Gold scores its highest finish in a week

Gold futures notched their highest finish in a week on Wednesday but maintained the tight trading...

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...

Beyond the Shop: Customer Loyalty Program

Customer loyalty programs are a great way to make customers feel valued and to get them to become...

Have FUN with your Advertising

Advertising is all about getting your message across and making it memorable. You’ve heard the...

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...

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The Attractive Pawn Shop – Retaining Employees

One of the emerging issues pawnshops in the 21st century will confront is the acquisition and retention of motivated hourly employees. Obviously, there are several institutional avenues one can follow such as Craigslist, want ads and/or online services such as...

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Looking to Grow Your Pawn Shop?

If you’re looking to grow, I think the most important thing you need to do is have a plan. Why do you believe that second location you’re going to open or buy is going to be more successful, or as successful as the first one? You need to have a plan to do that. More...

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Popular Jewelry Styles for 2018

Shopping for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion in 2018? GIA experts searched high and low for what’s trending and found these popular jewelry styles: big hoop earrings, big cuffs, quirky cameos and more. Take a look before you shop.

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Jewelry Display

What is typically the biggest asset in your store? Outside of your loans, it’s your jewelry inventory – yet very little money, time and effort is typically allocated for displaying your jewelry in the most effective manner. You’ve stocked your pawn shop with unique...

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A Little Help from the Coin Guy

Train your staff! A little help from the coin guy today. Sadly I do see some pawnbrokers who have paid decent money for this stuff which is usually not worth anything over it's face value.

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How to Make a Great First Impression in 30 Seconds or Less

If you think you have at least a couple of minutes to make a first impression, you are wrong! According to the On Stride Financial infographic below, you only have at most 100 milliseconds to form an initial impression. What this really means to small business owners...

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Get Started on Your Business Plan for 2018

1. E-Commerce. My kids have coined the phrase, “If you’re not online, you’ve flatlined.” to describe how their lives are so interwoven with the Internet and social media. This also describes any pawn shop not utilizing various sales platforms (eBay, Amazon,...

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Apply These 4 Secret Hacks to Increase Your Facebook Reach

Facebook plays a vital role in the success of most businesses. It serves as a way to connect with customers, share information about business activities and reach out to potential clients. But changes to Facebook’s algorithm have made organic reach harder, as Mark...

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6 Problems Bad Management Can Cause

Making Employees Fearful When staff fears management, it makes them unhappy about coming to work. Studies show that happy workers are more productive workers. It also makes them feel like they can't approach their managers about an issue. This can be dangerous for a...

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