Catherine Clifford

Catherine Clifford

Frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.

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.

The ‘Yo' Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked
Apps

The ‘Yo' Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked

The app that revolves around a one-syllable word starts off as a joke, brings in $1 million dollars in funding and then gets hacked. Only in Silicon Valley.
Papa John's Founder: 'I Am the American Dream'
National Small Business Week

Papa John's Founder: 'I Am the American Dream'

Papa John's is a billion-dollar, international pizza franchise. But it wasn't always. It started in a broom closet with $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment.
Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)
Employees

Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)

If you inadvertently classify an employee as a contractor in the hopes of saving money, you may be putting your business in serious danger.
What Young People Want From Work
Millennials

What Young People Want From Work

A new survey explores what motivates employees aged 20 to 33. Entrepreneurs looking to attract, hire and hold onto top talent would be wise to take notice.
A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)
Sharing Economy

A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)

The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Here's what it means going forward.
How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business
National Small Business Week

How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newest head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is an entrepreneur herself. Here, she discusses how to create a business that will be around for the long haul.
The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin
Sharing Economy

The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin

Airbnb and Uber may seem revolutionary now, but they're just the beginning of a much larger movement, says venture capitalist Fred Wilson.
12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)
Leadership

12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)

A team is only ever as powerful as its captain. If your staff seems to be drifting, then take a good hard look in the mirror.
Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting

The crowdfunding platform has officially created homes for two of its popular project areas.
Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.

Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest just completed its Series A round of funding by reaching out to investors through its own platform.
Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main
Ecommerce

Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

The Chinese ecommerce giant today unveiled its first major push into the U.S. market with the launch of a website that curates small boutiques.
Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You
Sharing Economy

Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You

The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.
This Gadget Will Let You 3-D Print in Nutella
3-D printing

This Gadget Will Let You 3-D Print in Nutella

A Canadian company has developed a printer attachment called a ‘paste extruder' that makes it possible to 3-D print with materials that were previously off limits.
New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program
National Small Business Week

New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program

Maria Contreras-Sweet was sworn into office just over two months ago and her very first concern was tackling one of the Small Business Administration's major sore spots.
31 Tips for Perfecting Your Productivity
National Small Business Week

31 Tips for Perfecting Your Productivity

Being a small-business owner often requires superhuman levels of efficiency. Here's a slate of productivity tips from leading entrepreneurs around the country.