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CEO behind P&G brands like Tide, Dawn, and Swiffer on how to spark creativity and collaboration among your team during difficult times

Insider Shailesh Jejurikar. Procter & Gamble Shailesh Jejurikar is the CEO of Procter & Gamble's largest business line, Fabric & Home Care. By maintaining a growth mindset, he's helped his teams thrive despite pandemic uncertainty. Jejurikar has employees challenge assumptions and connect with shoppers and emphasizes work-life balance. This article is part of a series called "Leaders by Day," which takes a look at how prominent business leaders are tackling various challenges ...
Tags: Leadership, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Management, Unilever, Walmart, Retail, Ohio, Procter Gamble, Geneva, Nordic, Jason Alexander, CEOs, Target Amazon

How I used YouTube and email to market my candle-making course and bring in $40,000 in one month

Tiana Coates is a small business owner and entrepreneur. Tiana Coates Tiana Coates is an entrepreneur and owner of Winding Wick Candles based in Garland, Texas. In 2020, Coates made over $70,000 from selling her online candle-making business course, including $40,000 in just one month.  Here's how she developed, produced, and marketed the course, as told to freelance writer Kaila Yu.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I always wanted the freedom of running my own busi...
Tags: Crafts, New York, Small Business, Etsy, Youtube, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Walmart, Candles, Nordic, Don, Garland Texas, Coates, Business Owner, Kajabi

5 practices to improve your financial health, according to an elite business coach

Mental strength is key for escaping complacency when it comes to finances. Guido Mieth/Getty Images Derek Moneyberg is an entrepreneur and wealth coach who helps people improve their financial health. He says financial goals are more about security than freedom, and many Americans are financially insecure. To achieve security, he suggests cultivating an abundance mindset by practicing mental clarity and stamina.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As we step into 2021,...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Finances, Nordic, Derek, WSFS Bank, Contributor, Business Coach, Contributor 2019, Guido Mieth Getty, Luis Jorge Rios, Derek Moneyberg, Moneyberg

Not everyone wants to return to the office - here's how the hybrid workforce may expand post-pandemic

Working in an office can help employees to explore collective creativity and team-build. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images Stav Vaisman is a marketing expert, startup founder, and writer on business and entrepreneurship. He says the pandemic shows workers can be just as productive working from home as they are in the office. With a hybrid work model, WFH productivity can be combined with team-building interaction.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The end to our global hea...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, McKinsey Co, Contributor, Pandemic, WFH, COVID, Contributor 2019, Hybrid Work, Thomas Barwick Getty Images Stav Vaisman, Stav Vaisman

An usher at NYC's Madison Square Garden on reopening at limited capacity: 'I wish it felt safer'

New York City's Madison Square Garden. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Nancy (not her real name) is 57 years old and works as an usher at Madison Square Garden in NYC.  As stadiums reopened at limited capacity Tuesday, she's worried about social distancing and masking. She's immunocompromised, and a big part of her job involves very hands-on interaction with guests.  This is her story, as told to freelance writer Meira Gebel. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Nanc...
Tags: News, NYC, New York City, Sports, Careers, Trends, Andrew Cuomo, Stadium, Nancy, New York Rangers, Sports Games, Cuomo, Nordic, Concerts, The Garden, Don

I help Hermès collectors buy and sell used Birkin bags. They're almost impossible to get in stores, but I've sold nearly $2 million worth through eBay and online.

"It's a handbag, a piece of art, and an investment all rolled into one," says Caroline Bui, aka The Birkin Fairy. Caroline Bui Caroline Bui is the founder and owner of 'The Birkin Fairy,' a luxury consignment shop for Hermès products. After working at Hermès for 12 years, she launched the online shop and has since sold nearly $2 million of used Hermès items.  This is her story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It was 1...
Tags: New York, Ebay, New York City, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Wealth, Designer, Chicago, Luxury, Ferrari, Paris, Retail, Conde Nast, Ralph Lauren, Hermès

5 lessons business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos' handoff to incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy

Andy Jassy is set to succeed Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO later this year. Mike Blake/Reuters; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Peter Cohan is an author, strategy consultant, and startup investor. He says company leaders can learn a lot from Jeff Bezos' succession planning with incoming CEO Andy Jassy. To find the best successor, plan ahead, set clear criteria, and time the announcement carefully. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos an...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Texas, Leadership, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walmart, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Nordic, Bezos, Inc, Andy Jassy, Sam Walton

5 tough lessons I learned as a novice freelancer that cost me thousands in potential earnings

