Chris Coolbergen

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How SaaS is triggering the rise of mid-market companies

<i>This is a guest post by Robert Abbott, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners.</i><p>The mid-market — companies with 50 to 2,000 employees — is a sleeping giant about to be energized by productivity-boosting software-as-a-service (SaaS). There are huge opportunities for innovative software vendors …

Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Institute of Directors relaxes dress code to attract tech startups

The Institute of Directors, a 100-year-old business club, has announced that it will relax its dress code in order to attract startups and tech …

3 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Blog Posts

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>I recognize that by writing a blog about how to not write a blog, many of you might be tempted to say, "Yours is the perfect example of how not to do it." But you would be wrong. My blogs, in fact, are award-winning, most recently awarded the "Most Amazing …

Writing

Why Brainstorming is a Waste of Time and What You Should Do Instead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"And then Eli thought it would be a good idea to start rhyming words," my friend Rochelle told me last night on the phone, "Because no one was coming up with any good ideas using free association."<p>She wasn't bringing me up to date on …

Creativity

How DoubleClick founder Kevin O'Connor started again with lean startup skills

When we started E.piphany there was an equally scrappy startup called DoubleClick (later acquired by Google for $3.1 billon). Over the years Kevin O’Connor, former CEO and founder of DoubleClick and I got to know each other. It’s been fun watching a 20th century entrepreneur learn new tricks as he …

You Don't Need Perks or Money to Keep Employees Loyal--Just These 4 Things | Inc.com

You can ditch the esoteric interview questions; skip the outlandish benefits and uber-hip working conditions; and forget building an awesome brand. When it comes to hiring-- and more importantly, keeping-- great employees, not even paying well above market compensation guarantees success.<p>In a …

Leadership

Do This Before You Build Your Next App and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs tend to be hard-driving, ambitious optimists. But those positive traits can get them into trouble when it comes to overestimating customer appetite for a new app …

Entrepreneurship

Unsplash is a site full of free images for your next splash page

Simple, useful – one for the bookmarks. Unsplash is a Tumblr blog that does nothing more than collect images that would be suitable for your next startup or product’s splash page.<p>Simply browse for the image you’re after and click download. You’ll find full attribution info under the images.<p>If …

To make product partnerships work avoid the inevitable pitfalls

As more competing companies and services launch online, it's harder for newbies to gain traction. That's because individual signals get lost. Now, …

The Journey of Trust: Who to Trust and Why

One major problem that young entrepreneurs and business owners face is knowing who to trust as they build business relationships. Within the past ten …