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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Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)
Financing

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.
Yahoo to Roll Out a New Logo Each Day for the Next 30 Days
Branding

Yahoo to Roll Out a New Logo Each Day for the Next 30 Days

The internet giant will keep the exclamation point, the color purple and its yodel, but the iconic image is being replaced.
The 15 Countries Spending the Most on Business Travel
Business Travel

The 15 Countries Spending the Most on Business Travel

Global spending on business travel is expected to reach $1.12 trillion this year, according to a new report. Here's a look at the countries spending the most.
After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business
Business Management

After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business

Clay Mathile started managing Iams pet food when it was a $500,000 company. He sold the company for $2.3 billion. In his new book, he talks about the importance of letting go of control.
Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung
Mobile

Obama Administration Makes a Rare Move Defending Apple in a Longstanding Patent War Between Apple and Samsung

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stepped into the Samsung-Apple battle and vetoed the ruling from the International Trade Commission earlier in the summer.
Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores
Office Tech

Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores

The shipping giant has made 3-D printing available in a San Diego franchise and will extend the offering to five other cities across the U.S. in the next two months as part of a pilot program.
Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money
Business Management

Scoring Government Contracts Takes an Increasing Amount of Time and Money

A new report from American Express on small-business owners doing business with the U.S. government shows that active contractors spent almost $129,000 in the past year seeking out those opportunities
Intuit to Give One Small Business a Free Super Bowl Ad
Advertising

Intuit to Give One Small Business a Free Super Bowl Ad

Financial-software firm Intuit launches a contest it's calling 'Small Business Big Game,' and the winning entrepreneur will score air time during the Super Bowl.
In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees
Cash Flow & Money Management

In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.
Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Lack of Confidence, Fear of Failure Hold Women Back From Being Entrepreneurs

A new report measures the rates of female entrepreneurship and the sentiments of female business owners around the world.
Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion
Human Resources

Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the increased cost of giving large employers an additional year before they are hit with fines.
What Obama's Grand Tax 'Bargain' Would Mean for Your Business
Tax Center

What Obama's Grand Tax 'Bargain' Would Mean for Your Business

President Obama today unveiled a plan to close overseas tax loopholes, lower corporate topline tax rates and invest in infrastructure growth in the U.S. to generate jobs domestically.
How to Give Your Customers Exactly What They Want (Infographic)
Customer Loyalty and Retention

How to Give Your Customers Exactly What They Want (Infographic)

If you take very good care of your customers, they can become evangelists for your business.
Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys
Financing

Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

A new report says the growth rate of lending at smaller banks surpassed that of their larger peers in the second quarter.
Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals
Management & Operations

Publicis Omnicom and the Tricky Business of a Merger of Equals

Organizational psychologist Ben Dattner offers a playbook for leaders attempting to create a common culture after a merger.
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love
Innovation

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather
Business Management

Crocodile Tears? Crocs Blames Earnings Drop on the Weather

The colorful, rubber footwear company said cold weather contributed to plunging profits in the second quarter.
Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties
Lifestyle

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy
Human Resources

Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Small-business owners will soon be able to enroll for health insurance on new, online marketplaces. Health-care experts weigh in on how that process might look.
Business Owners More Optimistic About U.S. Economy
Management & Operations

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

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

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.
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years
Shipping Center

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

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.
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named
Business Management

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

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

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

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

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.
Mobile

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.
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