NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Small Business Professionals (NASBP.us) announced today that it is launching a U.S.-based marketing relief operation to help small business start-ups still struggling with the lingering impact of the Great Recession four years onward.
This relief operation will offer premier members the opportunity to take advantage of free and low cost business growth tools such as the NASBP Marketing 911 Helpline, the Marketing ER and the Free Member Downloads Center.
The launch corresponds with newly released information on the current state of economic growth. Economists previously predicted that the U.S. economy would rebound in the second quarter, with growth edging up slightly to 3.1%. However, in light of the disappointing report just released on durable goods sales, Wall Street analysts now believe the opposite. J.P. Morgan pared down its earlier projection for first quarter gross domestic product to 2.9% from 3.1% and expects a further drop in second quarter growth to 1.5%. Barclays and Morgan Stanley both followed suit, cutting their previously optimistic GDP forecasts.
Kimberly Kelly, founder and spokesperson for the NASBP, announced the launch of the marketing relief operation with this statement.
"Amid disappointing predictions from leading economists, small business owners just aren't feeling overly optimistic about the overall state of the country's economic health. Adding to the meltdown are the impending implications of the Affordable Care Act as well as the aftershocks of sequester spending cuts. Since historically small businesses account for over 80% of job creation in the three years following a recession, I feel it is absolutely imperative that as an organization we do all we can to support small business owners in America."
As a follow-on, the NASBP's marketing relief operation will continue to focus on bolstering weak sales and growth through a series of ongoing educational initiatives in the small business community.
About the NASBP Marketing 911 Helpline
The Marketing 911 Helpline is a free service provided to premier members of the National Association of Small Business Professionals. It provides small businesses with life-saving first aid to treat some of the most common, problematic conditions related to "solo-preneurship". Members access the Helpline through their online membership account, gaining one-on-one help and support from an experienced marketing consultant.
About the National Association of Small Business Professionals
Since 2009, the National Association of Small Business Professionals has made it its mission to help small business start-ups to not only succeed in business, but to SOAR. As the "new kid on the block" in the arena of small business associations, NASBP is proud to offer start-ups a value-packed, low-priced alternative to more expensive membership association options. To learn more, download a free Member Benefits Guide at www.Join-NASBP.com.
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SOURCE The National Association of Small Business Professionals