Search outpaced social for referral traffic last year, driving 35% of site visits vs social’s 26% share of visits

According to a new referral traffic report from Shareaholic, 2017 was the first time since 2014...

1 in 5 Businesses Will Abandon Their Mobile App by 2019

Businesses big and small often struggle to find a useful purpose for their mobile apps. This is...

Filling the Knowledge Gap

I believe the Pawnbroker Development program is important because there is so much, as a...

10 Tech-Centric Methods for Growing Your Business

You already know that technology can have a major impact on your business. But it’s finding the...

50 Random Acts of Kindness Your Customers Will Love

Want to improve your community and help your business at the same time? You can accomplish both of...

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Getting Out

Are you leaving your business? Maybe you are retiring or handing your business to a relative? Whatever the reason, be smart about how you make your exit. Read more...

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Business Law & Regulations

You don’t have to be a lawyer to open and run a small business. Find out how to handle day-to-day legal issues that could affect your small business. Full articles...

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Growing Your Business

Are you ready to expand your business? Planning and preparing for new challenges is one step in the process. Find out how you can successfully grow your company. More...

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Leading Your Company

Are you ready to lead your company to success? Determine if you have key characteristics that will allow you to excel in a leadership role. Read more...

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Create Your Business Plan

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. See articles...

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Filing & Paying Taxes

Find out if your business needs to obtain a tax ID and what the benefits and requirements are. Is It A Business or a Hobby? Obtain Your Federal Business Tax ID Determine Your Federal Tax Obligations Determine Your State Tax Obligations Determine When the Tax Year...

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Obtain Business Licenses & Permits

To run your business legally, there are certain federal and state licenses and permits you will need to obtain. These resources will help you understand the requirements for your small business. See links...

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Starting & Managing a Business

Starting a Business Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Explore the topics below to learn the aspects of starting a business, plus find information you need to succeed. Managing a Business Explore the topics below to find information and guidance...

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Choose & Register Your Business

Choosing and registering your business name is a key step to legally operating your business and potentially obtaining financial aid from the government. See links...

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Why Cheap, Outsourced SEO Will Cost You in the Long Run

As an entrepreneur and business owner, you undoubtedly receive several unsolicited emails and pre-recorded phone messages that claim to be able to propel your website to the top of Google for just a few hundred dollars a month. While search engine optimization is one...

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Photo: Police seek man in connection with pawn shop robbery

GREENSBORO — Greensboro/Guilford County Crime Stoppers today released a photo of a man suspected of involvement in Friday’s robbery of a Greensboro pawn shop. Police responded about 6:30 p.m. to Velazquez Pawn, 3632 Spring Garden St., where three men wearing hooded...

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The 10 Hardest Things About Running a Business

Ask any small business owner what the hardest aspects of running a company are, and you’ll likely get a wide range of answers. Some people aren’t good at money matters, for example, while others don’t know how to delegate. But just about every business owner has, at...

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How to Find the Best Location

Chances are, you've heard the term "location, location, location" more than a few times. But if you're in the throes of creating a spectacular menu for your new restaurant or finding wholesalers for your first retail store, it might not be the first thing on your...

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How to Name Your Business

What's in a name? A lot, when it comes to small-business success. The right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. Ideally, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or...

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Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business. Many people believe starting a business is a mysterious process. They know they want to start a business, but they don't know the first steps to...

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Mobile Friendly: How to Manage Social Media from Your Cell Phone

Time—it flies, it’s ticking, it’s money, it’s on our side. Whatever you determine, you can’t argue: time is valuable. It becomes even more valuable when talking about social media. As fast-paced as we tend to be, social media can move even faster. Being able to manage...

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Social Media ROI: 7 Things Successful Clients Do Differently

Over the past few months, we’ve had some client turnover due to a real or perceived lack of Return on Investment (ROI) from social media. For many businesses, ROI continues to be the “white whale” of social media and the failure to achieve it can be frustrating; kind...

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Courts leave pawnbroker out of pocket

A PAWNBROKER says he has lost so much money trying to catch criminals he will no longer help police. Kevin Fisher, who runs Cash in Hand, in Queen Street, Colchester, said he has lost thousands of pounds by passing on stolen goods to the police. Despite customers...

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