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.

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)
Finance

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
Obama Inks Executive Order to Streamline Import and Export Process for Businesses
Growth Strategies

Obama Inks Executive Order to Streamline Import and Export Process for Businesses

President Obama moved to reduce bureaucratic processes from ‘days to minutes' for small and medium-sized businesses who export American-made goods and services.
An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable
Leadership

An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable

Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, talks about how he had to confront his biggest fear in order to grow his operation in his new book, ‘The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.'
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Finance

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
How Not to Be a Boring Blogger: Write Like You Eat (Infographic)
Marketing

How Not to Be a Boring Blogger: Write Like You Eat (Infographic)

Content is king right now. You have to engage with your consumers if you want them to buy what you are selling.
Face Your Fears: New Video Game Offers Heart-Pounding Experience -- Literally
Technology

Face Your Fears: New Video Game Offers Heart-Pounding Experience -- Literally

Female entrepreneur Erin Reynolds created 'Nevermind,' a video game where players wear heart monitors and their game experience changes based on their level of anxiety. She is raising money to build out the game on Kickstarter.
Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords
Finance

Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customers' email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice
Growth Strategies

Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men's Wearhouse Deal on Ice

Jos. A. Bank says that it has been eyeing the Eddie Bauer brand for years now.
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'
Technology

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive' and ‘Pro-Consumer'

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Starting a Business

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Your Customers Aren't Looking for a Fling (Infographic)
Marketing

Your Customers Aren't Looking for a Fling (Infographic)

Three-quarters of adults say they look for long-term commitment from the brands in their life. But they aren't easily won over. As an entrepreneur, you are going to have to work for it.
This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans
Growth Strategies

This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are in the process of getting an investment fund off the ground that will identify and invest in technologies that aim to grow the fish-farming business.
Square Lands Its Next Big Deal: Whole Foods
Finance

Square Lands Its Next Big Deal: Whole Foods

A handful of Whole Foods locations across the country are implementing Square's payments system to give customers a way to pay for goods with their smartphones.
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time
Finance

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants
Marketing

Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants

The Chicago-based website released Deal Builder, an option that allows business owners to automatically build a custom promotion.