5 Tough Situations You’ll Eventually Face When Managing People

As a business owner, managing people is by far the toughest responsibility of all. Every person is...

Cracking the Code on Loyalty Programs: 5 Ways to Improve What You Offer Customers

How well is your retail store’s loyalty program working for you? What can you do to make your...

Beyond the Shop: The Manager’s Circle

If you’re an owner or even a manager of a pawn shop, the one thing I would advise you to do is get...

PRECIOUS-Gold steadies after worst fall since November 2016

The stronger dollar dampens demand for gold by making it costlier for buyers holding other...

Bad Boss Awards: 15 Signs You Might be the Winner and What You Can Do About It

You may not think there are that many bad bosses out there. But think again: Clearly, the idea of...

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The Secret Sauce is Service Excellence

Every day we hear stories about vendors not helping their clients, not calling them back, and a host of other very frustrating and disappointing things, all of which are negatively impacting peoples' businesses. The Data Age/PawnMaster brand, company, and suite of...

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49% of Small Business Owners Can’t Sleep Over Cash Worries

Small business owners operate under a great number of daily challenges to keep their dream alive, and the effect of these challenges can manifest themselves in numerous ways. The new report from Square reveals 49 percent of the respondents in its survey are not able...

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Investing in People, for People

As Data Age/PawnMaster continues to gain an overwhelming market share in the industry, we always attribute our great success to our client base. Our number one focus is servicing our clients, and our world-class products have helped many brokers advance their...

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PawnMaster or Just Ruler of My #goldenballs?

My usual response to those asking for the man that runs the business consists of a smirky glaring stare as if I did not fully hear their request. It usually rolls into my explanation that I’ve been in the Pawn industry 29 years and through two ex-husbands. Which then,...

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5 Business Skill Areas to Help You Succeed

It’s no secret that business is one of the most popular fields of study for college students. Degrees in business and related subjects like finance, accounting, management and economics are traditionally chosen by those who are looking for versatile coursework based...

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Gold scores its highest finish in a week

Gold futures notched their highest finish in a week on Wednesday but maintained the tight trading range seen over the last several sessions, as U.S. stocks struggled to hold gains and the dollar stabilized.

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13-Year-Old Uncovers Silver Treasure of Viking King Bluetooth

Give a kid a metal detector and there’s no telling what he’ll find—or what unlikely connections he may uncover. The AFP reports that a 13-year-old boy in Germany has discovered a thousand-year-old hoard of coins and jewelry. And it turns out the very old stash is...

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Beyond the Shop: Customer Loyalty Program

Customer loyalty programs are a great way to make customers feel valued and to get them to become repeat customers too. Utilizing any kind of tool that rewards loyalty is always a great idea, whether is a punch card or whether it is a gift card good for a certain...

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Have FUN with your Advertising

Advertising is all about getting your message across and making it memorable. You’ve heard the messages, you know the taglines – Maybe she’s born with it. Taste the rainbow. Just do it. Where’s the beef? We’ve all seen cavemen, frogs, and pink rabbits hawking...

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4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

Most individuals interested in starting a small business are not interested in putting in all the necessary efforts because they want to be their own boss. In the beginning, all business owners work hard. They pay special attention to the requirements of customers and...

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Beyond the Shop: Sales and Events

Another great way to move inventory is regular sales and events. Some times this don’t need to be anything more than getting a couple of flat tables out in your parking lot and putting some aged inventory out there, cook some hotdogs. What you have to do is redisplay...

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These 7 Tips will Change the Way You Approach Hiring

Hiring staff can be a resource-draining process for any business, but it can be especially difficult for small businesses with limited means. For a small business, each new staff member can impact the company much more than a new staff member at a larger company with...

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