viral last summer. He found success by cultivating connections with customers and sharing his political views on Instagram. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fashion designer Brandon Blackwood was at a crossroads last summer: Along with other Black-owned brands...
Tags: Nordstrom, Instagram, Trends, Brooklyn, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kardashian, Black Lives Matter, Black, Elle Magazine, Blackwood, Bergdorf Goodman, Winnie Harlow, Bard College, ESR, Brandon Blackwood, Dominic Madori Davis


Mark Zuckerberg's reputation has gone from heralded genius to 'worst Bond villain ever.' So why do so many business school grads still want to be the next Zuckerberg?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about "News Tab" at the Paley Center, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Despite the declining reputation of Big Tech, many business school grads are setting out to become the next great tech founder. Tom Eisenmann, an entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, set out to examine why so many grads are attracted to startup's in his new book "Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success." But beyond providing a ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Review, Opinion, Mba, Stanford, America, Trends, Strategy, Society, Economy, Yale, Bond, Ftc


Wellbeing at Work

WHAT DOES it take to thrive? It seems to be an elusive goal. Gallup research has found that about seven in 10 people are struggling or suffering in their lives. In Wellbeing at Work, Jim Clifton and Jim Harter report that beginning in the late 1950s, Gallup sought to discover and quantify the difference between the best possible life and the worst possible life. Currently (2021), “Gallup has found that 17% of the world’s population is suffering (worst life), 59% is struggling, and 25% is thrivi...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Personal Development, Gallup, Jim Harter, Jim Clifton


Instagram will now pack ads into your Reels binges

In the movie Avengers: Endgame, Thanos says, “I am inevitable.” If you think of the internet, Thanos is ads. If you’re using a free product, it’s usually just a matter of time before ads creep into it. That is what’s happening with Instagram Reels — the company’s TikTok rival. Facebook is now introducing ads as long as 30 seconds in between Reels on the app. These ads will have a small “Sponsored” label with the advertiser’s name. Instagram first introduced ads in Reels back in April to users in...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Australia, Thanos, Tiktok, Plugged, India Brazil Germany


Chrissy Teigen team member says designer Michael Costello faked the DMs that showed her bullying him

Entertainer Chrissy Teigen (R), designer Michael Costello (insert). Photo by Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic, Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images Designer Michael Costello accused Chrissy Teigen of bullying him in purported Instagram DMs. The designer said Teigen's purported messages and blacklisting caused him to want to kill himself. A member of Teigen's team says the messages Costello posted are fake. The screenshots appear to be manipulated. Read more of Insider's digital cult...
Tags: Beyonce, News, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Chrissy Teigen, The Daily Beast, Courtney Stodden, Michael, Leona Lewis, Lewis, R, Teigen, COSTELLO, Digital Culture


50 Restaurant Marketing Tips

Restaurant marketing is important today more than ever. What’s more, effective marketing techniques can include digital and older strategies. Consider the fact that American restaurant industry sales reached about $800 billion in 2017. How do Restaurants do Marketing? Good restaurant marketing requires constant effort. All of these small business owners need a marketing plan to succeed. It should include food photos and other features. Remember, a good restaurant marketing plan should be uniq...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Sales, Seo, Customers, Getty Images, Tripadvisor, Ada, Don, Twitter Instagram, Facebook Page, GrubHub, Facebook Social, Marketing Tips


Leading Thoughts for June 17, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Leadership coach Ruchira Chaudhary on the difference between mentors and coaches: “Mentors provide direction to their mentees, giving them the opportunity to become more like them. Coaches, though, don’t offer directions or even answers. A good coach instead helps the coachee come up with their own answers. As a coach and leader, you—unlike the mentor...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Leading Thoughts, Rebecca Heiss, Ruchira Chaudhary, Science Backed Solutions


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


How the influencer-marketing agency Mediakix unraveled

When directed to the Mediakix Instagram account, a "user not found" error pops up. Screenshot/Instagram Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:How the influencer-marketing agency Mediakix unraveledInfluencer boxing has been lucrative for creators, but messy for organizersHow much a TikTok creator with 1.6 million ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, New York City, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Seo, New York Times, Preston, Showtime, Sydney, Nba, Miami, WME, Stamps


I used ResortPass to book affordable poolside day-cations at luxury hotels - here's why I'll be using it all summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The rooftop pool deck at the SLS Beverly Hills. Alesandra Dubin/Insider ResortPass allows you to access hotel pools and other amenities without paying a nightly room fee. I found it to be a great option for remote work, a special occasion, or a family day at the pool. I booked three ResortPass visits at top hotels around LA. Here's what my experience was like. ResortPass at a glance: What is Resort...
Tags: New York, Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Jose Andres, Downtown Los Angeles, Figueroa, SLS Beverly Hills, Hotel Figueroa, Viceroy Santa Monica, W Hotel Hollywood, Alesandra Dubin, Veranda Al Fresco, California Florida Hawaii Texas Arizona, Figueroa Alesandra Dubin


4 strategies a 28-year-old used to grow her net worth by $92,000 in a year

Business Insider Connie Conpoint. Photo courtesy of Connie Conpoint A millennial who saved $92,000 in a year used four strategies to save and invest more. She took advantage of her 401(k) and HSA to save on taxes and grow her balance. She also held herself accountable by telling others about her goal and keeping a spreadsheet. This article is part of a series focused on millennial financial empowerment called Master Your Money. In 2020, 28-year-old Connie Conpoint's net...
Tags: Instagram, Fire, Trends, Millennials, Austin Texas, HSA, ESPP, Edit Series, Liz Knueven, Master Your Money, PFI SP, Mym-first-person, Master Your Money 2021, Connie Conpoint, Conpoint


