USPS Governor Approved 2018 Rate Hikes in 2016

Rates for some key USPS shipping services including Priority Mail and First Class Package...

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Small Business Grow

Customers are the backbone of your business. Customers are more important than consultants,...

These 6 Things Will Improve Your Retail Customer Experience

If you’re looking for repeat business as a retail company, one of the areas you absolutely need to...

Pawning, Selling and Trading Firearms

“Pawn, Sell and Trade” As part of the pawn business model, it goes without saying that a shop can...

3 Habits Every Small Business Owner Should Have

When you’re a small business owner you wear many hats. Maker, promoter, accountant and yes, the...

Understanding Firearms Liabilities in Your Shop

Today I would like to discuss the topic of firearms and the types of liability that firearms create for you and your business. Many of our Pawnbrokers who deal in firearms and ammunition and or conceal or open carry weapons in their stores must understand the increase...

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eBay Opens Up Schedule for July Seller Conference

eBay opened up its schedule for its eBay Open seller conference being held next month. Attendees can sign up for sessions now, including a “Customer Care Corner” offering account reviews and personalized recommendations for growing their eBay business.

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20 Secrets to Saving Emergency Funds for Your Business

It makes shrewd business sense to build an emergency fund, cash put aside for a rainy day. Businesses that fail to have a ‘safety net’, a sum of money kept aside to pay for unexpected expenses, can find themselves in a whole host of trouble. When working on a tight...

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Law Would Free Sellers of Out-of-State Sales Tax Mandates

A new bill that is favored by Overstock.com would prevent states from requiring out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax for transactions involving their states’ shoppers. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017...

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7 Ways You Can Grow Your Business By Tracking Your Time

I get asked all the time, what are your reasons to track your time? William Penn once said, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” Not exactly correct English — but you know what’s being said. As a business owner, it’s easy to relate to that statement....

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UPS to Charge Merchants Extra for Holiday Shipping

Online sellers who use UPS will pay more for shipping their holiday orders this year. UPS announced a new peak charge for US Residential deliveries and large packages, among other services. In addition, UPS will apply a peak surcharge on specific international air...

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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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