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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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The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
April 2, 2013 in Business Ideas
New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

After a contentious back and forth, the Gotham City is on the verge of passing legislation mandating paid time off for employees that are not healthy.
March 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Robert Greene, author of 'The 48 Laws of Power,' talks to Entrepreneur.com about how to become a master.
March 28, 2013 in Leadership
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
March 27, 2013 in Franchises
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
March 26, 2013 in Angel Investors
Looking to Bolster Your Cashflow With a Home Mortgage Refinance? Consider These Tips

Looking to Bolster Your Cashflow With a Home Mortgage Refinance? Consider These Tips

With interest rates at record lows, refinancing your home mortgage is one way to create some wiggle room in your budget. Here's how to be prepared.
March 22, 2013 in Personal Finance
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
March 22, 2013 in Financing
Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

A survey released Thursday shows entrepreneurs are struggling to understand how they need to prepare for Obamacare and are afraid of what it will cost.
March 21, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Tax-Time Crunch: 3 Deduction-Tips To Help Boost Your Bottom Line

Tax-Time Crunch: 3 Deduction-Tips To Help Boost Your Bottom Line

April 15th is right around the corner. Here's how to minimize what you owe to Uncle Sam.
March 20, 2013 in Tax Center
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
March 19, 2013 in Venture Capital
Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Jack Dorsey wants to run the Gotham City. Whether or not you want to take on politics in your own career, here are three lessons any entrepreneur can learn from the Twitter co-founder, who has been ca
March 18, 2013 in Leadership
Business Owners Fed Up With Washington, But Many Are Optimistic on Their Prospects

Business Owners Fed Up With Washington, But Many Are Optimistic on Their Prospects

A survey of business owners found that nearly half are more confident than a year ago.
March 8, 2013 in Go Forward
Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market

Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market

A trio of labor-market reports out this week show that small-business owners added jobs last month.
March 8, 2013 in Hiring Center
Thinking About Doing Business Internationally? Tips for Handling Multiple Currencies

Thinking About Doing Business Internationally? Tips for Handling Multiple Currencies

Large multinational companies have entire teams dedicated to mitigating the risk that comes with doing business internationally. Here is what small-business owners can do to protect against currency f
March 7, 2013 in Managing Cash Flow
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
March 5, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
March 4, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints

Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints

If you are looking to grow revenue, one option is to look for new markets abroad.
March 1, 2013 in International Growth
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
February 28, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

Technology and innovation leaders spearhead an online movement to push U.S. lawmakers to pass immigration reform.
February 28, 2013 in Human Resources
Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
February 28, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.
February 28, 2013 in Business Ideas
Crowdopolis: Crowdsource Like the Big Guys

Crowdopolis: Crowdsource Like the Big Guys

A conference in New York City showcases the leading edge of crowdsourcing.
February 25, 2013 in Innovation
Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

We asked our readers who they want to replace Karen Mills at the helm of the Small Business Administration.
February 25, 2013 in Leadership
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
February 22, 2013 in Leadership
7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

Environmental responsibility is a hot trend for companies, whether or not they target the granola set.
February 21, 2013 in Going Green
How to Keep Your Zen During Tax Season

How to Keep Your Zen During Tax Season

Here are five recommendations for keeping things copacetic this tax season.
February 20, 2013 in Tax Center
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
February 19, 2013 in Financing
Youngstown, Ohio, a Leader in 3-D Printing and Manufacturing Innovation, Says Obama

Youngstown, Ohio, a Leader in 3-D Printing and Manufacturing Innovation, Says Obama

In his State of the Union address, the President talked about the need to supercharge U.S. manufacturing and gave a nod to this Midwestern town.
February 19, 2013 in Innovation
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
February 18, 2013 in Financing
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
February 15, 2013 in Legal Center
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