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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Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.
Startup Basics

Artists Are Job-Creating Entrepreneurs, Too.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Kauffman Foundation released a report today on how cities can encourage cultural entrepreneurs.
Groupon Moves Deeper in the Discount Space With 'Freebies'
Online Marketing

Groupon Moves Deeper in the Discount Space With 'Freebies'

The daily-deal site has added a new category to its repertoire that includes digital coupons, promotion codes, giveaways and samples.
Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year
Angel Investors

Survey: 1 in 2 Angel Investors Regrets an Investment Made This Year

Entrepreneurs tend to over-promise when pitching their startup at the earliest stages, investors say.
In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At
Sales

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate
Startup Basics

Startup Entrepreneurship Growing at an Exponential Rate

As the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, the community of entrepreneurs and mentors across the globe is surging.
Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe
News and Trends

Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)
Sales

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

Defining what it takes to get a potential customer to make a purchase is like nailing jello to a wall. Here's some insight into how people perceive and process deals.
How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)
Financing

How the JOBS Act Boosted the IPO Market (Infographic)

A look at the companies that have gone public since President Obama passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act in April of 2012.
IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone
News and Trends

IBM to Open Up Jeopardy Winner Watson's 'Brain' for Everyone

Big Blue aims to spur innovation in the cognitive intelligence space by making the software publicly available for developers.
If BlackBerry's New CEO Is Fired, He Walks With $6 Million
News and Trends

If BlackBerry's New CEO Is Fired, He Walks With $6 Million

The floundering Canadian tech company has set up John Chen with a mostly stock-based compensation package, but cash if he is terminated.
McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.
Payments & Collections

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs
Business Management

What New York City's New Mayor Bill de Blasio Will Do for Entrepreneurs

A look at the policy changes Bill de Blasio pledged during his campaign that are geared toward small-business owners and entrepreneurs in New York City.
Confessions of a Cheating Nation: One in Four Have Stolen From Their Employers
Business Management

Confessions of a Cheating Nation: One in Four Have Stolen From Their Employers

A new survey of 2,000 adults released today show that one quarter of respondents admit to stealing from their boss.
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers
Sales

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day
News and Trends

SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

The Berlin-based online music platform has gone from being relative niche platform for techno musicians to an audio hub for everyone from the White House to Beyoncé in the last three years.
Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?
Mobile

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season
Sales

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else
Forward Thinkers

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home
News and Trends

Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

The young Yahoo CEO has purchased the property that houses Palo Alto's oldest funeral parlor, according to reports.
For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?
Business Ideas

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business mod
Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers
Forward Thinkers

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

As the size of a computer chip approaches zero, computational power will be everywhere and in everything, says Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel.
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges
Payments & Collections

This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution
Leadership

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money
Payments & Collections

Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Indiegogo's co-founder Danae Ringelmann talks about two blockbuster campaigns that made our Top 100 list, the platform's biggest 'failure', and what success really means in the age of crowdfunding.
SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding
Financing

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Rules on Crowdfunding

More than a year after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, the Commission released rules for regulating equity crowdfunding. Here's what you need to know.
Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)
Business Ideas

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

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

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

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

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.
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