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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How to Run a Better Meeting (Infographic)
Business Management

How to Run a Better Meeting (Infographic)

A look at the state of business meetings and insight into how to make your meetings more efficient and effective.
Obama's Climate-Change Initiatives Expected to Support Cleantech Entrepreneurs
Innovation

Obama's Climate-Change Initiatives Expected to Support Cleantech Entrepreneurs

The President unveils a set of executive actions Tuesday that aim to cut carbon pollution and prepare the U.S. for extreme weather changes.
U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China
Human Resources

U.S. Entrepreneur Held Hostage By His Own Employees in China

An executive of a disposable medical-supply manufacturer is being held in his office outside of Beijing by his own employees, according to news reports.
Report: Facebook Wants to Become Your Mobile News Reader
News and Trends

Report: Facebook Wants to Become Your Mobile News Reader

The social-media giant reportedly has been working on a project, called 'Reader' internally, which will display your news feed in a new visual layout designed for mobile.
Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight
Business Management

Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

John Stonecipher, the entrepreneur who launched a helicopter flight school, was recognized at National Small Business Week.
Frozen-Yogurt Franchise Fight Heats Up
Franchises

Frozen-Yogurt Franchise Fight Heats Up

'Go self-serve or go home,' says one competitor. Franchises get creative to differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded frozen-yogurt market.
Franchises

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.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey on How Entrepreneurs Should Use Twitter
Marketing Basics

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.
Small-Business Health-Care Exchanges May Be Delayed
Human Resources

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.
Fran Tarkenton on Winning as a Self-Taught Entrepreneur
Grow Your Business

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.
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors
Financing

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.
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic
Business Management

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

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.
Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)
Human Resources

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.
The World's Most Meaningful Brands (Infographic)
Advertising

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.
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.
New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses
Cash Flow & Money Management

New Accounting Framework to Ease Burdens for Small Businesses

Two U.S. accounting organizations aim to give business owners streamlined options for financial reporting.
Business 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.
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013
Financing

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.
Optimizing Your Business Website for Mobile at No Cost
Mobile

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.
New GoDaddy CEO's Growth Strategy
Business Management

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
Business Ideas

Obama Goes After 'Patent Trolls'

The White House announces executive actions and legislative recommendations Tuesday that aim to protect innovators from frivolous lawsuits.
Crowdfunding Platform Offers Entrepreneurs Access to Money and Mentorship
Financing

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.'
iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity
Payments & Collections

iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

More companies are offering point-of-sale systems that work on mobile touch-screen devices.
Business Management

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.
What's Your Financial Personality?
Personal Finance

What's Your Financial Personality?

Being aware of your 'money personality' may help you make better choices for your business.
Get a Free Sign for Your Storefront -- And How to Give Away Stuff, Profitably
Marketing Basics

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.
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee
Business Management

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

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.
Human Resources

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.
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