Mary Kearl. Courtesy of Mary Kearl Mary Kearl is a professional freelance writer and marketing consultant. When she first began freelancing, Kearl says she made mistakes that cost her thousands in lost potential income. Now, she asks for partial deposits from new clients, confirms rates and budgets upfront, and avoids unpaid tests. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I began my freelancing career while I was still a journalism undergrad and held numerous side gigs throu...
Tags: Advice, Marketing, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Freelancer, New York City Marathon, Nordic, XYZ, Kearl, WFH, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Mary Kearl, Mary Kearl Courtesy of Mary Kearl Mary Kearl, Adobe Zillow

Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley on his decision to step down as CEO and what it taught him about success

Foursquare Cofounder and former CEO Dennis Crowley. Steve Jennings / Stringer Dennis Crowley says stepping down after being CEO of Foursquare for seven years wasn't an easy decision. He says he realized the job was his draining energy and keeping him from working on what he loved. If you're not energized, find a job that brings you joy and keep working until you find success, Crowley advises.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In December 2013, Foursquare founder and ...
Tags: Google, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Wenger, Ben Horowitz, Ev Williams, Foursquare, Dodgeball, Dennis Crowley, Nordic, Crowley, HOROWITZ, Nick Bilton, Bleecker Street, Job Satisfaction

3 ways to increase your chances of hearing back from job recruiters, according to a professional resume writer

Kyle Elliott is a career coach and professional resume writer. Kyle Elliott Not hearing back from recruiters can be a discouraging part of the job application process. Career coach Kyle Elliott says you'll boost your chances of hearing back if you already have an 'in' at the company. If you don't, don't be afraid to send the recruiter a short check-in message to ask for an update. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Not hearing back from recruiters is one of the most fr...
Tags: Work, Jobs, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Job Search, Nordic, Elliott, Recruiters, Kyle Elliott, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Kyle Elliott MPA CHES, CaffeinatedKyle, Facebook LinkedIn Amazon Google Microsoft

Priyanka Chopra Jonas on overcoming insecurities, dealing with loss, and her best career advice

Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Courtesy Dan Schawbel Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of the "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel" podcast. In a recent episode, he spoke with award-winning actor and producer Priyanka Chopra Jones. Chopra Jones shared how she overcomes insecurities and relied on loved ones after her father's death.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multi-award-winning actor and producer and one of the most ...
Tags: Hollywood, Celebrity, Abc, Advice, India, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Canada, United States, Unicef, Actress, NICK, Q&a, Nordic

4 things to consider before allowing your employees to work abroad

Allowing employees to work overseas is doable but may be complicated. FG Trade/Getty Images Post COVID, more professionals may want to combine remote work with international travel. While this can be doable and beneficial for both employee and employer, there are legal details to consider. Research whether or not healthcare and benefits can continue overseas and how local employment laws may differ. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Traditionally, the term digital nom...
Tags: Travel, California, France, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Canada, Nova Scotia, Working Abroad, Nordic, Inc, Contributor, Pandemic, IRA Roth

Fox news anchor Martha MacCallum on her daily routine and how she balances her personal life with being on TV every day

Martha MacCallum is the anchor of Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum." FOX News Martha MacCallum a TV news anchor based in New York who leads Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum." She spends each day plugged into the news, preps her show with a team of producers, and gets home around 5 p.m. for family time. Here's what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Nick Dauk. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a TV news anchor, my workday rarely plays o...
Tags: New York, Media, Washington, Time, Careers, America, Trends, Fox, Broadway, Square, Fox News, Midtown, Fox Business, Nordic, Newsroom, Trump

I'm a UK doctor who cared for COVID-19 patients while pregnant. Receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine felt like a beacon of hope.

Dr. Meenal Viz and her daughter Radhika. Dr. Meenal Viz Meenal Viz is a doctor in the UK who cared for COVID-19 patients at a London hospital while pregnant last year. Viz says finally receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine in January was "emotional" for her after months of loss. This is her story, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When I was a mom-to-be in my third trimester, I just wanted to enjoy my pregnancy. It's a time when...
Tags: Doctor, UK, London, Congress, Careers, Trends, Walgreens, Vogue, Healthcare, United Nations, Astrazeneca, Gibraltar, Vaccine, Downing Street, Viz, Cvs

The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to science

Be honest with your kids teaches them to trust you. MoMo Productions/Getty Images To set children up for success, parents should practice honesty and let kids make their own mistakes. Setting limits on screen time and demonstrating a healthy work-life balance can help form good habits. Reading to kids and eating dinner as a family can also teach your child to be more open and outgoing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   Much has been written about the attributes of high-...
Tags: UK, Kids, Parenting, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Harvard University, Stanford University, Nordic, Parenting Advice, James Clear, Don, New York University School of Medicine, Inc

I'm the first woman master blender for Mount Gay Rum, the world's oldest rum distillery. Here's how I turned my love of science and spirits into a career.

