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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Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and Other Tech Giants Invest $1 Billion to Get Kids Online

Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and Other Tech Giants Invest $1 Billion to Get Kids Online

Adobe and Prezi are the latest companies to join the White House's ConnectED initiative, which aims to get 99 percent of America’s students connected to the Internet in the next 5 years.
Paula Deen Starts Her Comeback With a Family-Style Restaurant Near Dollywood

Paula Deen Starts Her Comeback With a Family-Style Restaurant Near Dollywood

Hoping to rebuild her badly tarnished career, the former Food Network star is opening a massive eatery in a tourist town in Tennessee.
From American Express to eBay, Businesses Cheer Arizona's Vetoing of Anti-Gay Bill
Leadership

From American Express to eBay, Businesses Cheer Arizona's Vetoing of Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a law that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to customers because of religious beliefs.
This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'
Money

This Startup Wants to Protect Your Startup From 'Bad Actors'

Legal compliance company CrowdCheck has a new service allowing entrepreneurs to protect themselves as they get ready to fundraise.
The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO
Grow Your Business

The Cloud Wars Rage On: Dropbox Raises Mega Money as Box Has Reportedly Filed for IPO

After weeks of speculation, SEC documents confirm that San Francisco-based Dropbox has raised another monster-sized round of cash.
Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal, With a Bit of Mystery
Technology

Netflix and Comcast Strike a Deal, With a Bit of Mystery

The video-streaming service has agreed to pay Comcast to ensure that its customers don’t experience delays and hiccups in service. Yet, questions remain.
Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)
Starting a Business

Failure Is Part of the Game. Getting Back Up Is the Magic Sauce. (Motiongraphic)

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you are going to have to be able to handle rejection. Probably more than you think.
Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?
Grow Your Business

Is Amazon Making Peace With Its Retail Frenemies?

Retailers that have historically eschewed the online ecommerce behemoth may be coming round the mountain yet.
How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths
Innovation

How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths

Todd Greene's head-shaving razor is holding its own in an industry cornered by multinational giants with a design that's featured in the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Cloud-Based Tech Companies Are Hot IPO Candidates (Infographic)
Apps & Software

Cloud-Based Tech Companies Are Hot IPO Candidates (Infographic)

One in five companies that went public in 2013 were software-service companies. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from last year and some of the early-bird winners of 2014.
Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.
News and Trends

Peter Thiel's Newest Obsession: Nanotechnology.

The co-founder of Palantir and PayPal has invested in and joined the board of Nanotronics Imaging, a microscopy and software company.
Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal
News and Trends

Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal

The social media juggernaut acquires the web-based messaging service in a stock and cash deal.
Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)
Financing

Your Crowdfunding Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

An overview of how companies are raising money with crowdfunding, what categories are hottest and what the future holds for this new and innovative finance tool.
Obama Inks Executive Order to Streamline Import and Export Process for Businesses
Shipping Center

Obama Inks Executive Order to Streamline Import and Export Process for Businesses

President Obama moved to reduce bureaucratic processes from ‘days to minutes’ for small and medium-sized businesses who export American-made goods and services.
An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable
Leadership

An Oft Unspoken Key to Success: Put Aside Your Ego and Be Vulnerable

Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, talks about how he had to confront his biggest fear in order to grow his operation in his new book, ‘The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Financing

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
How Not to Be a Boring Blogger: Write Like You Eat (Infographic)
Marketing Basics

How Not to Be a Boring Blogger: Write Like You Eat (Infographic)

Content is king right now. You have to engage with your consumers if you want them to buy what you are selling.
Face Your Fears: New Video Game Offers Heart-Pounding Experience -- Literally
Apps & Software

Face Your Fears: New Video Game Offers Heart-Pounding Experience -- Literally

Female entrepreneur Erin Reynolds created 'Nevermind,' a video game where players wear heart monitors and their game experience changes based on their level of anxiety. She is raising money to build o
Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords
Financing

Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customers’ email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men’s Wearhouse Deal on Ice
Go Forward

Jos. A. Bank Scoops Up Eddie Bauer, Putting Men’s Wearhouse Deal on Ice

Jos. A. Bank says that it has been eyeing the Eddie Bauer brand for years now.
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’
News and Trends

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory ap
Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession
Startup Basics

Study: The High-Tech Startup Slowdown Started Before the Recession

A new report from the Kauffman Foundation shows that the slowdown in the U.S. high-tech entrepreneurship sector goes beyond the recent effects of the Great Recession.
Your Customers Aren't Looking for a Fling (Infographic)
Branding

Your Customers Aren't Looking for a Fling (Infographic)

Three-quarters of adults say they look for long-term commitment from the brands in their life. But they aren’t easily won over. As an entrepreneur, you are going to have to work for it.
This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans
Exploring New Markets

This Startup Wants to Reverse the Tide on Our Overfished Oceans

Amy Novogratz and Mike Velings are in the process of getting an investment fund off the ground that will identify and invest in technologies that aim to grow the fish-farming business.
Square Lands Its Next Big Deal: Whole Foods
Payments & Collections

Square Lands Its Next Big Deal: Whole Foods

A handful of Whole Foods locations across the country are implementing Square's payments system to give customers a way to pay for goods with their smartphones.
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time
Financing

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants
Advertising

Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants

The Chicago-based website released Deal Builder, an option that allows business owners to automatically build a custom promotion.
GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO
News and Trends

GoPro, the Maker of the Go-Anywhere Hero Camera, Files for IPO

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company announced today that it plans to go public.
Mobile Marketing and the Magic of Push Notifications (Infographic)
Online Marketing

Mobile Marketing and the Magic of Push Notifications (Infographic)

A new survey shows that if a customer downloads your brand’s app on his or her smartphone, there is a pretty good chance he or she has set the app to send push notifications.
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company
News and Trends

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
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