Free Shipping, Smooth Shopping Experience Led to Spikes in Spending Cyber Monday

The power of discounts was on display yet again this year during the holiday shopping weekend as...

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 Spending Up 6% Over Last Year, 5% for Small Businesses

Early shopping results from First Data’s Holiday Insights Dashboard have revealed overall spending...

How to Focus on Quality over Quantity with Social Media

Google ‘small business social media’ and you’ll find hundreds of articles touting the need to be...

Text Messaging: Opt-In Best Practices

Text messaging is a great service that you can provide to your customers to help keep them up to...

Cracking the Code on Heating and Cooling Costs for Your Business

Small businesses across the United States spend a staggering $60 billion on energy every year,...

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How to Focus on Quality over Quantity with Social Media

Google ‘small business social media’ and you’ll find hundreds of articles touting the need to be on every single social media platform. The thinking is this: you have to be everywhere people are in order to reach the most people. But the truth of the matter is, being...

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Text Messaging: Opt-In Best Practices

Text messaging is a great service that you can provide to your customers to help keep them up to date on their loans while providing you the ability to alert them to sales and promotions you’re offering in-store. In order to connect with your customers, they have to...

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What You Need To Know About Data Ownership

We are consistently coming across shops changing their software vendor for a number of reasons, so we feel it's important to provide resources to those who are looking to make a switch. When you're entering into a SaaS agreement for the first time, you may have some...

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Social Media Calendar Template for Small Business

Use our Social Media Calendar Template to organize your social networking tasks to create a stronger, more targeted social media marketing strategy. Or simply browse this section for social media marketing advice and insights. Here you will find loads of information...

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8 Big Predictions for the 2018 Holiday SHIPPING Season

Americans are set to spend big this holiday season. In fact, numbers from Adobe Analytics report the online spend alone will reach $124.1 billion to overshadow brick and mortar sales. What’s more, Deloitte reports that people will spend $525 on gifts representing a...

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The Extra Yard

In my previous life as a small business owner, this was always the time of year when I was head's down looking to crank out sales. Having a multiple store chain and selling straight retail, the holidays was where I made my mark. At the time, I didn't realize that the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Saturday 2018

Small Business Saturday 2018 is around the corner, as communities gear up for a day of supporting small businesses across the United States. If you’re a small business, an employee at a small business, or a supporter of small businesses and want to become involved in...

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The Power of Teamwork

I’ve been working with people in some capacity for 27 years, and I always have been and remain a firm believer in the concept of teamwork. Recently in fact I experienced the power of teamwork firsthand here with our own PawnMaster team. The way they came together was...

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The Importance of Being Present

Time is short and every day matters. Each day is 24 hours that cannot be reclaimed. I believe it is important to take the time to invest in yourself and know where you want to go. Below are a few things I do consistently for my own growth, and believe these are...

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10 Expert Tips to Creating Repeat Business

There’s good evidence pointing to the fact that existing customers are easier to sell to than new ones. In fact, over half of a small enterprise’s business comes from client you’ve already sold to before.

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15 Social Media Marketing Strategies the Pros Use

More than 70 percent of small businesses plan on using social media for marketing this year, according to data from Infusionsoft. But not all of those businesses have an actual strategy. Posting content here and there isn’t going to be as effective as going in with a...

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14 Ways Your Retail Store Can Win the Holidays

The holiday outlook for retailers is merry and bright: The National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales in November and December to increase between 4.3% and 4.8% over 2017, while Deloitte predicts growth of 5% to 5.6% compared to last year. What’s more,...

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