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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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
Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)
Business Management

Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

From those doing manual labor to those in the C-suite, workers of all kinds are facing more pressure to embrace an entrepreneurial way of thinking.
Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal
News and Trends

Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer agrees to pay $7.2 billion in cash for the Finnish tech company's smartphone business, associated patents and talent.
Twitter Unveils New Conversation Format, Buys Social-Media Tracking Company Trendrr
Social Media

Twitter Unveils New Conversation Format, Buys Social-Media Tracking Company Trendrr

In a double dose of Twitter news, the microblogging site rolled out an update that makes it easier to track back-and-forth communications and announced its purchase of Trendrr, a social-media engageme
U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now
Location

U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'
Serial Inventor Behind UrgentRx Proves Where There's a Will, There's Room on the Shelf
Finding Customers

Serial Inventor Behind UrgentRx Proves Where There's a Will, There's Room on the Shelf

Jordan Eisenberg has squeezed into consumers' overstuffed wallets, invented new ways to sell his product at the drug store checkout counter and, most recently, scored marketing gold by wiggling his pr
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement
Innovation

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)
Business Ideas

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion
Venture Capital

Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

The San Francisco-based limo company has also reportedly received approximately $250 million from Google Ventures, the largest investment that Google's venture capital arm has ever made.
MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400
News and Trends

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl
Cash Flow & Money Management

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.
The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing
Hiring Center

The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing

Small businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on freelancers to get even their core business functions done, including accounting, report writing and preparing PowerPoint presentations.
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief
Leadership

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time
News and Trends

Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis.
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors
Financing

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32
Success Stories

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013
Personal Finance

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.
Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets
Financing

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)
Sales

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups
Location

The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups

These U.S. metro regions have the highest ratio of tech startups compared to the national average.
Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square
News and Trends

Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square

The co-founder of Twitter and current chief of mobile-payment company Square is traveling across the U.S. and Canada to meet with business owners in the 'Let's Talk' series.
Surge in Mobile Banking Creates a Security Gap That's a 'Wild West' for Fraudsters
Security

Surge in Mobile Banking Creates a Security Gap That's a 'Wild West' for Fraudsters

More consumers are using their smartphones or tablets for online banking, which could raise security risks.
How Much Does College Matter? For Small-Business Owners, Not Much (Infographic)
Hiring Center

How Much Does College Matter? For Small-Business Owners, Not Much (Infographic)

More than 60 percent of small-business owners notice no difference between the performance of employees who have college degrees and those who don't, according to a new survey.
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