Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software,...

No One Can Counterfeit an Elephant

Destiny Soria’s got it right when it comes to fake watches. Her quote epitomizes the exact...

Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster pawn management software, names Bill Booth Vice...

Retailers Will Close on Thanksgiving Spelling Good News for Small Business

Want some good news for the holidays? Small business owners should be happy to hear that many...

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

There is a continuing evolution and sophistication regarding the types of jewelry alloys you will...

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The 10 Hardest Things About Running a Business

Ask any small business owner what the hardest aspects of running a company are, and you’ll likely get a wide range of answers. Some people aren’t good at money matters, for example, while others don’t know how to delegate. But just about every business owner has, at...

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How to Find the Best Location

Chances are, you've heard the term "location, location, location" more than a few times. But if you're in the throes of creating a spectacular menu for your new restaurant or finding wholesalers for your first retail store, it might not be the first thing on your...

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How to Name Your Business

What's in a name? A lot, when it comes to small-business success. The right name can make your company the talk of the town. The wrong one can doom it to obscurity and failure. Ideally, your name should convey the expertise, value and uniqueness of the product or...

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Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business. Many people believe starting a business is a mysterious process. They know they want to start a business, but they don't know the first steps to...

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Mobile Friendly: How to Manage Social Media from Your Cell Phone

Time—it flies, it’s ticking, it’s money, it’s on our side. Whatever you determine, you can’t argue: time is valuable. It becomes even more valuable when talking about social media. As fast-paced as we tend to be, social media can move even faster. Being able to manage...

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Social Media ROI: 7 Things Successful Clients Do Differently

Over the past few months, we’ve had some client turnover due to a real or perceived lack of Return on Investment (ROI) from social media. For many businesses, ROI continues to be the “white whale” of social media and the failure to achieve it can be frustrating; kind...

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Courts leave pawnbroker out of pocket

A PAWNBROKER says he has lost so much money trying to catch criminals he will no longer help police. Kevin Fisher, who runs Cash in Hand, in Queen Street, Colchester, said he has lost thousands of pounds by passing on stolen goods to the police. Despite customers...

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Congressmen demand answers on undercover sting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Four congressmen are demanding answers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about whether anyone has been held accountable for a botched, undercover guns and drugs operation in Milwaukee. The congressmen, including Rep. Jim...

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Multiple firearms stolen from Petersburg gun retailer

Petersburg police are investigating the theft of multiple firearms from a gun retailer Sunday morning. Around 11 a.m. Sunday, police said, an alarm was triggered at the Dunbar Gun Company in the 200 block of N. South Street. Police said several rifles and shotguns...

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Officials eye tighter rein for Naperville pawnshops

Naperville City Council members are taking a look at tightening the rules for businesses that buy and sell precious metals, gems and jewelry. An ordinance to be scrutinized by the council Tuesday evening would require pawnbrokers and secondhand sellers of those goods...

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Smash and grab bikers snatch valuables from pawn shop display

Robbers on a motorbike made off with valuables from a window display in a smash-and-grab raid at a pawn shop. The two men on a trial bike struck at Cash Convertors in Farnworth on Saturday morning. They rode onto the pavement to the front of the shop before smashing a...

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Want Hard Proof that LinkedIn Works? Ask a Lawyer

This is the story of an old friend and new convert to social media marketing, a lawyer in Northern California named Mark D. Poniatowski who runs a small practice with just a handful of partners. They suffer from the traditional business development issue most small...

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West side pawn shop owner experiences two thefts in one week

Jeff’s Trading Post & Repairs has been at 238 N. Main Ave. for about two weeks, and the bars Jeff Decker ordered for the windows should be up any day now. Two thefts in one week and a smashed front window made the bars necessary, the 21-year-old pawn shop owner...

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Police investigate Greensboro pawn shop robbery

GREENSBORO − Police are investigating a robbery Thursday night at Velazquez Pawn. Police responded to the store, at 3632 Spring Garden St., at about 6:30 p.m.   Police said three men wearing hooded sweatshirts entered the store and one began shaking a gated door...

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