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.

Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline
Smartphones

Mobile Nation: Two-Thirds of Millennials Don't Have a Landline

A new government report shows that while four in 10 adults live in homes with only a wireless telephone, that number is much higher for younger adults.
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
Growth Strategies

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
Walk Into Your Pictures: 3-D Camera Maker Raises $16 Million in VC Funding
Photography

Walk Into Your Pictures: 3-D Camera Maker Raises $16 Million in VC Funding

Mountain View, Calif.-based Matterport develops technology that allow users to capture images and turn them into 3-D models that can be explored. A current application is providing a way for real-estate listings to be walked through.
Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee
National Small Business Week

Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee

John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John's restaurants located across the globe.
It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides
Business Unusual

It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.
If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning
Leadership

If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says.
How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here's a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic)
Starting a Business

How Should You Incorporate Your Business? Here's a Cheat Sheet. (Infographic)

If the mention of S Corp, C Corp, or LLC makes your blood pressure rise, you aren't alone. Use this infographic for a breakdown of what each business structure means in terms of taxes, complexity and access to capital.
Why Online Shoppers Still Don't Use Their Phones to Buy Things
Mobile Commerce

Why Online Shoppers Still Don't Use Their Phones to Buy Things

A new survey sheds light on why the mobile commerce experience isn't yet up to par with the PC ecommerce experience.
Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?
Crowdfunding

Is 'Crypto-Equity' the Next Big Thing in Raising Money for Your Business?

If the team behind Swarm gets its way, its Bitcoin-based crowdfunding platform will be seen by entrepreneurs as 'Kickstarter on steroids.'
Why the Wallet Is the Perfect Product for Crowdfunding
Kickstarter

Why the Wallet Is the Perfect Product for Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter released a manifesto that explores why campaigns involving wallets, money clips and card holders are so popular on the site.
Viral App 'Yo' Hires Its Hacker
Hackers

Viral App 'Yo' Hires Its Hacker

The founder of the ultra popular messaging app says it was ‘lucky' the hack came at an early stage and the company is now working with the developer who hacked it.
Success Secrets From Papa John: The Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher
National Small Business Week

Success Secrets From Papa John: The Entrepreneur Behind a Billion-Dollar Business Who Started Out as a Dishwasher

John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John's, reflects on launching a successful business, hiring the right people and making mistakes.
The ‘Yo' Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked
Apps

The ‘Yo' Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked

The app that revolves around a one-syllable word starts off as a joke, brings in $1 million dollars in funding and then gets hacked. Only in Silicon Valley.
Papa John's Founder: 'I Am the American Dream'
National Small Business Week

Papa John's Founder: 'I Am the American Dream'

Papa John's is a billion-dollar, international pizza franchise. But it wasn't always. It started in a broom closet with $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment.
Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)
Employees

Employee or Contractor? Here's a Cheat Sheet on Classification. (Infographic)

If you inadvertently classify an employee as a contractor in the hopes of saving money, you may be putting your business in serious danger.