The case for starting a business in a pandemic economy

In this economy? Yes, it could be a good time. Here’s why.

Nick DeSantis • May 21, 2020

Earnings calls have become a mouthful

The pandemic has forced CEOs to give up on brevity.

Michael Waters • May 21, 2020

Another pandemic trend to watch: How many businesses return their corona relief money

Shake Shack started the trend last month, and many other companies have followed its lead.

Nick DeSantis • May 19, 2020

The social distancing consultant will see you now

Companies are pivoting to help other businesses with social distancing. Their services are in high demand -- if a little unusual.

Michael Waters • May 15, 2020

A Lithuanian city is turning its streets into coffee shops

Real estate is so cramped that businesses are going al fresco.

Michael Waters • April 29, 2020

3 pandemic trends to watch as the digging-out phase begins

This week, states are starting to ease up on lockdown orders. Here’s what we’re following.

Nick DeSantis • April 28, 2020

3 ways businesses weathered the Great Recession

Our Trends team analyzed hundreds of stories about how businesses survived the economic upheaval a decade ago.

Nick DeSantis • April 14, 2020

Why this first-time founder fired her 400-person company overnight

Maren Kate Donovan, founder and former CEO of Zirtual, explains how her company's burn rate went through the roof -- and why she couldn't save it.

Lindsey Quinn • November 8, 2017

How the World's Biggest Junk Empire Nearly Went Bankrupt

In this week’s edition, CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Brian Scudamore explains how, after losing $40m in 14 months, the hardest decision he ever had to make was the one that saved his company.

Lindsey Quinn • October 24, 2017

Sh*t, I’m F*cked: Jason Goldberg, Founder of Fab

This week’s edition tells the story of Jason Goldberg, who raised $336m for his e-commerce company,, only to watch it all crumble away in 3 years.

Zachary Crockett • October 17, 2017

Sh*t, I’m F*cked: Payal Kadakia, Founder of ClassPass

This week’s edition is with Payal Kadakia, founder and exec chairman of ClassPass, a fitness subscription service valued at more than $500m

Zachary Crockett • October 10, 2017

How One Professor’s Lecture Launched a Food Movement

Here's what you can build with some coffee grounds and your grandparents.

Kamran Rosen • September 4, 2015

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