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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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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
Shark Tank Popularizing Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Shark Tank Popularizing Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Can't get enough Shark Tank? We take a closer look at the facts and figures about the popular business show.
November 23, 2012 in Lifestyle
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
November 21, 2012 in Growth Strategies
In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

Part of an SBA pilot progam, a unique California cluster aims to bring together tech entrepreneurs and the region's big farms to keep the agriculture industry thriving
November 14, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
November 8, 2012 in Growth Strategies
A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A look at how the Defense Alliance in St. Paul, one of 10 economic clusters in an SBA pilot program, is nurturing energy entrepreneurs.
November 2, 2012 in Grow Your Business
How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

If your business is damaged in the approaching Frankenstorm, here's how to get financial help from Uncle Sam.
October 29, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

One of the most attractive reasons for a startup to participate in a business growth program is the expert guidance. Here is an inside look at some of the most common -- and best -- advice they get.
October 26, 2012 in Business Management
Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

In their final debate, the presidential candidates laid out aggressive stances on China in a debate Monday that focused on foreign-policy issues.
October 23, 2012 in Leadership
Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

Mitt Romney has urged business owners to tell their employees how they plan to vote.
October 22, 2012 in Leadership
How to Find Your Money Zen

How to Find Your Money Zen

Here are four things you can do to keep your business's finances organized.
October 19, 2012 in Financing
In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

Sparks flew Tuesday as the presidential candidates parried over taxes, health care and other issues that impact how and when entrepreneurs hire.
October 17, 2012 in Leadership
Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)

Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)

Here is a look at some of the struggles that a successful small business owner faces.
October 12, 2012 in Startup Basics
Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan touch on the role of small businesses in economic recovery but stop short of outlining entrepreneurship policies.
October 12, 2012 in Leadership
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
October 10, 2012 in Financing
Profits or Bust: Inside the Mind of an Efficiency Expert

Profits or Bust: Inside the Mind of an Efficiency Expert

Businesses often pay a lot of money to productivity analysts. We asked one business efficiency expert for his best tips.
October 9, 2012 in Business Management
What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

The Sesame Street character became a social media sensation this week. Here's what entrepreneurs need to learn from the 8-foot-tall yellow bird.
October 5, 2012 in Your Website
Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Business owners are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. One thing is for sure: They are going to hit the polling stations in November.
October 5, 2012 in Hiring Center
Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

In Denver last night, the candidates talked about their plans to cut taxes for small businesses. But they challenged each other's definition of what constitutes a small business.
October 4, 2012 in Leadership
Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.
October 2, 2012 in Grow Your Business
New Site Accuses NFIB of Political Partisanship

New Site Accuses NFIB of Political Partisanship

The Center for Media and Democracy launches www.NFIBexposed.org, claiming the small-business trade group leans right and supports big-business causes.
September 26, 2012 in Leadership
Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

It's a hot-button issue, and the Democrat and Republican candidates divide on the topic of illegal workers. The two come closer over foreign-born entrepreneurs.
September 26, 2012 in Human Resources
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

A little checkup on your spending can go a long way. Here's what to do if you feel like you're watching your money go down the drain.
September 25, 2012 in Management & Operations
What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
September 24, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
September 17, 2012 in Financing

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