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.

The Drone Industry Hates the Word 'Drone.' So, What's a Better Option?
Drones

The Drone Industry Hates the Word 'Drone.' So, What's a Better Option?

A drone by any other name would still be a vehicle that can fly around without a pilot.
Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)
Intellectual Property

Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)

From patents to trademarks to copyrights, here is an overview of what you can legally do to protect your intellectual property.
UPS Ups Its Shipping Game
Shipping Center

UPS Ups Its Shipping Game

UPS just launched a service in the U.S. where customers can have packages delivered to a local grocery store, pharmacy or convenience shop.
One of These Nifty Inventions Could Soon Land on Staples' Shelves
Crowdfunding

One of These Nifty Inventions Could Soon Land on Staples' Shelves

A remote-controlled LED lightbulb and wireless earbuds are among the finalists in the Crowd2Shelf Contest hosted by office-supply chain Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable.
Uber Picks Up Lyft's Former COO
Ridesharing Apps

Uber Picks Up Lyft's Former COO

Travis VanderZanden left one San Francisco-based ridesharing company for another.
Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is currently available to 90 percent of the online population in 160 countries, according to a new report.
A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)
Infographics

A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)

The cell phone is a smidge over 30 years old and the first commercial iteration was priced at almost $4,000.
Marissa Mayer: Privacy Fanatics Will Have a Less Awesome Life Online
Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer: Privacy Fanatics Will Have a Less Awesome Life Online

At an Advertising Week event this week, the Yahoo CEO addressed the hypercharged debate over how personal data should be used on the web.
Market to Empowered Women: It's Ethical -- And It's Good for Business
Marketing

Market to Empowered Women: It's Ethical -- And It's Good for Business

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and top editorial and marketing executives weigh in on why it's increasingly becoming good business to present strong, modern images of women in ad campaigns.
Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.
Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores
Ecommerce

Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.
This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting
Ridesharing Apps

This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting

BlaBlaCar is like Uber for long-distance trips, and this week it just launched in its 13th country.
Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'
Trep Talk

Dig Inn Founder: 'I Wouldn't Let People Tell You That You Can't Do Things'

To keep prices low and be able to expand its model, this farm-to-table eatery will have to continue to reinvent the restaurant supply chain.
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Does This Desk Increase Productivity or Simply Make You Look Ridiculous?
Productivity

Does This Desk Increase Productivity or Simply Make You Look Ridiculous?

A couple of inventors in San Francisco built a 'Human Hamster Wheel' desk in 24 hours. You have to see it to believe it.
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Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)
Infographics

Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How to Secure a Trademark (Infographic)

By registering your business name and logo with the United States Patent and Trademark office, you can legally protect your brand.