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...

Dave Larson named Director of Client Development for Data Age

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

Refiners vs. Smelters: The Benefits of Using an ACTUAL Refiner

Do you know the difference between a Refiner and a Smelter or Buyer? If you don’t, you’re not...

Instagram Removes Like Counts, How Should Marketers Adjust?

Instagram has a rollout program to measure what happens if they eliminate likes. It started in...

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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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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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