Catherine Clifford

Catherine Clifford

Catherine Clifford is a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Catherine attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email her at CClifford@entrepreneur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store
Technology

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.
This Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second
Leadership

This Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second

Dinner Lab, which hosts pop-up dinners in overlooked, underused spaces across the country, empowers its staff with an important sense of ownership.
Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)
Technology

Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)

After its first launch was held up by New York State Supreme Court, the San Francisco-based company is set to hit the streets in the Big Apple starting tonight.
A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost $500K in Two Days on Kickstarter
Technology

A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost $500K in Two Days on Kickstarter

James Proud, a former Thiel Fellow, has come up with a sleep-tracking system that is getting lots of love from the crowd.
Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun.
Technology

Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun.

Turning business processes into games -- the idea behind the trendy buzzword “gamification” -- encourages frequent participation and makes mundane tasks entertaining.
Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)
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Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand.
This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding
Money

This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
What Keeps the Founder of Sam Adams Going After 30 Years
Leadership

What Keeps the Founder of Sam Adams Going After 30 Years

Jim Koch has had the same title for the last three decades, but he's as excited as ever to go to work each day. Here's why.
This Faceless Watch Has Raised $400,000 on Indiegogo
Technology

This Faceless Watch Has Raised $400,000 on Indiegogo

The Ritot team set out to raise $50,000 through crowdfunding and has earned it almost eight times over.
This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry
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This New Orleans Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course.
Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code.
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Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code.

The crowdfunding platform got organized and made its lunchtime team-building routine into a few lines of computer code.
The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World
Leadership

The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World

This European country has reigned supreme as the most innovative in the world for the past four years, according to a new report.
Social Media Is Hot But Email Packs Digital Marketing Power (Infographic)
Marketing

Social Media Is Hot But Email Packs Digital Marketing Power (Infographic)

If you are looking to build engagement with customers, email addresses are gold.
Airbnb, Why the New Logo?
Marketing

Airbnb, Why the New Logo?

The accommodation-rental site relaunched its website and rolled out a new logo. The logo, in particular, has been met with some pretty vitriolic feedback.
Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?
Money

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don’t want to see a
Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)
Grow Your Business

Working Endless Hours Does Not Make You a Hero (Infographic)

Comparing hours worked with output across countries shows that putting in more time does not necessarily equate to more revenue.
How Sam Adams Is Thriving as a Pony Among Clydesdales
Leadership

How Sam Adams Is Thriving as a Pony Among Clydesdales

Jim Koch, the founder of Boston Beer Company, explains how his brewery came to be the biggest of the little beer houses.
Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership
Technology

Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.
Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.
Business News

Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.

Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app.
New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'
Technology

New Messaging App 'Tap' Aims to Be Even Simpler Than 'Yo'

A decorated tech inventor enters the context-based messaging service market, claiming his app is four times faster than the viral messaging app Yo.
FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases
Technology

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parents’ accounts without consent.
The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic)
Leadership

The Daily Schedules of Creative Geniuses (Interactive Graphic)

When did Pablo Picasso sleep? When did Kurt Vonnegut write? Play around with the features on this graphic to see the habits and schedules of some of the great masters.
Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber
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Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.
'If You Can Think It, We Can Make It': A Look Inside Brooklyn's New Lab
The 'Treps

'If You Can Think It, We Can Make It': A Look Inside Brooklyn's New Lab

A technology and design center housed in New York’s historic Brooklyn Navy Yard is changing what manufacturing in the U.S. will look like for future generations.
Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline
Technology

Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline

A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults.
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
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How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourish
Walk Into Your Pictures: 3-D Camera Maker Raises $16 Million in VC Funding
Technology

Walk Into Your Pictures: 3-D Camera Maker Raises $16 Million in VC Funding

Mountain View, Calif.-based Matterport develops technology that allow users to capture images and turn them into 3-D models that can be explored. A current application is providing a way for real-est
Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee
Franchises

Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee

John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John’s restaurants located across the globe.
It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides
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It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.
If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning
Leadership

If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to succe
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