About Mike Sachoff

Mike Sachoff is a staff writer for SmallBusinessNewz.
Small Businesses Shift Focus To Growth
Small business plan for growth
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Small business focus has moved from survival to growth for the first time since 2006, according to the American Express …

Retail Sales Up For Ninth Straight Month
Consumers still remain cautious

Clothing, electronics, home furnishings and building materials all saw increased retails sales in March for the ninth straight month, according …

Consumer Sentiment Remaining Positive
Sentiment remains steady

Consumers are becoming more upbeat about the economy, as the Consumer Reports Index in April remained positive  for the second …

Rising Prices Could Slow Consumer Spending
More consumers searching online for deals

Nearly three- quarters (74%) of Americans  believe higher prices could slow their spending in the coming months, according to a …

CEO Confidence Continues To Improve
CEOs upbeat about economy

The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2010, improved more in the first …

Verizon Launches Author Series For Small Businesses
Verizon to connect authors with small businesses
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Verizon said today it is launching the Verizon Author Series to connect accomplished authors to small businesses. Every month from …

Blekko Partners With MerchantCircle On Small Business Search
Blekko aims to improve small business search
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  Blekko, the search engine that is using human curation to reduce spam in search results, and MerchantCircle, an online …

Majority Of CEOs Expect Recovery To Continue
CEOs expect their businesses to grow

Two-thirds of CEOs believe the economy has improved during the past year and have expect more gains in the year …

SMBs Hit With Banking Fraud
Half of businesses victims of banking fraud
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More than half (56%) of small and medium businesses experienced banking fraud in the last 12 months, according to a …

Intuit And Salesforce Focus On Small Businesses
Intuit and Salesforce partner to help small businesses
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Intuit and salesforce.com have formed a partnership aimed at making it easier for small businesses to manage customer information and …

Small Business Owners Expecting Increased Sales
Business owners see higher non-labor costs

One out of two U.S. small business owners expect increased sales in the next six months, but non-labor costs could …

SBA Launches Refinancing Program
SBA announces refinancing program
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 Small business owners with commercial real estate mortgages maturing after December 31, 2012, will be able to get  more stable, …

ZoomInfo Launches Business Email Contact Tool
New tool shares business contacts
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 ZoomInfo a business information provider has launched a new plug-in that finds active business contacts in users’ email and automatically …

SCORE Receives Grant To Help Small Businesses
SCORE to support 1 million small businesses
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The Deluxe Corporation Foundation has provided a $285,000 grant to help SCORE, a non-profit association focused on helping small businesses …

Customer Reviews Impacting Small Businesses
Online reputation of businesses impacted by reviews
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Online customer reviews and social network sites have a larger impact on the reputation of a small business than its …

Small Business Franchises Face Lending Challenges
Franchises face finance challenges

Over 80,000 jobs and more than $10 billion in economic output could be lost in 2011 unless credit flow to …

Home-Based Businesses Continue To Grow
Home-based businesses rebounding with economy

 Even with the difficult conditions that have characterized the U.S. economy over the past three years, the number of home-based …

Small Business Owners To Add More Than 3 Million Jobs In 2011
Small businesses expect to increase staffing
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U.S. small business owners plan to add nearly 3.8 million jobs this year, according to the latest Small Business Success …

Americans More Optimistic About Economic Outlook
Confidence in economy improving

Americans indicate their financial future looks brighter, due to a more optimistic economic outlook, according to a new report from …

Small Business Nonprofit Launches New Website And Membership
NASE offers more business resources
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The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) , a a nonprofit representing America’s smallest businesses is introducing a new annual …

More Owners Investing In Their Small Business
Small business investing increasing

Nearly half (47%) of small business owners prefer to invest in their business now to get an advantage over competitors, …

Employment Up For Fifth Consecutive Month
Job growth to be modest
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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) rose in February for the fifth month in a row.  The index is …