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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Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)
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Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)

More Americans report they would rather forgo sex than a mobile phone, and almost 70 percent of Americans say they check their mobile phone even when it hasn't made any indication of a message arrivin
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
Money

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins
Marketing

In This Smartphone-Obsessed World, He Who Communicates Best With His Customer Wins

Customers expect better communication from brands than ever. Most businesses, though, are not keeping up.
Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees
Leadership

Obama Puts Down $600 Million to Train Up Your Future Employees

The president is traveling to a community college in Pennsylvania later today where he will announce new initiatives aiming to bolster the U.S. labor force.
Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change
Money

Real Estate Has Benefited Most From SEC's General Solicitation Rule Change

Investors have shown the most interest in dumping their dollars into real-estate deals since the SEC's historic lifting of the general solicitation ban.
Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)
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Where E-Commerce Is Booming. Hint: Think Outside the U.S. (Infographic)

A look at where online shopping is expected to grow the fastest in the next five years and which companies are leading the charge.
The Hottest Internet Jobs Right Now
Technology

The Hottest Internet Jobs Right Now

Freelancer.com highlights five booming trends in Internet-related jobs.
The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)
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The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startu
Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market
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Wal-Mart Moves to Undercut Prices in the Organics Market

The retailer says it will introduce a line of organic products priced at least 25 percent below comparable market prices.
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.
Money

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)
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Fewer Americans Are Launching Businesses. Here's the Silver Lining. (Infographic)

U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has also fallen, according to a study.
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble
Technology

3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)
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A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
Obama Rallies Dream Team of Entrepreneurs at White House
Leadership

Obama Rallies Dream Team of Entrepreneurs at White House

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and designer Tory Burch were among the handful of entrepreneurs who met with President Obama today as he looks to bolster entrepreneurship throughout the U.S. and abroad.
This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds
Technology

This Startup Says It Can Fully Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

Israel-based tech company StoreDot claims to have a new product that can move your smartphone's charge-o-meter from that red sliver of death to full-on green in well under a minute.
How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It
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How This CEO Combined a For-Profit and Nonprofit and Made Both Better For It

Saundra Pelletier is the CEO of both the international nonprofit WomanCare Global and the for-profit biotech firm Evofem. Bringing these two, distinct teams together under one umbrella involved some u
Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs
Money

Steve Case: JOBS Act Is Working, But D.C. Still Needs to Do More for Entrepreneurs

AOL co-founder Steve Case shares his views on the hits and misses of the two-year-old JOBS Act.
The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)
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The JOBS Act Two Years Later: Where We Are and What's Next for Crowdfunding (Infographic)

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, signed into law on April 5, 2012, fundamentally changed the fundraising landscape for entrepreneurs. Here's a look at what has changed and what's next.
This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim
Money

This Billionaire Just Gave 10 Startups $100,000 Each on a Whim

At the first-ever Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL co-founder Steve Case surprised each of the presenting entrepreneurs with a spur-of-the-moment $100,000 commitment.
Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round
Money

Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.
Natural Disasters Are Unavoidable. Is Your Business Ready? (Infographic)
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Natural Disasters Are Unavoidable. Is Your Business Ready? (Infographic)

One in four organizations slammed by a natural disaster is unable to reopen its doors. Here’s a look at how business owners can prepare and minimize potential losses.
Smartphone and Social Media Usage: Men vs. Women (Infographic)
Social Media

Smartphone and Social Media Usage: Men vs. Women (Infographic)

According to a new infographic, men turn to social media channels more than women for business and dating. Women, meanwhile, look for sharing with friends, self-help information and how-to information
Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate
Money

Crowdfunding's Next Hot Frontier: Real Estate

Venture capital and angel investors are sinking money into startups that are innovating the way that buildings are bought.
Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)
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Free Ice Cream and a Chandelier of Hats: Peek Inside These Hot NYC Tech Company Offices (Video)

Executives at Tumblr, Fueled Collective, and About.com talk about how they get the most out of every square foot in their Big Apple headquarters, where space is at an ultra-premium.
Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)
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Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

There's a lot of focus on people who start their own businesses in college, but many successful entrepreneurs start their own businesses after years of work experience. Check out these blockbuster ent
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees
Money

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)
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Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

A look at legal requirements for paid time off around the globe.
This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them
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This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

Luxury clothing maker and e-retailer Everlane is building its brand on serious transparency.
The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup
Technology

The Robots Are Coming: Zuckerberg, Kutcher Invest in Artificial Intelligence Startup

Facebook's CEO and the Hollywood star are both lead investors in a $40 million round investing into San Francisco-based Vicarious.
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending
Money

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
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