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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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Report: Franchise Jobs Grow at Twice U.S. Rate

A new report today from ADP and Moody's shows the franchise industry added nearly 20,000 jobs in May.
June 20, 2013 in Franchises
Twitter's Jack Dorsey on How Entrepreneurs Should Use Twitter

Twitter's Jack Dorsey on How Entrepreneurs Should Use Twitter

As part of National Small Business Week, Dorsey will join SBA Chief Karen Mills for a discussion of best practices.
June 20, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed

The health-insurance exchanges due out in October may not be ready on schedule, according to Congress's watchdog.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur

The football-pro and serial entrepreneur will speak in Washington, D.C., at National Small Business Week. Here he reflects on what he learned along his entrepreneurial journey.
June 18, 2013 in Business Management
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
June 17, 2013 in Financing
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic

Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic

More than seven in 10 small-business owners say they expect to generate more revenue in 2013 than they did last year.
June 17, 2013 in Business Management
SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

SBA Roadshow for Small Business Week's 50-Year Anniversary

The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding events across the U.S. next week highlighting the contributions entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
June 13, 2013 in Business Management
Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)

Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)

The most-common small business in the U.S. has only three employees and a single location, but taken together, small businesses in the U.S. are the primary engine of job growth.
June 12, 2013 in Human Resources
The World's Most Meaningful Brands (Infographic)

The World's Most Meaningful Brands (Infographic)

A new study by a French market research firm finds that the most meaningful brands outperform the stock market.
June 11, 2013 in Advertising

Chase Small-Business Customers to Get $1 Million in Twitter Ads

The banking and social media giants teamed up in an effort to reach out to small-business owners.
June 10, 2013 in Advertising
New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.
June 10, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Small-Business Stars of 2013: State Standouts

Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes one person from each state and U.S. territory to be considered for a national title.
June 7, 2013 in Business Management
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

After reviewing more than 1,000 credit cards, credit-card comparison website CardHub.com releases an analysis of which credit cards are best for entrepreneurs and why.
June 7, 2013 in Financing
Optimizing Your Business Website for Mobile at No Cost

Optimizing Your Business Website for Mobile at No Cost

New York-based bMobilized has an algorithm which will generate a version of your company's website specifically designed to fit mobile devices.
June 5, 2013 in Mobile
New GoDaddy CEO's Growth Strategy

New GoDaddy CEO's Growth Strategy

The domain-registrar company is perhaps more known for its Super Bowl ads than for what it actually does. It has brought in a tech-industry veteran to lead the company through an aggressive growth pha
June 4, 2013 in Business Management

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.
June 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship

CrowdIt, which launches today, is a new online portal which brings together access to capital and professional expertise. It calls itself a 'virtual incubator.'
June 4, 2013 in Financing
iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

More companies are offering point-of-sale systems that work on mobile touch-screen devices.
May 31, 2013 in Payments & Collections

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us: How to Get Your Business Ready

June 1 is the beginning of the 2013 hurricane season. Here are eight steps to get your business and employees prepared.
May 29, 2013 in Business Management
What's Your Financial Personality?

What's Your Financial Personality?

Being aware of your 'money personality' may help you make better choices for your business.
May 29, 2013 in Personal Finance
Get a Free Sign for Your Storefront -- And How to Give Away Stuff, Profitably

Get a Free Sign for Your Storefront -- And How to Give Away Stuff, Profitably

Be one of 5,000 business owners to win a customized window decal displaying your hours of operation, and learn how to manage a giveaway so that your business still makes money.
May 28, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
May 23, 2013 in Business Management
U.S. Entrepreneurship Climbs to Highest Level in More Than a Decade (Infographic)

U.S. Entrepreneurship Climbs to Highest Level in More Than a Decade (Infographic)

More than one in 10 Americans were developing their own business in 2012, according to the U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor released today. Here's a look at the demographics of the community.
May 22, 2013 in Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
May 22, 2013 in Human Resources

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
May 21, 2013 in Financing
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
May 14, 2013 in Financing
Lessons From Fair Trade on How to Make Your Brand Message More Powerful

Lessons From Fair Trade on How to Make Your Brand Message More Powerful

More than a third of adults in the U.S. recognize the Fair Trade logo. Here's a look at their best practices to help you sharpen your brand.
May 14, 2013 in Marketing Basics
U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
May 13, 2013 in Business Management
The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs looking to grow quickly often exchange portions of their company for cash several times in their company's lifecycle. Here is a look at what that path can look like.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
May 10, 2013 in Startup Financing
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