SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

Given the rarity and value of diamonds, it’s not surprising that some would seek ways to replicate...

Diamond Color Actually Means Lack of Color

The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A...

97% of Customers Read Online Reviews, Survey Says

Would you reconsider your attitude on consumer reviews if 97 percent of customers said they had...

Gold recovers lost ground as dollar steadies, stocks

Gold recouped some of the previous session's hefty losses on Monday as the U.S. dollar steadied...

Data Age Business Systems Helps Pawn Shops Gear Up for Record-Breaking Holiday Sales as Users Reach $10 Million in eCommerce Sales

Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster software, continues to bring Pawnbrokers...

SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

Given the rarity and value of diamonds, it’s not surprising that some would seek ways to replicate their beauty. In recent years, laboratory-grown or synthetic diamonds have become more common, more advanced, and harder to detect.

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Diamond Color Actually Means Lack of Color

The diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. GIA’s D-to-Z diamond color-grading system measures...

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97% of Customers Read Online Reviews, Survey Says

Would you reconsider your attitude on consumer reviews if 97 percent of customers said they had read reviews for local businesses in 2017? Well, that is one of the findings of BrightLocal’s 2017 Local Consumer Review Survey. For small businesses, the gain or loss of...

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Gold recovers lost ground as dollar steadies, stocks

Gold recouped some of the previous session's hefty losses on Monday as the U.S. dollar steadied and uncertainty over a U.S. tax reform plan stoked risk aversion, pulling equities from their recent record highs. Prices remained stuck in a narrow range, however, as...

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10 Tips for Standing Out From Competitors in Business

There’s no one right way to stand out in business. It takes creativity and innovation. The methods vary but the goal is the same — to distinguish yourself and beat out the competition. Members of the online small business community have plenty of insights into what...

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Why You Need to Be Advertising on Amazon

E-commerce is as important for product discovery as it is for purchase Think about your most recent shopping experience. If you’re like most consumers, you probably did most of your research online. You may have checked out product specs, read some online reviews and...

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May the Spirit of Halloween “Bewitch” You

Well the witching hour is once again upon us, and the year is starting to come to a fast end. Over the years, we have drove the point home about company and business culture.  When you have a company that eats, drinks, and sleeps the company culture, it becomes...

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4 Reasons Employee Recognition is Important to Your Business

Every human being wants to be recognized and appreciated for the work they do because they like to see the reward of their efforts. However, managers often wait until the annual performance review day to give their feedbacks and show their recognitions. Managers...

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Refining Views – Shipping Your Materials

Almost 100% of my clientele ship directly to our refining facility at Warwick, Rhode Island. We ship FedEx, FedEx Ground, UPS, US Postal, through Brinks, and our clients also ship in as well through their insurance and carriers. Shipping is easy, all that we ask is...

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The History of the 4Cs of Diamond Quality

The term 4Cs we know today had its start in the early 1940s, as the brainchild of GIA founder Robert M. Shipley. A former retail jeweler, Shipley was fiercely committed to professionalizing the American jewelry industry. He established an institute (GIA) to provide...

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5 Simple Tips for Your Small Business Facebook Page

More entrepreneurs are tapping into the world’s largest social media network: There are more than 70 million businesses now on Facebook, up from about 18 million in 2013, according to Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg during a recent investor call. Facebook...

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4 Ideas for Drawing People to Your Shop this Halloween

1. Pumpkin carving and Halloween costume contests Have the “little ones” come in dressed in their costumes, take photos to share on your facebook and website events pages. Ask guests to share their photos after you post them, to get some more visibility for your...

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USPS Governor Approved 2018 Rate Hikes in 2016

Rates for some key USPS shipping services including Priority Mail and First Class Package Service are going up significantly on January 21, 2018 (assuming they’re approved by the PRC), and according to Postal Mag, those rates had been approved in 2016 despite not...

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5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Small Business Grow

Customers are the backbone of your business. Customers are more important than consultants, trainers, senior managers, and executives. Without paying customers, a business goes bankrupt. Therefore, reaching as many people in your market as possible is paramount....

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