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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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Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much

In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, the President touched on a handful of issues that matter to the U.S. small-business community.
February 13, 2013 in Leadership
What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear at the State of the Union Address

Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.
February 11, 2013 in Business Management
Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
February 11, 2013 in Leadership
Will You Miss the Mailman on Saturdays? 3 Workarounds to Consider

Will You Miss the Mailman on Saturdays? 3 Workarounds to Consider

When the U.S. Postal Service cancels Saturday first-class mail delivery in August, you can ensure your business workflow continues uninterrupted.
February 8, 2013 in Shipping Center
Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Here is a rundown of industries expected to have plenty of room to grow in 2013.
February 7, 2013 in Finding Ideas
Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
February 6, 2013 in Financing
Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
February 6, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Congress debates a bill that would extend a research and development tax credit to startups.
February 4, 2013 in Tax Center
Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

President Obama salutes 11 innovators in a ceremony at the White House today.
February 1, 2013 in Inventing
Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Republican and Democrat Senators are backing immigration reform affecting startups.
January 30, 2013 in Employment Law
Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

The fast-growing natural and organic products industry has plenty to offer hungry startups.
January 30, 2013 in Business Ideas
Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

The move to overhaul immigration is likely to include measures supporting entrepreneurship and small-business owners. Any changes will probably be part of a broader reform package.
January 29, 2013 in Employment Law
Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA

Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA

The Small Business Administration is offering help on navigating the new health-care reform requirements.
January 28, 2013 in Human Resources
Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic)

Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic)

Consider these words of encouragement on the often bumpy road of entrepreneurship.
January 25, 2013 in Business Ideas
What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
January 18, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Calculating Your Home-Office Deduction Just Got Easier

Calculating Your Home-Office Deduction Just Got Easier

The IRS provides a new streamlined option for determining how much you can deduct for your home-office space.
January 17, 2013 in Tax Center
Hot Startups Born in Dallas

Hot Startups Born in Dallas

Entrepreneur is hosting our annual Growth Conference in the Big D today. Here's a look at what some local hot entrepreneurs are up to.
January 10, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur
A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

The Small Business Administration chose these 10 "clusters" or business networks as part of a 2010 pilot program to aid small businesses. We take a look at results to date.
January 7, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
December 28, 2012 in Business Management
100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.
December 26, 2012 in Go Forward
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
December 20, 2012 in Business Management
Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

As Republicans and Democrats lock horns in Washington over tax thresholds, small business owners say they just need some clarity.
December 20, 2012 in Business Management
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
December 17, 2012 in Innovation
Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Check out these five recommendations on making a graceful exit.
December 13, 2012 in Selling Your Biz
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
December 13, 2012 in Innovation
Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Here are five recommendations for small businesses that need to ship things abroad this holiday season.
December 12, 2012 in Shipping Center
A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

SBA invests $1.2 million in aviation companies in the state best known for making cars.
December 7, 2012 in Business Management
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
December 5, 2012 in Management & Operations
Day #8: 7 Practical -- But Not Boring! -- Gifts Made By Indie Merchants

Day #8: 7 Practical -- But Not Boring! -- Gifts Made By Indie Merchants

For those friends and family members that swear by only the most useful gifts, here are a few options that will satisfy and delight even the most ingenious MacGyver.
December 3, 2012 in Business Ideas
Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

These gifts will make a tree hugger happy, and they feel good to give, too.
December 1, 2012 in Business Ideas