Associations Helping Promote “Small Business Saturday”

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, many large retailers hold discount sales to attract consumers focused on doing holiday shopping known as “Black Friday”.  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and various associations in conjunction with the Black Friday phenomenon are pushing “Small Business Saturday®” as the small business version of the more well-known day. November 26 will mark… Read more »

National Retail Federation Launches Jobs Campaign

The National Retail Federation (NRF) launched a new campaign this month designed the show the impact of retail on the U.S. economy.  The campaign, “Retail Means Jobs”, aims to show that “[t]he [retail] industry fuels innovations that are empowering consumers and transforming the way we live, work, and play”.  According to NRF President & CEO… Read more »

Survey Shows Drastic Drop in Future Charitable Donations

Almost 70% of Americans will give less to charitable causes in the coming months, according to new survey data conducted by Campbell Rinker on behalf of Dunham+Company.  The survey found that 68% of respondents plan to give less due to economic uncertainties and another one in ten would stop making charitable donations altogether. “The findings… Read more »

Financial Planning Days Provide Financial Help to Those in Need

In light of the recent economic crisis, many Americans are experiencing financial uncertainty, loss of assets and a diminished quality of life.  Many have pressing financial questions that need answers, and unfortunately, many have not had the opportunity to discuss those questions with professional financial planners. The Financial Planning Association®, Certified Financial Planner Board of… Read more »