A Guide to Social Media Platforms for Brick-and-Mortar Stores (INFOGRAPHIC)

Customers research a business online before even setting a foot in the store. Maintaining a...
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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 4

1. Use Facebook. If you don’t have a business page for your pawnshop, get one.  Use incentives in...
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eBay Welcomes Shopify Merchants with New Integration

eBay is making it easier for sellers with a Shopify-powered store to list on its marketplace....
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6 Cold Email Secrets Revealed

Email is perhaps the only relic of old-school internet marketing that still has legs. The numbers...
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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 3

1. Audit your safe and firearms every month. Theft is an unfortunate reality in our business. Lots...
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Main Street welcomes new pawn shop

Looking for a great deal or just need some quick cash? Pawn it or buy it at Fort Morgan's new Gold and Silver Trading Co. pawn shop. The shop opened last week at 401 Main St. Owner Rob Green, a Fort Morgan resident, purchased that building, the former location of the...

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2017 Vegas Outlook: Decent, But Cautious, Buying

First quarter U.S. retail jewelry sales showed a slight increase, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce figures, though most gains appeared to be at the higher and lower ends. Larger U.S. jewelry chains, which generally serve the middle class market, are...

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EBay Paints Itself as Colorful Contrast to Amazon

EBay is going hard after Amazon by showing its true colors. The San Jose, Calif.-based retail marketplace is airing a 60-second spot Sunday to begin a campaign themed "Fill Your Cart With Color," the first work from 72andSunny since eBay named the shop its global...

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How These 8 Approaches Can Reduce Your Shipping Cost

Like most entrepreneurs, I’m constantly looking for ways to make my companies run more profitably, and I try to leave no stone unturned. I discovered a few years ago that I hadn’t really paid much attention to shipping costs — both for goods I order in and for...

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Gold ends at multiweek high after back-to-back advance

Gold prices scored a second-straight session of gains Monday, holding ground at a six-week high as global markets absorbed weekend terrorist attacks in London and investors awaited the outcome of the European Central Bank meeting and U.K. general election later this...

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Flush With Cash, Americans Buying More Diamonds Than Ever

With stock prices scaling new highs and robust economic growth, Americans spent a record amount of money buying diamonds last year. Demand in the U.S., which now accounts for more than half of the world’s diamond consumption, rose 4.4 percent to a record $41 billion...

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Gold prices hold up well, looking robust

The precious metals prices are also all off slightly this morning, Thursday June 1, with gold and silver prices off 0.2% and with the platinum group metals little changed. This after a general day of strength on Wednesday that saw the complex close up an average of...

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How to Turn Your Customer Complaints into Business Benefits

Social media and online reviews have given your customers unprecedented abilities to complain about your business in front of the world. While that may sound like a bad thing, hearing the hard truth about your business via customer complaints can actually benefit you...

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20 Tips to Lower Utility Bills in Your Business

From marketing to payroll, inventory and taxes, there are many ongoing costs associated with running your small business. However, there’s one cost that many small business owners overlook: utilities. Ironically, your utility bill is one area with the most potential...

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7 Ways to Use Digital Coupons to Grow Your Retail Sales

Do you use coupons to attract customers to your retail store? Today’s deal-hungry consumers have come to expect coupons as a part of doing business, and if you want to keep up with your competitors, you’d better be offering deals on a regular basis. Digital coupons...

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Opinion: 7 reasons gold prices will crash this summer

Gold prices have been on a bit of a roller coaster since Election Day. After the presidential vote last November sparked a “risk-on” rally for U.S. stocks, gold tumbled from more than $1,300 an ounce to under $1,150 just before Christmas. That’s a more than 11%...

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