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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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.
Day #8: 7 Practical -- But Not Boring! -- Gifts Made By Indie Merchants
Business Ideas

Day #8: 7 Practical -- But Not Boring! -- Gifts Made By Indie Merchants

For those friends and family members that swear by only the most useful gifts, here are a few options that will satisfy and delight even the most ingenious MacGyver.
Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List
Business Ideas

Day #6: 10 Gifts for the Eco-Conscious Person On Your List

These gifts will make a tree hugger happy, and they feel good to give, too.
Shark Tank Popularizing Entrepreneurship (Infographic)
Lifestyle

Shark Tank Popularizing Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Can't get enough Shark Tank? We take a closer look at the facts and figures about the popular business show.
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map
Growth Strategies

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms
SBA and Government Funding

In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

Part of an SBA pilot progam, a unique California cluster aims to bring together tech entrepreneurs and the region's big farms to keep the agriculture industry thriving
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy
Growth Strategies

The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota
Grow Your Business

A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A look at how the Defense Alliance in St. Paul, one of 10 economic clusters in an SBA pilot program, is nurturing energy entrepreneurs.
How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out
SBA and Government Funding

How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

If your business is damaged in the approaching Frankenstorm, here's how to get financial help from Uncle Sam.
What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator
Business Management

What Two Tech Startups Learned at a Business Accelerator

One of the most attractive reasons for a startup to participate in a business growth program is the expert guidance. Here is an inside look at some of the most common -- and best -- advice they get.
Obama and Romney Get Tough on China
Leadership

Obama and Romney Get Tough on China

In their final debate, the presidential candidates laid out aggressive stances on China in a debate Monday that focused on foreign-policy issues.
Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?
Leadership

Should You Tell Employees How to Vote?

Mitt Romney has urged business owners to tell their employees how they plan to vote.
How to Find Your Money Zen
Financing

How to Find Your Money Zen

Here are four things you can do to keep your business's finances organized.
In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs
Leadership

In Contentious Debate, Obama and Romney Spar Over Small-Business Jobs

Sparks flew Tuesday as the presidential candidates parried over taxes, health care and other issues that impact how and when entrepreneurs hire.
Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Entrepreneurship: Risks You Need to Consider (Infographic)

Here is a look at some of the struggles that a successful small business owner faces.
Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business
Leadership

Save for Tax Clash, Veep Debate Mum on Small Business

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan touch on the role of small businesses in economic recovery but stop short of outlining entrepreneurship policies.
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses
Financing

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
Profits or Bust: Inside the Mind of an Efficiency Expert
Business Management

Profits or Bust: Inside the Mind of an Efficiency Expert

Businesses often pay a lot of money to productivity analysts. We asked one business efficiency expert for his best tips.
What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird
Websites

What You Can Learn About Social Media from Big Bird

The Sesame Street character became a social media sensation this week. Here's what entrepreneurs need to learn from the 8-foot-tall yellow bird.
Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy
Hiring Center

Small-Business Owners Bunker Down Amid a Weak U.S. Economy

Business owners are grappling with continued economic uncertainty. One thing is for sure: They are going to hit the polling stations in November.
Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business
Leadership

Debate 1: Obama, Romney Spar Over How to Tax Small Business

In Denver last night, the candidates talked about their plans to cut taxes for small businesses. But they challenged each other's definition of what constitutes a small business.
Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator
Grow Your Business

Cred, Connections, Cash -- The Workings of a Business Accelerator

A look at what really happens at business accelerators and why they can be so attractive to ambitious entrepreneurs.
New Site Accuses NFIB of Political Partisanship
Leadership

New Site Accuses NFIB of Political Partisanship

The Center for Media and Democracy launches www.NFIBexposed.org, claiming the small-business trade group leans right and supports big-business causes.
Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration
Human Resources

Obama, Romney Battle Over Immigration

It's a hot-button issue, and the Democrat and Republican candidates divide on the topic of illegal workers. The two come closer over foreign-born entrepreneurs.
Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug
Management & Operations

Your Business Leaking Money? 5 Holes to Plug

A little checkup on your spending can go a long way. Here's what to do if you feel like you're watching your money go down the drain.
What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama
SBA and Government Funding

What the SBA's Future Holds: Romney vs. Obama

How the presidential candidates view the Small Business Administration, the 59-year-old federal agency serving America's entrepreneurs.
The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital
Financing

The Forgotten Issue? Romney, Obama Stay Mum on Capital

Neither candidate has said much about what they would do to help small businesses get the funding they need to run their business.
Where They Stand on Taxes: Obama vs. Romney
Tax Center

Where They Stand on Taxes: Obama vs. Romney

The Presidential candidates have been stumping for tax reform on the campaign trail, laying out two different approaches. Here's a comparison.
Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers
Leadership

Democrats Nod to Entrepreneurs, Focus on Workers

Obama, like Romney, also mentions Steve Jobs in speech -- but as example of what one can become, given the opportunity.
Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment
Leadership

Obama Regrets Syntax of 'You Didn't Build That' Comment

The President says that everybody present when he made his now controversial comment understood what he meant.

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