FamPay, a fintech aimed at teens in India, raises $38 million

How big is the market in India for a neobank aimed at teenagers? Scores of high-profile investors are backing a startup to find out. Bangalore-based FamPay said on Wednesday it has raised $38 million in its Series A round led by Elevation Capital. General Catalyst, Rocketship VC, Greenoaks Capital and existing investors Sequoia Capital India, Y Combinator, Global Founders Capital and Venture Highway also participated in the new round, which brings FamPay’s to-date raise to $42.7 million. TechCru...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Asia, Instagram, Finance, India, Funding, Tech, Netflix, General Catalyst, Global Founders Capital, Bangalore, Greenoaks Capital, Jain


The 16 best beach hotels in the US for ocean views, gorgeous pools, and beachside dining

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The Diplomat Beach Resort Beachfront hotels are coveted stays with access to sandy shores, gorgeous views, and water sports. We found the best beach hotels in the US, from Hawaii and California to Florida and Maine. Keep in mind that summer is the peak season for many beach areas and hotel prices tend to increase. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Summer is here and the urge to travel is at an all-tim...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Cdc, Oregon, US, Trends, Georgia, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Portland, Manhattan, Miami, Harry


Shopify expands its one-click checkout, Shop Pay, to any merchant on Facebook or Google

E-commerce platform Shopify announced this morning its one-click checkout service known as Shop Pay will become available to any U.S. merchant that sells on Facebook or Google — even if they don’t use Shopify’s software to power their online stores. That makes Shop Pay the first Shopify product offered to non-Shopify merchants, the company notes. First introduced at its developer conference in 2017, Shop Pay is similar to other instant checkout solutions that offer an easier way to pay online by...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Shopping, Google Search, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Online Shopping, United States, Mobile Payments, Shop, Stripe


Messaging social network IRL hits unicorn status with SoftBank-led $170M Series C

Social calendar app IRL has been busy building a messaging-based social network, or what founder and CEO Abraham Shafi calls a “WeChat of the West.” Following its pandemic-fueled growth and further push into the social networking space with group chat and other features, IRL is today announcing a sizable $170 million Series C growth round, led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. The fundraise also mints IRL as a new unicorn with a $1.17 billion valuation. Besides SoftBank, new investor Dragoneer also p...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Social Networks, California, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, United States, WeChat, Twitch, Social Network


Meme mania pushed Gen Z into the stock market - and now they're learning investing fundamentals from TikTok and Instagram

Getty Images Getty Images 41% of Gen-Z investors use social media to educate themselves on investing, Fidelity said. People in Gen Z who are interested in investing often turn to TikTok and Instagram first before going to family and friends. Many Gen Z individuals were prompted by recent meme-stock mania to start learning about investing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen Z was "awakened" to investing amid the meme-stock mania this year, and now they're turning to ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Markets, Reddit, Fidelity, Gamestop, Gen Z, Gen Zs, Lannan, Getty Images Getty Images, Tiktok, Millennial Investing, Gen z investing, Natasha Dailey


Pink Floyd's Roger Waters turns down Facebook's offer of a 'huge, huge amount of money' to use a song, calls Zuckerberg 'one of the most powerful idiots in the world'

Roger Waters arrives at the premiere for 'Roger Waters - Us + Them' during the 76th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Giardino on September 6, 2019 in Venice, Italy. Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images) Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, said Facebook asked to use a song for an Instagram ad. Waters said he was offered a lot of money for use of the song "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2." "The answer is, 'F--k You. No f--in' way,'" he said, Rolling Stone re...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Pink Floyd, Harvard, Julian Assange, Rolling Stone, Zuckerberg, Venice Italy, Floyd, Roll Hall of Famer, Roger Waters, Waters, La Jornada


Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says he turned down a 'huge, huge amount of money' from Facebook to use a song, calling Zuckerberg 'one of the most powerful idiots in the world'

Roger Waters arrives at the premiere for 'Roger Waters - Us + Them' during the 76th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Giardino on September 6, 2019 in Venice, Italy. Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images) Roger Waters, a founding member of Pink Floyd, said Facebook asked to use a song in an Instagram ad. Waters said the company offered a lot of money for use of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2." "The answer is, 'F--- You. No f---in' way,'" he recalled saying, per Rolli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Pink Floyd, Harvard, Julian Assange, Rolling Stone, Zuckerberg, Venice Italy, Floyd, Roll Hall of Famer, Roger Waters, Waters, La Jornada


What Types of Instagram Ads are There?

There’s no question that advertising on Instagram is a good idea, after all, as of October 2020, there were 1.16 billion users around the world, a figure that’s likely grown even bigger, which means you’ll have a massive audience to reach. If you don’t have the time and expertise, and few do other than the true experts, an Instagram marketing service can help. If you plan to tackle it on your own, you might wonder which types of ads to choose as there are  multiple different types of ads t...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Sales


The 9 best yoga mats of 2021, according to yoga teachers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Practicing yoga on the same mat creates a familiar, relaxing space anywhere we set it down. As a yoga teacher, I find the best yoga mats offer stability, non-slip grip, and joint cushioning. Our top pick, the Rumi Earth Sun, is eco-friendly, well-cushioned, durable, and absorbs sweat. If you're looking to try out yoga, you'll need a mat. But if you're wanting to cultivate a regular practice, it's important to think very carefully about which yo...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Utah, Instagram, Fitness, California, India, Trends, Best, Features, Yoga, Buying Guide, Ashtanga, Mumbai, Cork



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