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.

A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch
Marketing

A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

Gwen Dean is leaving her full-time job as a machine engineer to follow her dream of being a full-time puppeteer. And she delivered the message to her boss in the form of a Super Bowl commercial.
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Finance

Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

Confidence among West Coast startup investors has reached a level not seen since 2007. For some VCs, though, the level of excitement is something to be cautious about.
Your Amazon Prime Subscription May Get More Expensive
Shipping Center

Your Amazon Prime Subscription May Get More Expensive

In its quarterly conference call, the e-commerce giant says it may increase the cost of its Amazon Prime service by $20 to $40.
The Budweiser Clydesdales Have Some Ad Competition From a Girl Inventor Named Goldie
Marketing

The Budweiser Clydesdales Have Some Ad Competition From a Girl Inventor Named Goldie

GoldieBox, a toy company on a mission to get girls excited about engineering, won a national competition sponsored by Intuit and will be featured in a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl.
These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)
Technology

These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

This infographic from MyCase breaks down the biggest mistakes small-business owners make on their websites.
Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action
Growth Strategies

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action

In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a new savings account for employees called 'myRA.'
A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)
Leadership

A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)

Of the 500 richest people in the world, 167 are in the U.S. and 15 of those are tech entrepreneurs.
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million
Finance

Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

The San Francisco-based fundraising platform secured a hefty pile of cash which it will use to grow globally and make its platform more mobile-friendly.
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own
Growth Strategies

Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts.
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union
Leadership

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
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As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On
Finance

As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

The Securities and Exchange Commission released provisional rules to regulate equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. The comment period officially ends on Feb. 3, but there is no end in sight to the debate.
This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House
Franchises

This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House

As part of her 'Let's Move' initiative, Michelle Obama gets Subway to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For
Finance

What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

Dow Jones VentureSource released its U.S. venture capital report today showing where VCs were investing, both by industry and geographically in 2013.
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

The Mission Main Street Grants Program disperses money and a trip to Google Headquarters to 12 winning small-business owners.
How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World
Growth Strategies

How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World

Brad Montague explains how he and his 10-year-old brother-in-law Robby Novak have become accidental superstars.