The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon

Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, says the brands she works with have plenty to worry about...
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6 Features of Effective Loyalty Programs

Are you getting the most from your retail loyalty program? Or are you considering implementing a...
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5 Important Things I Learned About Buying Rare Coins

Buying rare coins isn’t monkey business! It takes a lot of money and even more guts to lay out...
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15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank,...
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How Even Small Businesses Can Set Goals Like Google

We often hear about Google's oddball "Moonshot" projects -- from using balloons to bring internet...
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How To Maintain Your Small Business Focus

I have worked with small business owners for over twenty years, and I can count on one hand the number who have had a clear vision for their company. Much more common is the scenario where an entrepreneur has a good idea and decides to run with it — they’re not...

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4 Ways You Can Advertise Your Business

Businesses use display ads to highlight their products on websites in a variety of formats such as video, text, audio and images. Display ads share a common goal: to expand your online visibility and sell more products online. Two forms of display ads that drive...

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Gold price pares gains on dollar strength

The gold price was under pressure from a stronger dollar during Tuesday, January 3 trading, drifting back from the previous week’s highs. The dollar index was last at 103.22, up 0.84% – investors returned to the greenback following a spate of year-end...

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Badlands Pawn Shuts Down

Payday loan millionaire Chuck Brennan is shutting down another piece of his South Dakota empire. Badlands Pawn is now closed. According to an announcement on the shop’s website, all pawn operations have shut down. The 60,000 sq. ft. building on Russell Street in...

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10 Ways to Update Your Marketing Strategy for 2017

Marketing is constantly evolving. So if you want to create a marketing plan for the coming year, you need all the most updated tools and strategies. Members of our small business community shared some of their top tips in posts this week. Check out ten of the best...

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What factors affect Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing exists in an environment which is ever changing and very dynamic. Hence, it becomes unquestioningly important to account for and thereby address the factors affecting it.

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Unique Habits of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception.

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Pawn shop owner helps police bust thief

JACKSON COUNTY -- Team work between a pawn shop owner and police has landed a thief behind bars. A man who stole from his employer, and then tried to sell the items to a pawn shop, will head to prison. Kenneth Carson pleaded guilty to theft in Jackson County court...

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How to spot a fake Gibson Les Paul in seconds

It seems everyone has an opinion on this topic; over the weekend, the piece, which you can check out here, turned into a forum (in the comments section of the story and on Facebook) of alternating opinions and extra information.

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10 Easy Ways to Create and Enforce a Positive Company Culture

Culture starts at the top. When an issue surfaces, your employees will look to you for conflict management. That’s why we asked 10 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “Name one way you set an example for your employees in order...

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Gold price edges lower, strong dollar weighs

Gold was in negative territory on Monday December 12 in London, battling pressure from a strengthening dollar ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve meeting this week. The spot gold price was recently quoted at $1,155.65/1,156.05 per oz, down $2.35 on the previous close....

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