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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Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch
Financing

Crowdfunding Industry On Fire: Trends to Watch

Market research data shows that 308 active crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion last year. In 2013, the industry is expected to raise $5.1 billion. Here's a look at where the rapidly-evolving in
JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming
Financing

JOBS Act, One Year Later: Hang Tight, Equity Crowdfunding Is Coming

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law one year ago today, and it's still not implemented.
Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants
Hiring Center

Entrepreneurs Support a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrants

The majority of small-business owners want to see comprehensive immigration reform include a way for newcomers to the U.S. to achieve permanent legal status.
White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses
Compensation and Benefits

White House to Delay Health-Care Marketplace Options for Small Businesses

The Obama Administration has proposed a change in the deadline for states to have multiple health-insurance exchange options available for small-business owners.
The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business
Business Ideas

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries for Small Business

Here's a rundown of what's hot for businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave
Compensation and Benefits

New York City to Require Employers to Give Paid Sick Leave

After a contentious back and forth, the Gotham City is on the verge of passing legislation mandating paid time off for employees that are not healthy.
Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field
Leadership

Dominate Your Industry: How to Become the Best in Your Field

Robert Greene, author of 'The 48 Laws of Power,' talks to Entrepreneur.com about how to become a master.
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013
Franchises

Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding
Angel Investors

JOBS Act Expected to Increase Diversity in Funding

Industry experts anticipate more women and minorities will become startup funders when non-professional investors are allowed to participate in crowdfunding.
Looking to Bolster Your Cashflow With a Home Mortgage Refinance? Consider These Tips
Personal Finance

Looking to Bolster Your Cashflow With a Home Mortgage Refinance? Consider These Tips

With interest rates at record lows, refinancing your home mortgage is one way to create some wiggle room in your budget. Here's how to be prepared.
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.
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