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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Diamond shortage: Prices set to rise

Diamonds may be forever, but supplies are fading fast. After two fruitless decades of diamond exploration, mining companies are now scraping the bottom of their existing assets, facing a seemingly inevitable decline in production from 2019. Read entire article here

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New rules for Greenwood pawn shops

Pawn shops, gold buyers and used video game dealers must now get a license to operate in Greenwood. Secondhand stores, pawn shops and similar businesses must purchase a $25 permit; keep better records; and share information with police, under the new ordinance. Read...

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Gold Type Coins Ride Up on Increasing Action

It appears that precious metals are in a new uptrend. Whether this is short term or longer remains to be seen. The action certainly has been a typical fake-out of the weaker longs; because just when they were getting shaken out of the market it turned positive. Read...

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Gun silencer sales are booming

Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire. The civilian market for silencers soared 37% in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

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Vermont cracks down on illegal online lending

Vermont attorney general William Sorrell says lenders are taking advantage of thousands of low and moderate income Vermonters by offering illegal short-term, high-interest loans over the Internet. read more here

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9 Business Lessons from a Pawn Shop Pro

Money Mizer’s CEO Robbie Whitten has learned a thing or two about dealing with customers in his 30 years in the pawn business. He shares a few of those tips with BusinessNewsDaily readers. Read the article here

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Why business is picking up for high-end pawn shops

One of the interesting, and potentially market-changing, stories to come out of this current recession is the creation of high-end pawn operations, or what some people in the business prefer to call "collateral lenders". Read more

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