It's good to help the less fortunate, but protect yourself with tax-savvy tips regarding charitable contributions.
Oftentimes when natural disasters hit the United States or elsewhere in the world, government officials are slow to respond. But Americans always step up. In the past few years, we've seen this generosity time and again in response to disasters in New Jersey, New Orleans, Florida and around the world (most recently in the Philippines). Within days, millions of dollars and donated goods (water, food, clothing, etc.) pour into charities with dedicated resources to help the victims of a devastating storm or earthquake.
Here’s what the experts expect in trends this year—from antiaging to men’s grooming and beyond.
In the December 2013 issue of Beauty Store Business, I reviewed some of the key developments 2013 brought for the beauty industry. As we celebrate the arrival of 2014, it is time to turn our focus forward. Here is what we can expect to see in this new year, according to various skincare experts.
A group of about 50 VIPs joined Harlan Kirschner of The Kirschner Group—the 2014 salon-industry City of Hope Spirit of Life Award honoree—at the City of Hope Jan. 24 to tour the campus. See the photos below.
[Screen shot courtesy of City of Hope; images 1, 2 and 7 courtesy of City of Hope; all other images by Marc Birenbaum]
Explore the legal considerations involved in advertising and brand protection on social-media sites.
Beauty Store Business highlighted the importance of smart use of social media in its September 2013 article “Building a Successful Social-Media Campaign.” The insightful article focused on how businesses can maintain a social-media presence and happens to be a springboard for discussion about a broad range of legal topics.
Be prepared for what lies ahead in business in 2014: Things are looking up!
Steady as she goes. That old nautical phrase—urging a firm hand on the wheel and an unwavering eye on the compass—seems especially apt for today’s retailers. The economic waters remain troubled as the nation emerges from a year in which business activity and consumer confidence fell short of the levels requisite for the best sales environment. At the same time, an improved economic forecast should guide retailers to greater profitability in 2014.