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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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'Her' Got Us Thinking. Can You Love -- Like, Really Love -- Your Technology?

'Her' Got Us Thinking. Can You Love -- Like, Really Love -- Your Technology?

Joaquin Phoenix stars in a movie about a man who falls in love with an operating system that has an oh-so-tantalizing voice.
December 21, 2013 in News and Trends
This Entrepreneur Wants Girls to Think Engineering Is AwesomePlay Video

This Entrepreneur Wants Girls to Think Engineering Is Awesome (Video)

GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling talks to Entrepreneur.com about why she is working to shake up the toy aisle.
December 19, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
9 in 10 Customers Will Switch to the Competition If You Don't Treat Them Well (Infographic)

9 in 10 Customers Will Switch to the Competition If You Don't Treat Them Well (Infographic)

Here's a look at customer satisfaction rates across industries and why those rates matter.
December 19, 2013 in Sales
White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

Kurt DelBene has been tapped to oversee the continued rollout of the Obamacare enrollment site.
December 18, 2013 in Human Resources
Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

Executives of the largest U.S. technology companies are meeting at the White House to talk Healthcare.gov and issues of national security.
December 17, 2013 in News and Trends
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws

Michigan is the latest in a series of states to make moves to pass intrastate equity crowdfunding legislation.
December 17, 2013 in Financing
Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders has compiled 35 habits of the most how-do-you-do-that productive people.
December 14, 2013 in Business Management
Meetup CEO: We're Doing What Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter Can't Do

Meetup CEO: We're Doing What Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter Can't Do

The New York City-based event organizing website is so laser focused on its mission of bringing people together offline that it doesn't have a single business development, communications or marketing
December 13, 2013 in Leadership
Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

A U.K.-based online food subscription service, which has already exceeded $65 million in annual revenue, launches in the U.S. today.
December 13, 2013 in Shipping Center
What Entrepreneurs Want in 2014 (Infographic)

What Entrepreneurs Want in 2014 (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs and business owners are planning to get rid of old technology and hit the gym more. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
December 12, 2013 in Go Forward
Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

A look at the features and popularity of web applications including the likes of WeChat, WhatsApp and Snapchat.
December 12, 2013 in Apps & Software
Forget '.com': GoDaddy Offers 14 New Website Domain Extensions

Forget '.com': GoDaddy Offers 14 New Website Domain Extensions

Starting today, pre-register for websites with endings that include “.plumbing,” “.photography” and “.guru.”
December 12, 2013 in Your Website
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
December 11, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Music Mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs: Why I Care About the Next Generation of EntrepreneursPlay Video

Music Mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs: Why I Care About the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs (Video)

The Grammy Award-winning rapper and entrepreneur donated $250,000 to the organizing committee for the 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, a business contest for kids in low-income communit
December 10, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

This Retailer Raised Prices on Black Friday -- And Saw a Lift in Sales (Say What?!)

The maker of the irreverent Cards Against Humanity party game tacked $5 onto retail prices on a day when consumers expected to get ultra-deep discounts.
December 7, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

The Innovation Act sailed through a first vote on Capitol Hill today, but faces challenges before becoming law.
December 6, 2013 in Innovation
Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so.
December 6, 2013 in International Growth
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.
December 5, 2013 in Innovation
The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

The Brilliance of Failure, In the Words of a Self-Made Billionaire

E-commerce mogul Michael Rubin plays fast and hard and has lost a lot along the way. But to hear him tell it, that's exactly why he is winning now.
December 4, 2013 in Leadership
10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

10 Trends for 2014: We Seek Imperfect, Human Moments. With Our Smartphones at the Ready.

New York City-based advertising agency JWT defines the 10 trends that are expected to shape how we think and what we want in the New Year and beyond.
December 4, 2013 in Go Forward
Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

Latest Obamacare Delay Means Small Businesses Will Have to Wait. Again.

The launch date for the online exchange that will allow small-business owners to shop for insurance has been pushed to November 2014.
December 3, 2013 in Human Resources
How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

This Philadelphia college dropout went from being $200,000 in debt at age 16 to being worth almost $3 billion by age 41.
November 28, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
Self-Made Billionaire Michael Rubin: E-Commerce Is Rapidly ChangingPlay Video

Self-Made Billionaire Michael Rubin: E-Commerce Is Rapidly Changing (Video)

The owner of Rue La La, Fanatics and ShopRunner was bankrupt in his teens. But today, at 41, he is worth almost $3 billion.
November 28, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments? Why Not.

3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments? Why Not.

MakerBot is running a contest for designs for holiday ornaments that can be made with 3-D printers. The winner gets a trip to New York City and a chance to meet MakerBot's CEO.
November 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

Adam Braun set up his mission-driven organization to operate with the efficiency and transparency of a Fortune 500 best-in-class business.
November 27, 2013 in Business Management
Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

Black Friday is when most people entice customers to buy more, more and more. One clothing retailer is doing the complete opposite.
November 27, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
Tell Us: How Much is Too Much for a CEO to Make?

Tell Us: How Much is Too Much for a CEO to Make?

Switzerland overwhelmingly voted down a measure that would have capped executive pay at 12 times the salary of the lowest-paid employee.
November 26, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

Fewer Americans Thankful for U.S. Economic Situation Than in the '80s. But They All Love Their Leftovers.

The percentage of adults thankful for the economic situation in the U.S. is lower than in 2010 and about a fifth of what it was in the mid-1980s, according to a new poll.
November 23, 2013 in Business Management
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
November 22, 2013 in Mobile
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