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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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Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy

The latest survey of private-company executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that almost two-thirds of U.S. business owners consider the U.S. economy growing.
July 24, 2013 in Management & Operations
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
July 24, 2013 in Leadership
Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

Why Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Often Don't See Eye to Eye

The National Venture Capital Association released its first brand influence study on the venture capital industry today.
July 23, 2013 in Venture Capital
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.
July 22, 2013 in Shipping Center
Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Why You Might (Still) Want to Consider Launching in Detroit

Entrepreneurs in the Motor City have to deal with lackluster public services, but they also get access to cheap facilities and an unsaturated market.
July 19, 2013 in Location
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

Five months after announcing her resignation and without a successor lined up, Mills says she's leaving next month.
July 18, 2013 in Business Management
Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower

Many Believe China Will Soon Overtake the U.S. as World's Leading Superpower

A report from the Pew Research Center shows that many people across the world see China as on its way to becoming the dominant global superpower.
July 18, 2013 in Business Management
10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads

10 Best U.S. Cities for Science, Math and Tech Grads

Consumer-advocacy website NerdWallet examines the best metro areas in the U.S. for talented college graduates.
July 17, 2013 in Human Resources
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
July 17, 2013 in Personal Finance
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
July 16, 2013 in Business Ideas

Commitment Phobe? Wireless Carriers Let Customers Upgrade Mobile Devices After One Year

AT&T and T-Mobile roll out new plans to encourage customers to upgrade their smartphones and tablets more frequently.
July 16, 2013 in Mobile
The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic)

The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic)

Tax-planning startup GoodApril analyzes key benchmarks for entrepreneurs, including the median salary for a technology employee and the price of office space.
July 15, 2013 in Startup Basics
Apple to Investigate Alleged Death by iPhone

Apple to Investigate Alleged Death by iPhone

Relatives of a 23-year-old woman say she was fatally electrocuted after answering her mobile phone when it was charging.
July 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
July 12, 2013 in Business Ideas
What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

What You Need to Know About Raising Money After the SEC Ruling (Infographic)

Here's a look at how the SEC's vote to remove the ban on general solicitation will impact access to capital in the startup community.
July 12, 2013 in Financing
D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
July 11, 2013 in Human Resources
Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

Secret's Out: Now You Can Tell the Whole World You're Raising Money for Your Business

The SEC takes a step forward in administering the JOBS Act by lifting the ban on general solicitation.
July 10, 2013 in Financing
This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

A review of a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative shows that support provided to entrepreneurs in regional groupings bolstered local economies.
July 10, 2013 in Business Management
White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

White House Plays Offense: Says Immigration Reform Will Turbocharge Entrepreneurship

A new report released from the Obama Administration breaks down the economic impact of the bipartisan immigration reform bill passed by the Senate.
July 10, 2013 in Human Resources

Pack Your Suitcase: Business-Travel Budgets on the Rise

The Global Business Travel Association upped its estimate for business travel this year.
July 9, 2013 in Business Management
Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

Health-Care Innovators Get President Obama's Attention

The CEOs of health-care tech companies met with President Obama to discuss how technology can be used to bring down the cost of health care for Americans.
July 9, 2013 in News and Trends

The World's Most Innovative Countries

Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
July 8, 2013 in Inventing
Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search

The social media giant rolls out a new tool allowing its users to search content posted by people in their network.
July 8, 2013 in News and Trends
Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.
July 3, 2013 in Human Resources

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.
July 2, 2013 in Business Management
The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

The Art and Science of Company Valuations (Infographic)

See a visual explanation of how young companies are valued, in some cases before they're even making money.
July 2, 2013 in Financing
Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

Winklevoss Twins Move to Launch a Bitcoin Fund

The brothers, famous for their feud over Facebook, have filed papers with the SEC to establish an exchange-traded fund for the online currency.
July 2, 2013 in News and Trends
Small Business Optimism Grows Despite Stagnant Hiring, Paycheck Size

Small Business Optimism Grows Despite Stagnant Hiring, Paycheck Size

Payroll-processing firm SurePayroll releases its June Small-Business Scorecard.
July 1, 2013 in Business Management
Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

Wal-Mart Offers Entrepreneurs a Chance to Compete for Shelf Space

The retail giant's 'Get on the Shelf' contest provides entrepreneurs and small-business owners a non-traditional way to get their product to market.
July 1, 2013 in Sales
How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data (Infographic)

A look at what some of the largest tech companies are doing with what they know about you.
June 28, 2013 in Security
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