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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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.
Financing

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing
Financing

Crowdfunding Goes Mainstream: Why Donald Trump and Google Are Supporting Grassroots Financing

Google and Donald Trump have invested big money in crowdfunding projects, RocketHub and A&E are teaming up, and new CNBC reality show 'Crowd Rules' premieres tonight.
Lessons From Fair Trade on How to Make Your Brand Message More Powerful
Marketing Basics

Lessons From Fair Trade on How to Make Your Brand Message More Powerful

More than a third of adults in the U.S. recognize the Fair Trade logo. Here's a look at their best practices to help you sharpen your brand.
U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)
Business Management

U.S. Small Businesses Expect Improved Sales Prospects (Infographic)

A new survey shows that entrepreneurs in the U.S. are optimistic about domestic business growth.
The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)
Startup Financing

The Startup Money Hunt: When Entrepreneurs Bring In Investors (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs looking to grow quickly often exchange portions of their company for cash several times in their company's lifecycle. Here is a look at what that path can look like.
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding
Startup Financing

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
Inventing

Obama Offers $200 Million Prize to Build 3 Manufacturing Innovation Hubs

The White House announced today that it will expand on its program to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S., an effort to drive global competitiveness.
Business Management

Women Entrepreneurs Can Win Larger Contracts Through SBA Set-Aside Program

A ruling from the Small Business Administration lifts the cap on federal contracts set aside for women-owned small businesses.
The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward
Cash Flow & Money Management

The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

A bill which would end tax-free online shopping moves on to the House of Representatives, where it is likely to be met with resistance from anti-tax Republicans.
Small-Business Owners, Employees Save More for Retirement Than Before Recession
Personal Finance

Small-Business Owners, Employees Save More for Retirement Than Before Recession

Average balances in small-business retirement plans increased by 20 percent between 2007 and 2012, according to a study from Fidelity Investments.
10 Best States for Starting a Business
Business Management

10 Best States for Starting a Business

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study out this week breaks down what each state in the U.S. is doing to promote small-business growth.
The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)
Business Management

The Habits of Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Of the 100 richest people in the world today, a number have no college degree and were born into humble households, or without a family at all. Here is a look at what these underdog entrepreneurs have
How to Lead With Grace Through Tragedy
Business Management

How to Lead With Grace Through Tragedy

Jim Koch, the brewmaster behind Sam Adams Lager, talks about how his business responded to the Boston Marathon bombings.
What Craft Beer Can Teach You About Business Growth: Best Advice from Jim Koch of Sam Adams
Grow Your Business

What Craft Beer Can Teach You About Business Growth: Best Advice from Jim Koch of Sam Adams

The Boston Beer Co. expands its microloan and mentorship program. Plus, the founder shares the most popular advice he dispenses to young business owners.
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line
Payments & Collections

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprin
Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter
Business Management

Behind a Brand Extension: How a Sweatshirt Raised Over $1 Million on Kickstarter

Flint and Tinder's founder shares tips on how he successfully branched out with a new product -- and you can, too.
Tips on How to Make Your Supply Chain More Environmentally Friendly
Business Management

Tips on How to Make Your Supply Chain More Environmentally Friendly

A look at how Green Toys brought sustainability into business production.
Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off
Business Ideas

Fertile Ground for Startups: 10 Sectors of the $207 Billion Cyber-Security Industry Poised to Take Off

As businesses move their data processing to the cloud, cyber-security is becoming an increasingly prevalent and mission-critical problem.
Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs
Business Management

Small Companies, Big Hearts: Leading Social Entrepreneurs

The social and environmental business-practice certifier, B Lab, released its annual list of companies leading the pack of do-gooders today.
What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs
Human Resources

What 'Gang of Eight' Immigration Reform Would Mean for Entrepreneurs

A bipartisan group of Senators has established a blueprint to overhaul the immigration system.
What Angel Investors Want Now
Startup Financing

What Angel Investors Want Now

The second annual Halo Report released today shows where angels are excited to invest, both by sector and geographically, and how much they are commonly investing.
Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV
Financing

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

CNBC announces a new television show called 'Crowd Rules' where business owners compete for $50,000. The money is awarded based on an audience vote.
As Tax Reform Stalls, Small-Business Owners Spend Up To 150 Hours on Their Taxes
Personal Finance

As Tax Reform Stalls, Small-Business Owners Spend Up To 150 Hours on Their Taxes

A new taxation survey finds that the administrative burdens of paying taxes are more significant than the financial burdens. Here are a few tips on how to keep the time devoted to your taxes to a mini
Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs
Business Management

Obama's Budget: What's In It for Entrepreneurs

The White House released its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal today. Here's a look at what's in it for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
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