Millennial Spending Habits

Millennials have proven themselves to be different than any other generation. This year they have...

Mother’s Day expected to deliver highest consumer spending to date

WASHINGTON – Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from...

The Hidden Mystery Behind Why 36% of Small Businesses STILL Don’t Have a Website

According to the SBA, of the 30 million businesses in the U.S., only 64% of small businesses have...

4 visual merchandising tips for boosting sales, driving growth

As the shopping journey transitions online, visual merchandising becomes increasingly important...

Invest In Your Business

According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the median working-age couple has only...

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Millennial Spending Habits

Millennials have proven themselves to be different than any other generation. This year they have become the country’s largest adult population group, totaling a whopping 83 million people, and with numbers comes influence. At present this demographic group only...

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Invest In Your Business

According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the median working-age couple has only saved $5,000 for retirement, and 70% of couples have less than $50,000 saved. Considering retirement can last 30 years or more, having a solid savings plan is crucial to...

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Customer Service is Always a Safe Bet

Over the years, we have done all that we can to ensure success for not just our PawnMaster users, but non-PawnMaster members of the industry as well. About seven years ago, we reformatted our focus and really brought collaboration and education to the forefront. Since...

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Leveraging For Success

Growing up in the 80s and being around pawn shops my entire life, I was surrounded by the stigma that the pawn world was ruled by men, and women-owned shops were very rare. Also prevalent was the mentality that the shop will just run and grow by itself. Many of the...

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The Ins and Outs of the Diamond Recovery Process

The process of diamond and gemstone recovery from karat gold jewelry scrap is far more complex and time consuming than a direct melt and assay recovery. Jewelry that contains recoverable diamond and gemstone melee will always yield a much higher value, as long as the...

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Behind the Counter: Hire, Train, and Retain

Hiring new staff members for your store can be challenging; believe me, I know. But there's more to just bringing the right candidates into your shop, you need to know how to retain them while helping them to gain confidence in our fast-paced (and at times stressful)...

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Digital Marketing 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know

Small business owners know digital marketing is no longer secondary to traditional print marketing and advertising and is a great way for them to get more bang for their marketing bucks. (In fact, 95% of small businesses plan to increase spending on digital marketing...

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2019 Economic And Consumer Outlook

The overarching theme of retail consumers in 2019 is high expectations. Higher consumer confidence, higher wages, innovative startups and emerging technology all contribute to unrelentingly high standards. But, for all of those same reasons small businesses are in a...

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