Refining Matters: Focus on the Pawn Industry

The pawn industry enjoys a unique relationship with United PMR. As the largest US-owned primary...

Amazon to start collecting state sales taxes everywhere

On Saturday Amazon (AMZN) will start collecting sales taxes on purchases in the last four states...

Small Businesses Take Center Stage at Facebook Summit

Facebook has introduced a new way for Pages to connect with Instagram and another to widen or...

Behind the Counter: Qualifying Customers

When it comes to running a successful pawn business, one of the most important skills for a broker...

What is WiFi Marketing and How Can it Help Your Small Business?

WiFi marketing is being touted as the latest must-have for your small business toolbox. There’s...

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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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Five Bookkeeping Tips for Business Owners

Adopting some good habits can help stave off costly errors when it comes to record-keeping. It can also help you to stay out of trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. Here are five bookkeeping tips for entrepreneurs. Read on for tips here  

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5 men wanted in armed robbery at pawn shop

Police are hoping surveillance photos will help them locate the five men wanted for robbing a pawn shop in north Houston. It happened just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at the Diamond Pawn Shop at 8900 Jensen. Read more!

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