What Has Consumers Stressed This Holiday Season?

Posted on Nov 23 2015 by

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There are many things that can cause angst for consumers during the holiday season including travel delays, overeating, and picking a New Year’s resolution.

One of the biggest stressors is often the financial impact of holiday shopping. In fact, according to a national survey by Experian, many respondents are concerned about the financial stress of gift buying and adding debt, as well as becoming an identity theft victim.


Politics and Small Business: How Business Owners Differ Along Party Lines

Posted on Nov 18 2015 by

Voter Reg

On Nov. 8, 2016, citizens across the country will flock to polling stations to cast their votes for the 45th President of the United States. Until then, however, you can expect to hear a number of candidates offer their views on a plethora of political issues over the next year, including small business.


Setting Your Business Up for Success: 7 Tips for Keeping Business Credit on Track

Posted on Nov 10 2015 by

Small Business Bills

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner, and as it approaches there are a growing number of advertising campaigns encouraging consumers to forego the big box retailers in favor of shopping local.

As a supporter of my own neighborhood small businesses, I can appreciate the effort. After all, the success of small businesses is what really drives our economy forward. Not only do they provide employment opportunities for those in the community, but small businesses often bring a level of innovation and can stimulate growth.


Experian Survey: Millennials Are Behind in Credit Knowledge but Progressive in Using Technology to Manage Finances

Posted on Nov 05 2015 by

The Millennial generation comprise approximately 80 million people – the largest in history. Thus, it is no surprise that every type or organization from financial to automotive to healthcare are seeking to better understand their mindset and habits. Experian also recently took a look at these post-Baby Boomers to learn more about their approach to personal finance conducting a national survey among more than 1,000 people ages 19-34.


Experian Marketing Services Appoints Digital-Marketing Veteran Bridget Bidlack to Vice President of Global Product Management

Posted on Nov 04 2015 by

Smart Stats in Sports and Business

Posted on Nov 02 2015 by


More than 2.5 billion gigabytes of data is generated every single day. By 2020, it’s estimated that 40 zettabytes of data will be created. The sheer amount of data available today is changing nearly every aspect of our business and personal lives.

Big Data is also transforming the world of sports – from the way General Managers recruit and draft players, to how coaches set lineups and design plays and even how everyday fans watch and participate in professional sports. Today, every major professional sports team either has an analytics department or an analytics expert on staff. By 2021, the markets for sports analytics is expected to reach $4.7 billion. This year, nearly 57 million people in the United States and Canada will play fantasy sports.


Experian Partners With the Movember Foundation to Launch Mobile Messaging

Posted on Oct 29 2015 by


The Movember Foundation launches its first mobile messaging program powered by The Experian Marketing Suite to raise awareness for men’s health.


Insight into the Millennial Business Owner Paves the Way for the Future

Posted on Oct 29 2015 by

Millennial Business Owner

It was only a few months ago when millennials officially surpassed baby boomers to become the largest living generation. Since millennials are so numerous, it stands to reason, that they could also become the most prevalent population of small business owners in the U.S. As a matter of fact, everyday there are hundreds of new start-ups being created by this younger demographic.