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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A Budding Entrepreneur Says 'I Quit' to Her Boss as Millions of People Watch
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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.
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Venture Capital

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.
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.
The Budweiser Clydesdales Have Some Ad Competition From a Girl Inventor Named Goldie
Advertising

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.
These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)
Websites

These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money (Infographic)

This infographic from MyCase breaks down the biggest mistakes small-business owners make on their websites.
Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action
Compensation and Benefits

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.'
A Dollar and a Dream: 15 Tech Startup Billionaires (Infographic)
Leadership

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.
Another Score for Crowdfunding: Indiegogo Raises $40 Million
Financing

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.
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own
Hiring Center

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.
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union
Leadership

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.
As Comment Period Closes, Debate Over Equity Crowdfunding Rules Rages On
Financing

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.
This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House
Franchises & Opportunities

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.
What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For
Venture Capital

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.
$3M Jackpot: Google and Chase Give a Quarter Million Dollars to a Dozen Entrepreneurs
Grow Your Business

$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.
How 'Kid President' Robby Novak's Viral Videos Are Bringing More Awesome Into the World
Growth Strategies

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.
GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America
Websites

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.
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.
Innovation

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.
How to Be Smart About Your Spending in 2014 (Infographic)
Cash Flow & Money Management

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.
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection
Security

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.
6 Sideline Trends Poised to Change the Entrepreneurship Game
Business Ideas

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

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

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

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.
Obama Picks Maria Contreras-Sweet to Lead the SBA
Business Management

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.
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality
News and Trends

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.
Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million
News and Trends

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.'
Still in the Doghouse: Lululemon Lowers Q4 Guidance
Leadership

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
Indiegogo Co-Founder: When We Started, the Word 'Crowdfunding' Didn't Exist
'Trep Talk

Indiegogo Co-Founder: When We Started, the Word 'Crowdfunding' Didn't Exist

Danae Ringelmann shares how she helped bring the concept of crowdfunding to life.
How's Your Heart Rate? The Most and Least Stressful Jobs of 2014
Business Ideas

How's Your Heart Rate? The Most and Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

Job search website CareerCast released a list of occupations ranked by how taxing they are both mentally and physically.
The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)
Business Ideas

The Hottest Ecommerce Businesses to Start in 2014 (Infographic)

A look at the areas in ecommerce where the little guys have the most potential to make a big splash.
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