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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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Time for a Talk: Don't Let Your Phone Be a Selfish Boyfriend (or Girlfriend)

Time for a Talk: Don't Let Your Phone Be a Selfish Boyfriend (or Girlfriend)

Trying to keep up with technology is like trying to earn love from a person who doesnÂ’t know how to love.
February 5, 2014 in Mobile
Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws.
February 5, 2014 in Security
Entrepreneurs at ZocDoc Say They Can Solve a Major Obamacare Concern

Entrepreneurs at ZocDoc Say They Can Solve a Major Obamacare Concern

The Affordable Care Act brings more patients into the healthcare system but does not increase the number of doctors. The only short-term solution is to be more efficient.
February 4, 2014 in Innovation
A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch

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.
February 3, 2014 in Advertising
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years

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.
February 1, 2014 in Venture Capital
Your Amazon Prime Subscription May Get More Expensive

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.
February 1, 2014
The Budweiser Clydesdales Have Some Ad Competition From a Girl Inventor Named Goldie

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.
January 31, 2014 in Advertising
These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

This infographic from MyCase breaks down the biggest mistakes small-business owners make on their websites.
January 30, 2014 in Your Website
Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action

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.'
January 30, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)

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.
January 29, 2014 in Leadership
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million

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.
January 29, 2014 in Financing
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

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.
January 29, 2014 in Hiring Center
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

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.
January 28, 2014 in Leadership
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On

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.
January 25, 2014 in Financing
This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House

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.
January 24, 2014 in Franchises & Opportunities
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

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.
January 24, 2014 in Venture Capital
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs

$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.
January 23, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World

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.
January 22, 2014 in Growth Strategies
GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

The website domain registrar says it plans to expand into 52 countries in 30 languages within the next year and a half.
January 22, 2014 in Your Website
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

As founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid is determined to help women around the world get access to an education. And she's learning a lot along the way.
January 22, 2014 in Innovation
How to Be Smart About Your Spending in 2014 (Infographic)

How to Be Smart About Your Spending in 2014 (Infographic)

Many small-business owners have indicated they are going to be spending more money this year than last. If you are one of them, be sure you do so wisely.
January 22, 2014 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
January 18, 2014 in Security
6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game

Dell's Entrepreneur in Residence Ingrid Vanderveldt offers her view of trends that are going to take the main stage in 2014.
January 17, 2014 in Business Ideas
Contently's New $9 Million Crown Proves Content Is King

Contently's New $9 Million Crown Proves Content Is King

Contently, a startup transforming the way journalists and marketing companies do business, has raised $9 million in Series B funding.
January 17, 2014 in Marketing Basics
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
January 17, 2014 in Financing
Catchafire CEO: If I Don't Use My Time Well, My Employees Won't Either

Catchafire CEO: If I Don't Use My Time Well, My Employees Won't Either

Rachael Chong is a busy, New York City-based social entrepreneur who has learned that setting priorities and sticking to them is her most critical mission.
January 16, 2014 in Business Management
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of ProAmerica Bank, is the White House's pick as head of the government's Small Business Administration.
January 15, 2014 in Business Management
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

The Chicago-based daily deal giant takes another step in its quest to become your go-to destination for doing or buying 'anything, anytime, anywhere.'
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
Still in the Doghouse: Lululemon Lowers Q4 Guidance

Still in the Doghouse: Lululemon Lowers Q4 Guidance

The Canadian yoga-clothing company, whose chairman announced his resignation in December following his controversial remarks about women, says it has seen sales 'decelerate meaningfully' since the sta
January 13, 2014 in Leadership
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