Trudiann Branker is the master blender at Mount Gay Rum. Trudiann Branker/Mount Gay Rum Trudiann Branker is the master blender at Mount Gay Rum in Barbados, the world's oldest rum distillery. She oversees the aging and crafting of spirits and ensures each batch meets the brand's standards. This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Bailey Berg. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I've been on a journey to become a master blender since I began my studies i...
Tags: Alcohol, Careers, Trends, Chicago, Rum, Spirits, Nordic, Barbados, Allen, Howard University, Anchorage Alaska, XO, New York Times The Washington Post, St Lucy, Distillery, Allen Smith

4 ways to build a diverse and inclusive talent network when searching for new hires

Hosting a networking event, virtual or otherwise, allows potential new hires to feel more connected. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Companies can use online talent networks to find qualified, interested candidates for open positions. Ensure job listings are mindful of inclusivity and avoid gendered pronouns.  To find new talent, ask your employees for recommendations and host virtual networking events.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If one of your 2021 goals is to make diverse voi...
Tags: Google, Networking, Jobs, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Einstein, Hiring, Nordic, Host, Inc, Contributor, Contributor 2019, Mandy Gilbert

3 ways to maximize the time in your workday and fight procrastination

Finding a scheduling format can help you organize your day and stop procrastinating. Getty Images It's important to take breaks while working from home and physically separate from your workspace. When it's time to work, start with the most urgent item on your to-do list and focus on one task at a time. Speak up when your plate is full, and delegate extra tasks to other members of your team.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Entrepreneurs are busy people. From virtua...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Procrastination, Nordic, Inc, Contributor, WFH, Grace Beverley, Contributor 2019, Mandy Gilbert

Job diary: I charge up to $300 for 'snake massages' that help people de-stress and reduce pain. Over 20,000 people have signed up for my sessions.

Serpentessa is a snake priestess and massagist. Courtesy of Serpentessa Serpentessa (not her real name) is a former professional belly dancer and a 'snake priestess' who uses snakes to conduct healing massages for her clients. For 33 years, she's been facilitating interactions between snakes and people, ranging from thrill-seekers and nature lovers to people suffering from PTSD. This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Greece, New York City, Africa, Careers, Trends, Massage, Snakes, Brazil, Nordic, Sophie, Sophia, New Paltz New York, Boas, Jenny Powers, Masseuse, BI-freelancer

I'm a butler for wealthy NYC families who earns a six-figure salary and has lots of time to see my kids. From checking for dust with a flashlight to taking wine cellar inventory, this is what my job is like.

Stanley (not his real name) has been a professional butler and house manager for 12 years. Courtesy photo Stanley (not his real name) is a house manager and butler for wealthy families in New York City. His job involves everything from organizing bills and tracking charitable donations to taking wine cellar inventory and making sure everything inch of his employer's home is spotless and dust-free. Over the years, he's had both good and bad employers, including one who would constantly fire...
Tags: Downton Abbey, New York City, Careers, Trends, Strategy, UPS, Manhattan, Tina Fey, Hamptons, Nordic, Wealthy, Butler, Stanley, UHNW, Service Industry, UHNWI

We're freelancers who relocated to a tiny town in Maine during the pandemic. Here's how we earned over $150,000 in 2020 while raising our toddler and enjoying local adventures.

Kearl and her family at Beth's Farm Market in Warren, Maine. Mary Kearl In 2019, Mary Kearl and her family traveled to 12 countries while working remotely. As COVID-19 spread, they decided to move from Los Angeles to Maine to shelter in place. While following social distancing regulations, Kearl and her family found safe ways to adventure locally while she and her husband kept their freelance businesses afloat/ Kearl says the time she's able to dedicate to family by being a freelancer ...
Tags: Freelancing, Halloween, Small Business, California, La, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Canada, Maine, Nova Scotia, Moving, Nordic, Thomaston Maine

I'm a former Broadway actress who makes over $8,000 a month running a digital marketing company. Here's how I set my prices and find new clients.

Rachel Schur is an actress and digital marketing small business owner. Lauren Desbgerg Rachel Schur Chase, 33, is a Broadway actress and the founder of Schur Thing Media. When Broadway shut down in March due to the pandemic, Schur Chase began to expand her social media management side hustle into a full-time small business. She helps brick-and-mortar retailers launch online shops, mentors fellow stage actors who want to build an online presence, and manages clients' social media accounts a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Nbc, Small Business, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Chicago, Broadway, Tina Fey, Melbourne, Annie, Actress

I improved my work-life balance by getting rid of negative thinking - here are 7 daily habits that helped me do it

FatCamera/Getty Images Peggy Caruso is an author, executive and personal development coach, and founder and host of "The Revolutionize Podcast." She encourages her coaching clients to practice good daily habits that prioritize their personal and career goals. Caruso says every professional should schedule personal time on their to-do list, bring self-awareness to negative thoughts, and express gratitude for the goods things in instead of fixating on the bad. Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Opinion, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Work Life Balance, Positivity, Negativity, Nordic, Life Coach, Caruso, Twitter Facebook Linkedin, NLP, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Peggy Caruso, Peggy Caruso Peggy Caruso

I'm a mom influencer who earns up to $12,000 a month through paid sponsorships. Here's how I grew my income and following while caring for my son.

