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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Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success
Financing

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding? Consider These Best Practices for Success

At a conference in New York City, industry experts shared tips for tapping the crowd.
Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform
Compensation and Benefits

Small-Business Owners Still Confused About Health-Care Reform

A survey released Thursday shows entrepreneurs are struggling to understand how they need to prepare for Obamacare and are afraid of what it will cost.
Tax-Time Crunch: 3 Deduction-Tips To Help Boost Your Bottom Line
Tax Center

Tax-Time Crunch: 3 Deduction-Tips To Help Boost Your Bottom Line

April 15th is right around the corner. Here's how to minimize what you owe to Uncle Sam.
10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)
Venture Capital

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday
Leadership

Twitter Co-founder Says He'd Run for NYC Mayor Someday

Jack Dorsey wants to run the Gotham City. Whether or not you want to take on politics in your own career, here are three lessons any entrepreneur can learn from the Twitter co-founder, who has been ca
Business Owners Fed Up With Washington, But Many Are Optimistic on Their Prospects
Go Forward

Business Owners Fed Up With Washington, But Many Are Optimistic on Their Prospects

A survey of business owners found that nearly half are more confident than a year ago.
Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market
Hiring Center

Thinking About Hiring? Signs of Life in the Job Market

A trio of labor-market reports out this week show that small-business owners added jobs last month.
Thinking About Doing Business Internationally? Tips for Handling Multiple Currencies
Managing Cash Flow

Thinking About Doing Business Internationally? Tips for Handling Multiple Currencies

Large multinational companies have entire teams dedicated to mitigating the risk that comes with doing business internationally. Here is what small-business owners can do to protect against currency f
SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Budget Whacked $92 Million By Sequestration

The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger
SBA and Government Funding

SBA Lending Marches On Post-Sequester, But Anxieties Linger

The third annual Small Business Lending and Investment Summit convenes in Washington this week and will focus on the importance of SBA-backed lending.
Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints
International Growth

Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints

If you are looking to grow revenue, one option is to look for new markets abroad.
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA
SBA and Government Funding

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform
Human Resources

How to 'Virtually' March on Washington for Immigration Reform

Technology and innovation leaders spearhead an online movement to push U.S. lawmakers to pass immigration reform.
Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips
Growth Strategies

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.
Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months
Business Ideas

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.
Crowdopolis: Crowdsource Like the Big Guys
Innovation

Crowdopolis: Crowdsource Like the Big Guys

A conference in New York City showcases the leading edge of crowdsourcing.
Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In
Leadership

Donald Trump for SBA Chief? Our Facebook Fans Weigh In

We asked our readers who they want to replace Karen Mills at the helm of the Small Business Administration.
Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out
Leadership

Karen Mills on the SBA: Successor Needs to Get the Word Out

The outgoing chief of the Small Business Administration talks about her four years at the helm of the agency and what her successor needs to do.
7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers
Going Green

7 Trends in 'Green' Business, Not Just for Tree-Huggers

Environmental responsibility is a hot trend for companies, whether or not they target the granola set.
How to Keep Your Zen During Tax Season
Tax Center

How to Keep Your Zen During Tax Season

Here are five recommendations for keeping things copacetic this tax season.
Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules
Financing

Crowdfunders Step Up Lobbying for SEC Rules

Members of the crowdfunding community descended on Washington, D.C., calling for the regulatory agency to finalize rules.
Youngstown, Ohio, a Leader in 3-D Printing and Manufacturing Innovation, Says Obama
Innovation

Youngstown, Ohio, a Leader in 3-D Printing and Manufacturing Innovation, Says Obama

In his State of the Union address, the President talked about the need to supercharge U.S. manufacturing and gave a nod to this Midwestern town.
Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?
Financing

Crowdfunders Press the SEC: What Is Taking So Long?

Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'
Legal Center

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts
Exploring New Markets

How to Set Your Business Up to Bid on Federal Government Contracts

The federal government is the largest buyer of goods or services in the U.S. Here is what you need to do to prepare for doing business with it.
Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You
SBA and Government Funding

Loans, Contracts and Jobs: How Federal Spending Cuts Could Affect You

If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much
Leadership

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

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.
Karen Mills to Leave the SBA
Leadership

Karen Mills to Leave the SBA

The head of the Small Business Administration announced Monday that she will be leaving her post.
Will You Miss the Mailman on Saturdays? 3 Workarounds to Consider
Shipping Center

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.

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