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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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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
Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

Your Playbook to Starting Up On the Cheap: 10 Steps to Launch for Less Than $1,500 (Infographic)

From getting a website domain to creating a business roadmap out of sticky notes, here is an infographic detailing what you can do to get your business off the ground on a shoestring.
September 11, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Where New York Mayor Candidates Stand on Business and Entrepreneurship

Where New York Mayor Candidates Stand on Business and Entrepreneurship

From former Congressman Anthony Weiner to Gristedes owner John Catsimatidis and the first openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the slate of candidates in the Big Apple primary is
September 10, 2013 in Location
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the for
September 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Life Advice From 18 of the Wealthiest People in History (Interactive Graphic)

Wise words from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, Elon Musk, Andrew Carnegie and other legendary leaders on success, attention, motivation, concentration, opportunity, failure and life.
September 7, 2013 in Business Management
Internet Users Want to Be Invisible. And They Fear Advertisers More than the Government

Internet Users Want to Be Invisible. And They Fear Advertisers More than the Government

A new report released by the Pew Research Center finds that almost all Internet users have taken steps to erase their digital footprints. Just who they are trying to avoid, though, may surprise you.
September 6, 2013 in Security
What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think

What Makes Silicon Valley Successful? Not What You Think

A white paper released by the entrepreneurship organization Kauffman Foundation today says it is the presence of existing companies, not a network of local universities generating talent, that most di
September 4, 2013 in Location
Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

From those doing manual labor to those in the C-suite, workers of all kinds are facing more pressure to embrace an entrepreneurial way of thinking.
September 4, 2013 in Business Management
Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer agrees to pay $7.2 billion in cash for the Finnish tech company's smartphone business, associated patents and talent.
September 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter Unveils New Conversation Format, Buys Social-Media Tracking Company Trendrr

Twitter Unveils New Conversation Format, Buys Social-Media Tracking Company Trendrr

In a double dose of Twitter news, the microblogging site rolled out an update that makes it easier to track back-and-forth communications and announced its purchase of Trendrr, a social-media engageme
August 29, 2013 in Social Media
U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

U.S. Remains Dominant Force in Global Entrepreneurship... For Now

A new report from Ernst & Young says that while the U.S. is home to one of the best entrepreneurial environments in the world, there is no 'margin for complacency.'
August 29, 2013 in Location
Serial Inventor Behind UrgentRx Proves Where There's a Will, There's Room on the Shelf

Serial Inventor Behind UrgentRx Proves Where There's a Will, There's Room on the Shelf

Jordan Eisenberg has squeezed into consumers' overstuffed wallets, invented new ways to sell his product at the drug store checkout counter and, most recently, scored marketing gold by wiggling his pr
August 28, 2013 in Finding Customers
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
August 27, 2013 in Innovation
The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

The Wild and Crazy Career Paths of 5 Self-Made Billionaires (Infographic)

Epic entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk started young and started up often.
August 24, 2013 in Business Ideas
Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

Car-Service Company Uber Reportedly Valued at $3.5 Billion

The San Francisco-based limo company has also reportedly received approximately $250 million from Google Ventures, the largest investment that Google's venture capital arm has ever made.
August 23, 2013 in Venture Capital
MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
August 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

Fed Throws Latest Punch in Swipe-Fee Brawl

The U.S. Federal Reserve says it will appeal an earlier decision from the U.S. District Court that challenged the swipe-fee regulations set by the central bank.
August 22, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing

The Surprising Tasks Your Competitors Are Outsourcing

Small businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on freelancers to get even their core business functions done, including accounting, report writing and preparing PowerPoint presentations.
August 22, 2013 in Hiring Center
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
August 21, 2013 in Leadership
Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis.
August 21, 2013 in News and Trends
One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

One of Shark Tank's Original Sharks to Launch Crowdfunding Site For Inventors

The founder of As Seen on TV, Kevin Harrington, plans to unveil a platform targeted specifically at the household, kitchen and outdoor goods inventions niche.
August 20, 2013 in Financing
How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Cinnabon president Kat Cole skyrocketed through the corporate ranks and got her MBA without having a bachelor's degree. Her secret sauce, she says, is to see the positive and the possible.
August 20, 2013 in Success Stories
Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.
August 16, 2013 in Personal Finance
Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

Investors Across the Globe Warm Up to U.S. Businesses, Cool to Emerging Markets

The investing community slows its headlong dash into some of the riskier entrepreneurship countries, according to a new report.
August 15, 2013 in Financing
Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Small Businesses Gearing Up for a Strong Holiday Shopping Season (Infographic)

Eight out of 10 small businesses say they are optimistic about the end-of-year shopping rush, according to a new report.
August 14, 2013 in Sales
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