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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Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space
Office Tech

Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

The $130 million deal brings together two providers of Internet-based phone services.
Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future
Payments & Collections

Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

PayPal's latest rollout, which allows merchants to accept payment through an application that scans QR codes, is one in a string of developments aimed at overhauling the way customers pay for goods.
Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)
Business Ideas

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong pr
From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Leadership

From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Entrepreneur.com sat down with the Grammy Award-winning rapper to talk about what he has learned about building businesses.
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)
Hiring Center

What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)
Location

From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

Take a look at the hiring and office-rental costs associated with setting up your tech startup in these cities across the world.
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Financing

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation
Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
Chase Offers Small Businesses a Chance at $250,000 and a Trip to Google
Branding

Chase Offers Small Businesses a Chance at $250,000 and a Trip to Google

Winners of the Mission Main Street Grants program will each receive a $250,000 grant and a two-day trip to Google's headquarters for a small-business marketing workshop.
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
SBA and Government Funding

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding
Financing

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough
Angel Investors

AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

With the recent lift on the ban of general solicitation, the SEC also ruled that a third party has to verify that an investor is accredited. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says there are other critical
Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again
News and Trends

Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again

For the ninth year in a row, Apple has topped Boston Consulting Group's annual list of the companies leading the charge in defining what’s new and cool.
Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series
Sales

Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

The mega-retailer is producing a reality television series whose winners will get their products sold on Walmart.com.
PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes
Financing

PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

The online payments giant is getting into the finance market, providing access to credit based entirely on sales history – no credit check required.
AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts
Venture Capital

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)
Innovation

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
How Buffett, Musk and Other Multi-Billionaires Hit It Big (Interactive Graphic)
Leadership

How Buffett, Musk and Other Multi-Billionaires Hit It Big (Interactive Graphic)

This interactive infographic breaks down the early steps and career highlights of Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Liliane Bettencourt, Oprah Winfrey and Li Ka-shing.
Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors
Venture Capital

Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors

Some entrepreneurs are looking to streamline the potentially onerous process of accrediting investors in accordance with the SEC's new rules on general solicitation.
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23
Financing

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

The 80-year-old ban on private companies advertising their fundraising efforts lifts on Monday, and the industry is largely cautious, waiting for the SEC to hand down more details on how the change wi
The Lowdown on Why Denver's So High on the Startup Scene Hotlist
Location

The Lowdown on Why Denver's So High on the Startup Scene Hotlist

Denver has been hovering in Boulder's startup-scene shadow, but the 'little sister' city has been drawing its own star power of late.
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents
Leadership

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional
Business Management

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Michael Raynor, a director with Deloitte, examined 25,000 companies across hundreds of industries and 45 years worth of data. First, he identified the best of the best. Then he identified how the best
They'll Never Forget: Entrepreneurs Changed By 9/11
Starting a Business

They'll Never Forget: Entrepreneurs Changed By 9/11

Stories of business owners who launched their own companies, or significantly changed the way they ran their existing ones, because of the events of September 11, 2001.
Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)
Cash Flow & Money Management

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

From getting a website domain to creating a business roadmap out of sticky notes, here is an infographic detailing what you can do to get your business off the ground on a shoestring.
Where New York Mayor Candidates Stand on Business and Entrepreneurship
Location

Where New York Mayor Candidates Stand on Business and Entrepreneurship

From former Congressman Anthony Weiner to Gristedes owner John Catsimatidis and the first openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the slate of candidates in the Big Apple primary is
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events
News and Trends

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the for
Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)
Business Management

Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Wise words from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, Elon Musk, Andrew Carnegie and other legendary leaders on success, attention, motivation, concentration, opportunity, failure and life.
Internet Users Want to Be Invisible. And They Fear Advertisers More than the Government
Security

Internet Users Want to Be Invisible. And They Fear Advertisers More than the Government

A new report released by the Pew Research Center finds that almost all Internet users have taken steps to erase their digital footprints. Just who they are trying to avoid, though, may surprise you.
What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think
Location

What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think

A white paper released by the entrepreneurship organization Kauffman Foundation today says it is the presence of existing companies, not a network of local universities generating talent, that most di
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