July 1, 2016
About Mike Sachoff
Mike Sachoff is a staff writer for SmallBusinessNewz.

Small Businesses Shift Focus To Growth

April 14, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Small business focus has moved from survival to growth for the first time since 2006, according to the American Express Open Small Business Monitor. Six months ago, the Open Small Business Monitor indicated small businesses were doing better, due in part to streamlining operations and cutting costs over the course […]

Retail Sales Up For Ninth Straight Month

April 13, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Clothing, electronics, home furnishings and building materials all saw increased retails sales in March for the ninth straight month, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation. Retail sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) for March increased 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted from February and 3.9 percent […]

Consumer Sentiment Remaining Positive

April 12, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Consumers are becoming more upbeat about the economy, as the Consumer Reports Index in April remained positive  for the second consecutive month. The index points to an improving employment climate, higher consumer spending, and a reduction in overall household financial stress for the American consumer. "While the economy still has […]

Rising Prices Could Slow Consumer Spending

April 11, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Nearly three- quarters (74%) of Americans  believe higher prices could slow their spending in the coming months, according to a new survey from Deloitte. The survey found that mobile and social connections are helping shoppers make better buying decisions in the wake of the recession. Households in the United States […]

CEO Confidence Continues To Improve

April 8, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2010, improved more in the first quarter of 2011. The figure now stands at 67, up from 62 last quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses).   "CEOs’ confidence […]

Verizon Launches Author Series For Small Businesses

April 7, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Verizon said today it is launching the Verizon Author Series to connect accomplished authors to small businesses. Every month from April through December (with a break in August), one featured author will offer advice, tips and insights to businesses. Each author will host a live webinar on the Verizon Small […]

Blekko Partners With MerchantCircle On Small Business Search

April 6, 2011 Mike Sachoff

  Blekko, the search engine that is using human curation to reduce spam in search results, and MerchantCircle, an online network of local business owners, announced a partnership today to remove spam for users searching for small business resources.   MerchantCircle’s community of 1.6 million members will help improve small […]

Majority Of CEOs Expect Recovery To Continue

April 5, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Two-thirds of CEOs believe the economy has improved during the past year and have expect more gains in the year ahead, according to a new survey from Vistage International. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 105.2 in the 1st quarter of 2011, slightly below 106.3 recorded in the prior quarter […]

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