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.

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves
Crowdfunding

Staples Wants You to Crowdfund Your Way Onto Its Shelves

Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable have teamed up to launch a contest for entrepreneurs.
The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)
Infographics

The 'Aha!' Moments of Famous Inventors (Infographic)

A look at the realizations that inspired the founders of Apple, Ikea, WhatsApp and other massively successful businesses.
National Small Business Week

Sam Adams Founder: To Compete With Giants, 'Bring Your Small-Business Game'

Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, is the leader of the craft beer movement. But founder Jim Koch is also playing against beer titans such as MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Wait For Perfect or Charge Forward? Lessons From Lyft's Controversial NYC Launch.
Expansion

Wait For Perfect or Charge Forward? Lessons From Lyft's Controversial NYC Launch.

The San Francisco-based peer-to-peer ridesharing app has suffered a few setbacks in its launch into the New York City market. Here's what other entrepreneurs can learn from Lyft's Big Apple rollout.
Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store
3-D Printing

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.
This Food-Tech Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second
Restaurants

This Food-Tech Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second

Dinner Lab, which hosts pop-up dinners in overlooked, underused spaces across the country, empowers its staff with an important sense of ownership.
Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)
Ridesharing Apps

Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)

After its first launch was held up by New York State Supreme Court, the San Francisco-based company is set to hit the streets in the Big Apple starting tonight.
A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost $500K in Two Days on Kickstarter
Kickstarter

A Device to Help You Sleep Better Raises Almost $500K in Two Days on Kickstarter

James Proud, a former Thiel Fellow, has come up with a sleep-tracking system that is getting lots of love from the crowd.
Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun.
Infographics

Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun.

Turning business processes into games -- the idea behind the trendy buzzword "gamification" -- encourages frequent participation and makes mundane tasks entertaining.
Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)
Infographics

Struggling to Write? Take a Break from Modern Tech, Like These Famous Writers Do (Infographic)

Perhaps your greatest creative ideas will happen away from the keyboard, pen in hand.
This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

This Hard Rock Hotel Just Raised $1.5 Million Through Crowdfunding

Eighty-five investors can now say they own part of The Hard Rock Hotel in downtown Palm Springs, Calif.
What Keeps the Founder of Sam Adams Going After 30 Years
National Small Business Week

What Keeps the Founder of Sam Adams Going After 30 Years

Jim Koch has had the same title for the last three decades, but he's as excited as ever to go to work each day. Here's why.
This Faceless Watch Has Raised $400,000 on Indiegogo
Crowdfunding

This Faceless Watch Has Raised $400,000 on Indiegogo

The Ritot team set out to raise $50,000 through crowdfunding and has earned it almost eight times over.
This New Orleans Food-Tech Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry
Restaurants

This New Orleans Food-Tech Startup Is Turning the Tables on the Restaurant Industry

New Orleans-based meal-experience company Dinner Lab depends on participants giving their honest feedback on every course.
Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code.
Company Culture

Kickstarter Wrote a Computer Program For Its 'Lunch Roulette.' And Now It's Sharing the Code.

The crowdfunding platform got organized and made its lunchtime team-building routine into a few lines of computer code.