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Rob Biederman

Rob Biederman

Guest Writer / Co-founder and CEO of Catalant

Rob Biederman is the co-founder and CEO of Catalant, a company that connects companies to talent and knowledge in real time. Catalant has a global network of more than 40,000 experienced consultants able to work on research, strategy, marketing, finance, sales, operations and product initiatives.

Work-Life Balance

How to Start Fitting Work Into Life (and Stop Fitting Life Into Work)

Take time to recharge, and that doesn't mean your cell phone and laptop.
Freelancers

4 Ways to Turn Your Freelancers Into Brand Ambassadors

Put in the effort to make them feel like "part of the family."
Investments

How to Prep Your Startup for the Collapse of the Tech Bubble

Remember dot-com stocks? Three ways you can shore up your company ahead of the next big pop.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Incorporate Freelancers Into Your Business

Looking beyond on-staff positions might be your company's answer to a skills gap, scaling with agility or finding new opportunities.
Inspiring Your Team

Hire Smart: How to Tell a Startup Superstar From a Weak Link

Every employee plays a huge role in the early days of a new business. It's important to find the right ones.
Venture Capital

Do These 4 Things to Make Your Startup Irresistible to Backers

By adopting an investor mindset, you'll reel in the Venture Capitalist funds.
Lessons

5 Valuable Concepts I Learned Working for a Multibillion-Dollar Firm

A startup CEO describes how his experience at Bain Capital shaped the way he approaches business.
Growth Strategies

7 Key Steps to a Growth Strategy That Works Immediately

If you don't have a tangible plan, you're actually losing business -- or you're increasing the chance of losing business to competitors.
Inspiring Your Team

How to Choose Between a Specialist and a Jack-of-All Trades

Deciding on the right type of consultant need not be a baffling choice. You just need to know the right variables to consider.
Disruption

5 Secrets to Recognizing an Industry Ripe for Disruption

The two biggest advantages a startup can have are complacent competitors and their customers resigned to the status quo.
Online Business

Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are growing in popularity and should continue to rise. Now's the time to look at your business and see if you can follow those companies' paths.
Starting a Business

Ignore the Advice of These 3 People

When launching your business, it's a good idea to seek help. But who should you go to?