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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The ‘Yo’ Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked
Social Media

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'
Franchises

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)
Grow Your Business

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.
What Young People Want From Work
Leadership

What Young People Want From Work

A new survey explores what motivates employees aged 20 to 33. Entrepreneurs looking to attract, hire and hold onto top talent would be wise to take notice.
A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)
Technology

A Look at the Economy of the Future (Motiongraphic)

The digital revolution means that marginal costs of production are approaching zero in many industries. Here’s what it means going forward.
How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business
Leadership

How to Build an Institution, Not a Short-Term Business

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newest head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is an entrepreneur herself. Here, she discusses how to create a business that will be around for the long haul.
The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin
Technology

The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin

Airbnb and Uber may seem revolutionary now, but they're just the beginning of a much larger movement, says venture capitalist Fred Wilson.
12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)
Leadership

12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)

A team is only ever as powerful as its captain. If your staff seems to be drifting, then take a good hard look in the mirror.
Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting
Money

Kickstarter Adds Two New Categories for Crowdfunding Projects: Journalism and Crafting

The crowdfunding platform has officially created homes for two of its popular project areas.
Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.
Money

Crowdfunding Platform Raises $4 Million to Fund Its Own Growth By -- You Guessed It! -- Crowdfunding.

Equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest just completed its Series A round of funding by reaching out to investors through its own platform.
Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main
Business News

Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

The Chinese ecommerce giant today unveiled its first major push into the U.S. market with the launch of a website that curates small boutiques.
Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You
Leadership

Airbnb Co-Founder: If Rejection Slows You Down, Entrepreneurship Isn't For You

The apartment-rental platform is no stranger to controversy and criticism, but its founders say determination is everything.
This Gadget Will Let You 3-D Print in Nutella
Technology

This Gadget Will Let You 3-D Print in Nutella

A Canadian company has developed a printer attachment called a ‘paste extruder’ that makes it possible to 3-D print with materials that were previously off limits.
New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program
Grow Your Business

New SBA Chief Jumps Into the Red Zone, Taking On the Infamous Disaster Loan Program

Maria Contreras-Sweet was sworn into office just over two months ago and her very first concern was tackling one of the Small Business Administration's major sore spots.
31 Tips for Perfecting Your Productivity
The 'Treps

31 Tips for Perfecting Your Productivity

Being a small-business owner often requires superhuman levels of efficiency. Here's a slate of productivity tips from leading entrepreneurs around the country.
35 Tips on How Not to Offend Your International Business Partners (Infographic)
Leadership

35 Tips on How Not to Offend Your International Business Partners (Infographic)

From how you eat to how you dress, a look at how your behavior could be interpreted by your customers, colleagues and clients in different countries.
Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon
Business News

Stephen Colbert Throws Punches at Amazon

The late-night Comedy Central host has challenged his audience to boycott the ecommerce giant for its manipulative treatment of book sales.
SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader
Leadership

SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader

Maria Contreras-Sweet became head of the Small Business Administration just about two months ago, but managing employees is hardly new territory for her.
These 20 Kids Just Got $100,000 to Drop Out of School. And They Want to Change Your Life.
The 'Treps

These 20 Kids Just Got $100,000 to Drop Out of School. And They Want to Change Your Life.

From revolutionizing the way we manage email to curing cancer, the ambitions of the most recent group of Thiel Fellows belie their youth.
Millennials Check Their Phones 43 Times a Day. This Is What They're Looking For. (Infographic)
Marketing

Millennials Check Their Phones 43 Times a Day. This Is What They're Looking For. (Infographic)

To access that most desirable young and plugged-in demographic, brands need to be more responsible than ever about what they are sharing, when and how often.
Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive
Money

Kickstarter Streamlines Its Rules, Becomes Less Exclusive

The popular crowdfunding platform unveiled new rules today that make it easier to launch a campaign.
Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity
Technology

Google Ready to Drop Billions on Satellites for Worldwide Connectivity

The tech giant is reportedly embarking on a plan to launch 180 small orbiting satellites that will bring Internet to unwired parts of the globe.
How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name
The 'Treps

How a 640-Pound Stash of Nail Polish Turned Essie Into a Household Name

Essie Weingarten, the entrepreneur behind the wildly popular nail polish line, grew her childhood passion into a multimillion-dollar brand.
Hey, Dad: Give Your Daughter's Career a Boost. Do the Dishes.
Leadership

Hey, Dad: Give Your Daughter's Career a Boost. Do the Dishes.

A new study suggests that a key contributor in how girls form their professional ambition is how much their father contributes around the house.
Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash
Grow Your Business

Why This Whiskey Entrepreneur Is Willing to Forgo Easy Cash

Raj Peter Bhakta, the founder of whiskey company WhistlePig, knows that he is losing some cash in the short term by only making a 10-year-old product. But that’s part of the plan.
Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.
Grow Your Business

Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.
Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program
Money

Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program

Jack Dorsey’s latest company Square, a business best known for mobile credit-card processing, today announced a program to help entrepreneurs get access to capital as soon as the very next day.
Google's Next Tablet Will Be Able to 3-D Map Your Surroundings
Technology

Google's Next Tablet Will Be Able to 3-D Map Your Surroundings

Google is reportedly set to release the first 4,000 prototypes of its newest tablet, which will be able to 'see' a user's surroundings.
What Separates Entrepreneurs From Mere Mortals: The Ability to Take Risk
Grow Your Business

What Separates Entrepreneurs From Mere Mortals: The Ability to Take Risk

Raj Peter Bhakta launched WhistlePig whiskey in the middle of a recession, and there were some cold, lonely nights where he felt alone in his mission. But he kept on.
Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses
Technology

Google: In a Few Years, Ads Will Show Up on Refrigerators, Thermostats and Glasses

As more aspects of our lives become connected to the Internet, the tech giant Google says that the definition of what is considered a 'mobile' ad is going to evolve.
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