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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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 …