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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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Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.
October 24, 2013 in Business Ideas
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
October 22, 2013 in Venture Capital
First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
October 17, 2013 in Branding
Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions

Keep Your Employees Loyal By Encouraging Them to Pursue Their Own Projects and Passions

Allowing corporate employees to experiment with entrepreneurship promotes innovation and keeps employees satiated, though a few of the most ambitious may jump ship and start their own ventures.
October 17, 2013 in Leadership
Step Aside, San Francisco: New York-Based Companies Expected to Steal the IPO Show

Step Aside, San Francisco: New York-Based Companies Expected to Steal the IPO Show

As investor appetite improves and the Big Apple's tech scene continues to mature, analysts expect New York City to become a hub of tech IPO activity in coming years.
October 17, 2013 in News and Trends
Bloomberg Says London, Not Silicon Valley, Is New York City's Top Tech Competitor

Bloomberg Says London, Not Silicon Valley, Is New York City's Top Tech Competitor

In the battle to reign supreme in the tech sector, the mayor of New York City says London is the city to watch.
October 12, 2013 in Location
Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

Vonage Buys Vocalocity in Bid to Deepen Roots in Small-Business Voice Service Space

The $130 million deal brings together two providers of Internet-based phone services.
October 10, 2013 in Office Tech
Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

PayPal's latest rollout, which allows merchants to accept payment through an application that scans QR codes, is one in a string of developments aimed at overhauling the way customers pay for goods.
October 10, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

The founder of As Seen On TV has invested in 500 inventions in his career so far. He has tapped into some real home runs, but he has also lost a fair amount of money believing too long in the wrong pr
October 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Sean 'Diddy' Combs

From Paper Boy to Music Mogul: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Entrepreneur.com sat down with the Grammy Award-winning rapper to talk about what he has learned about building businesses.
October 5, 2013 in Leadership
What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

What Really Motivates a Small Business to Hire? (Infographic)

Software company Sage surveyed business owners with fewer than 100 employees to find out what motivates them to make that next hire.
October 4, 2013 in Hiring Center
From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

From New York to Zurich: How Startup Costs Compare in Cities Across the Globe (Infographic)

Take a look at the hiring and office-rental costs associated with setting up your tech startup in these cities across the world.
October 4, 2013 in Location
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
October 4, 2013 in Financing
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
October 2, 2013 in Innovation
Chase Offers Small Businesses a Chance at $250,000 and a Trip to Google

Chase Offers Small Businesses a Chance at $250,000 and a Trip to Google

Winners of the Mission Main Street Grants program will each receive a $250,000 grant and a two-day trip to Google's headquarters for a small-business marketing workshop.
October 2, 2013 in Branding
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
October 1, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Netherlands About Equity Crowdfunding

U.S. regulators are tied up in knots trying to figure out how to write laws for equity crowdfunding to prevent fraud. Perhaps they should take a page from the Dutch.
September 28, 2013 in Financing
AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

AngelList CEO Says Being Accredited Is Not Enough

With the recent lift on the ban of general solicitation, the SEC also ruled that a third party has to verify that an investor is accredited. AngelList CEO Naval Ravikant says there are other critical
September 27, 2013 in Angel Investors
Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again

Apple Tops List of World's Most Innovative Companies... Again

For the ninth year in a row, Apple has topped Boston Consulting Group's annual list of the companies leading the charge in defining what’s new and cool.
September 27, 2013 in News and Trends
Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

The mega-retailer is producing a reality television series whose winners will get their products sold on Walmart.com.
September 25, 2013 in Sales
PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

The online payments giant is getting into the finance market, providing access to credit based entirely on sales history – no credit check required.
September 24, 2013 in Financing
AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

AngelList Raises $24 Million as Ban on General Solicitation Lifts

The online platform where investors and startups connect has reportedly raised $24 million in an investment round.
September 23, 2013 in Venture Capital
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
September 23, 2013 in Innovation
How Buffett, Musk and Other Multi-Billionaires Hit It Big (Interactive Graphic)

How Buffett, Musk and Other Multi-Billionaires Hit It Big (Interactive Graphic)

This interactive infographic breaks down the early steps and career highlights of Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, Liliane Bettencourt, Oprah Winfrey and Li Ka-shing.
September 21, 2013 in Leadership
Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors

Pouncing on New SEC Rules, Entrepreneurs Develop Tech-Based Solutions for Accrediting Investors

Some entrepreneurs are looking to streamline the potentially onerous process of accrediting investors in accordance with the SEC's new rules on general solicitation.
September 19, 2013 in Venture Capital
What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Historic Change in General Solicitation Law That Goes Into Effect September 23

The 80-year-old ban on private companies advertising their fundraising efforts lifts on Monday, and the industry is largely cautious, waiting for the SEC to hand down more details on how the change wi
September 18, 2013 in Financing
The Lowdown on Why Denver's So High on the Startup Scene Hotlist

The Lowdown on Why Denver's So High on the Startup Scene Hotlist

Denver has been hovering in Boulder's startup-scene shadow, but the 'little sister' city has been drawing its own star power of late.
September 13, 2013 in Location
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
September 13, 2013 in Leadership
3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

3 Rules You Must Follow If You Want Your Company to Be Exceptional

Michael Raynor, a director with Deloitte, examined 25,000 companies across hundreds of industries and 45 years worth of data. First, he identified the best of the best. Then he identified how the best
September 12, 2013 in Business Management
They'll Never Forget: Entrepreneurs Changed By 9/11

They'll Never Forget: Entrepreneurs Changed By 9/11

Stories of business owners who launched their own companies, or significantly changed the way they ran their existing ones, because of the events of September 11, 2001.
September 11, 2013 in Starting a Business
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