Catherine Clifford

Catherine Clifford

Frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.

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.

This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim
Finance

This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

At the first-ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL co-founder Steve Case surprised each of the presenting entrepreneurs with a spur-of-the-moment $100,000 commitment.
Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round
Ecommerce

Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.
Natural Disasters Are Unavoidable. Is Your Business Ready? (Infographic)
Disaster Planning

Natural Disasters Are Unavoidable. Is Your Business Ready? (Infographic)

One in four organizations slammed by a natural disaster is unable to reopen its doors. Here's a look at how business owners can prepare and minimize potential losses.
Smartphone and Social Media Usage: Men vs. Women (Infographic)
Social Media

Smartphone and Social Media Usage: Men vs. Women (Infographic)

According to a new infographic, men turn to social media channels more than women for business and dating. Women, meanwhile, look for sharing with friends, self-help information and how-to information.
Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate
Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.
Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)
Productivity

Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)

Executives at Tumblr, Fueled Collective, and About.com talk about how they get the most out of every square foot in their Big Apple headquarters, where space is at an ultra-premium.
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Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)
Infographics

Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

There's a lot of focus on people who start their own businesses in college, but many successful entrepreneurs start their own businesses after years of work experience. Check out these blockbuster entrepreneurs who struck out on their own in their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees
Payments and collections

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)
Human Resources

Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

A look at legal requirements for paid time off around the globe.
This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them
Retail Businesses

This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

Luxury clothing maker and e-retailer Everlane is building its brand on serious transparency.
The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup
Artificial Intelligence

The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

Facebook's CEO and the Hollywood star are both lead investors in a $40 million round investing into San Francisco-based Vicarious.
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending
Finance

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America
Social Entrepreneurs

Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America

Take care of your employees, give back to your community, be gentle on the environment and run a business. Sound like pie in the sky? It's not. Here are 10 companies that are doing it.
Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.
Crowdfunding

Become a Crowdfunding Wizard: 8 Tips You've Probably Never Heard Before.

Clay Hebert, the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, has helped 40 entrepreneurs raise $4 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter
Venture Capital

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.