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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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.
Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries
Finding Ideas

Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

Here is a rundown of industries expected to have plenty of room to grow in 2013.
Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants
Financing

Crowd-funding Platform Connects Entrepreneurs With Consumer-Product Giants

A San Francisco-based crowd-funding site draws the eyes and ears of multinational companies General Mills and Procter & Gamble.
Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt
Growth Strategies

Small Business to Washington: Reduce the Debt

Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit
Tax Center

Entrepreneurs Could Benefit from New Research and Development Tax Credit

Congress debates a bill that would extend a research and development tax credit to startups.
Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight
Inventing

Glimpse the Future: Inspirational Inventors in the Spotlight

President Obama salutes 11 innovators in a ceremony at the White House today.
Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill
Employment Law

Push for Entrepreneur Immigration Reform Grows on Capitol Hill

Republican and Democrat Senators are backing immigration reform affecting startups.
Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)
Business Ideas

Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

The fast-growing natural and organic products industry has plenty to offer hungry startups.
Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs
Employment Law

Immigration Reform Proposals Hold Promise for Entrepreneurs

The move to overhaul immigration is likely to include measures supporting entrepreneurship and small-business owners. Any changes will probably be part of a broader reform package.
Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA
Human Resources

Obamacare Made Simple, Courtesy of SBA

The Small Business Administration is offering help on navigating the new health-care reform requirements.
Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic)
Business Ideas

Inspiration for the Downtimes (Infographic)

Consider these words of encouragement on the often bumpy road of entrepreneurship.
What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013
SBA and Government Funding

What's Ahead for the SBA in 2013

A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
Calculating Your Home-Office Deduction Just Got Easier
Tax Center

Calculating Your Home-Office Deduction Just Got Easier

The IRS provides a new streamlined option for determining how much you can deduct for your home-office space.
Hot Startups Born in Dallas
Ask Entrepreneur

Hot Startups Born in Dallas

Entrepreneur is hosting our annual Growth Conference in the Big D today. Here's a look at what some local hot entrepreneurs are up to.
A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies
Growth Strategies

A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

The Small Business Administration chose these 10 "clusters" or business networks as part of a 2010 pilot program to aid small businesses. We take a look at results to date.
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs
Business Management

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013
Go Forward

100 Things You'll Need to Know About in 2013

With 2012 very nearly in the rearview mirror, check out this list of what you are going to hear about, talk about and spend your money on in 2013.
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs
Business Management

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers
Business Management

Business Owners Want Fiscal-Cliff Deal for Customers

As Republicans and Democrats lock horns in Washington over tax thresholds, small business owners say they just need some clarity.
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs
Innovation

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It
Selling Your Biz

Selling Your Business? How to Get the Most for It

Check out these five recommendations on making a graceful exit.
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster
Innovation

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.
Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day
Shipping Center

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.
A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Business Management

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.
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs
Management & Operations

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.