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10 Payroll Changes for 2019

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How the Latest Government Shutdown May Impact Your Small Business

We are now on the third government shutdown of the last 13 months, with the two previous instances...

Apply These 3 Simple Techniques to Identify Your Customer’s Needs

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eBay to Launch New Seller Protections in 2019

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Grandpa’s Pawn of Longmont turns 20

The coat of arms that greets customers walking into Grandpa's Pawn & Gun isn't for sale — it's too much of a conversation piece, owner Rod Brandenburg said. But just about everything else in the store can be had at the right price — and there's no shortage of...

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New Concept in Pawn Brokerage

“The old image of pawn shops has certainly been upgraded by the pawn broker reality TV shows,” Jeffery Knight, manager of Bayou Pawn in Zachary, told the Zachary POST. “We keep our store clean and brightly lit as you would any retail store.” Read more here 

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5 Tips for Becoming Debt Free in 2014

We have too much debt in the country, our government’s spending has reached record levels and consumers have racked up more than $115 billion in credit card debt in the past three years alone. Let's make 2014 the year that changes that! Read here

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2014’s Hacking Pain is Cyber Security’s Gain

First it was Target TGT +0.93% that got hacked over the Christmas holiday and that has the company bracing for a fierce backlash after it disclosed that over 70 million credit cards and other customer data was “compromised.” Read article here

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Mirage Las Vegas To Host Pawn Expo 2014

The National Pawnbrokers Association’s (NPA) Pawn Expo 2014 will be held July 8-10 at the beautiful Mirage Las Vegas, situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Pawn Expo is the largest and most comprehensive convention and trade show in the pawn industry. Read...

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Pawning Through the Ages

For thousands of years, people all over the world have from time to time found themselves with one problem in common—the need for fast cash. And for almost as long, there’s been one easy way to solve it: To “pawn” personal items of value for a cash loan. Read whole...

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We need federal, not state, gun policy

(CNN) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million of his own money to build a state-by-state grass-roots network focused on stemming the tide of gun violence by expanding the background check system for gun buyers. Read article here  ...

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