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Small Business Climate Making Turnaround

January 20, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The majority (93%) of small and mid-sized businesses plan to keep staff and add new hires this year, according to a new survey from human resources firm Insight Performance. The Small Business and Human Resources 2011 Outlook Survey also found that 38% of companies plan to offer base-pay raises, as […]

Global Productivity Returned To Solid Growth In 2010

January 17, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The world economy returned to solid productivity growth in 2010, as GDP in most countries recovered strongly from the 2008/09 financial and economic crisis, while employment lagged behind, The Conference Board reported today. The U.S. economy remained on a higher productivity growth path than Europe in 2010, but their productivity […]

FDIC Launches Credit Website For Small Businesses

January 14, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) held a forum Thursday on small lending to explore ways in which credit can be made more accessible to the small business sector. As a result of the forum and in recognition of importance of available credit to small businesses, the FDIC announced the […]

Consumers Facing Fewer Financial Difficulties

January 13, 2011 Mike Sachoff

 Consumers say they are more optimistic and are facing fewer financial difficulties than they did one year ago, according to the Consumer Reports Index for January. The Consumer Reports Sentiment Index (48.7) is up from the prior month (45.1), from one year ago (44.1), and is at its highest level […]

Small Businesses Focused On Marketing And Sales In ‘011

January 11, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The majority of small business owners plan to spend money on their businesses in 2011, according to Manta, an online community for promoting and connecting small business. Seventy-seven percent (77%) plan to spend in 2011 even though 85% reported they made across-the-board cuts in 2010. Nearly half (47%) have prioritized […]

Employee Confidence In Job Security Mixed

January 7, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Employees have mixed feelings about what is in store at their employer, for the overall job market and their pay check in the year ahead, according to a new survey released by and conducted by Harris Interactive. In the fourth quarter, 40 percent of employees reported their employers made […]

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