Manou Oeschger and her son Liam on his first birthday in September 2020. Manou Oeschger Manou Oeschger is a social media influencer based in Brentwood, California. When she had her son Liam in 2019, Oeschger pivoted from posting fashion content to sharing mom-related content on Instagram. Now, Oeschger does brand collaborations with baby-food, skin, and hair-care companies that can net her up to $12,000 a month. During the pandemic, she says she's averaging 20 sponsored posts a month and c...
Tags: Europe, Media, Instagram, Germany, Disney, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, United States, Prime, Canon, Disney Channel, Chris, Nordic

Writing for Insider - Business

Insider covers the people, companies, and ideas changing our world - and we welcome outside voices to help us do that. There are two main ways to write for Insider: as a contributor or as a freelance writer.  Contributors at Insider - Business On a case-by-case basis, we accept one-off posts from outside contributors that fit in seamlessly with the areas we cover: Business News, Tech, Finance, Politics, Transportation, Retail, Strategy, and Executive Lifestyle. We're looking for submissions that...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Business Insider, Freelancer, Don, Contributor, Write For US, Contributor 2019, No Paywall, Alyse Kalish, Laura Casado, Insider Business Freelance, Jennifer Eum

I was a stockbroker at UBS who went to prison for fraud. Now I'm a white-collar prison consultant who helps high-profile clients get through their time in lockup - here's what my job is like.

Justin Paperny is the founder of White Collar Advice. Justin Paperny Justin Paperny, 45, is a business owner and former federal inmate currently based in Irvine, California. While working as an investment banker at UBS, Paperny was involved with a fraudulent hedge fund that was part of a Ponzi scheme. He pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and securities fraud and was stripped of his licenses to sell stocks and real estate. In prison, Paperny became friends with fell...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Crime, Prison, Small Business, Law, California, Finance, Careers, America, Trends, Ubs, Mlb, Cbs, Goldman Sachs, Criminal

Author James Patterson on the moment his life changed direction, his working style, and his best career advice

James Patterson is the author of bestselling books like "Alex Cross" and "Michael Bennett." Stephanie Diani Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel" podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently spoke with James Patterson, author of numerous New York Times bestselling books including the recently released "The Last Days of John Lennon." Patterson says th...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Florida, New York City, John Lennon, US, Careers, The Beatles, Trends, Strategy, Author, Harvard, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Paul Mccartney, University of Florida

I'm a 17-year US postal worker who has never witnessed such bad mail delays or heard management admit 'we can't handle volume' until now

Management and postal workers are left in the dark about delayed mail and packages during the holidays, one worker told Insider. Keith Birmingham/Digital First Media/Pasadena Star-News/Getty Images Chris (not his real name), 41, is a veteran postal worker in Massachusetts who talked to Insider about the extreme delays he's seeing with the mail since the holidays, which were unusually slow. The delay in packages is just one of the many obstacles the US Postal Service faced in the past year,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Mail, US Postal Service, Usps, Postal Service, Packages, Delivery, Duolingo

From being targeted for robbery to confrontational customers, 4 Amazon delivery drivers talk about what scares them during peak season

Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon. Jim Smith Business Insider spoke with four drivers who work as contracted Amazon delivery drivers about the dangers they face during the winter months, from navigating dark, rural roads and extreme weather conditions to dealing with difficult customers and package thieves. The delivery drivers we spoke to mentioned heightened safety concerns like fear of being targeted for robberies or even robbed at gunpoint. One driver Business Insider ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Oregon, Careers, Trends, UPS, Portland, Retail, Drivers, Smith, King, DSP, Independent Contractors, Nordic, Las Vegas Nevada

I'm a 24-year-old medical student. Here's what my parents did right to help me successfully pursue my education.

Darian Dozier. Darian Dozier Darian Dozier is a writer, creator of the medical school admissions and wellness blog Melanated and Meducated, and current osteopathic medical student based in Houston. From a young age, Dozier knew she wanted to become a doctor, and says her parents' lessons of studying hard, staying focused, and always trying her best helped her stay motivated throughout the journey to med school. Certain practices, like insisting she finished high school homework on Friday i...
Tags: Google, School, Education, Parents, Advice, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Las Vegas, Houston, Nordic, Dozier, Medical School, DARIAN, Medical Students, BI-freelancer

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