Vanessa Gray named CFO for Data Age Business Systems

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Bad Business Reputation Proves Deal Breaker for 90% of Online Shoppers

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 5

5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 5

1. Clean your customer’s jewelry…for free! Nothing gets a conversation started with a customer faster and smarter than, “Ma’am, would you like to me clean that ring for you?” – especially a jewelry customer.  It costs next to nothing, creates an avenue for discussion...

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eBay Announces New Search by Image Features

eBay Announces New Search by Image Features

1. Clean your customer’s jewelry…for free! Nothing gets a conversation started with a customer faster and smarter than, “Ma’am, would you like to me clean that ring for you?” – especially a jewelry customer.  It costs next to nothing, creates an avenue for discussion...

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July Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Rubies

July Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Rubies

If you’ve driven past 8818 Melrose in the past week or so, you might’ve wondered, “Has that pawn shop always been there?” The yellow exterior looks freshly-painted, but three of the letters that spell out “Silver & Gold” look like they’ve fallen off and been...

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June Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Pearls

June Birthstone: What You Need to Know About Pearls

eBay announced two new search features to help shoppers find items using images they have on their mobile devices or images they find on social networking sites like Pinterest. Image Search and Find It On eBay are powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine...

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Why Choose Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

Why Choose Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

From the moment you start the pre-hiring process until the exit interview, you are vulnerable to an employment-related lawsuit. As a result, your business should take a hard look at whether it can afford to defend itself against alleged wrongful employment practices...

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eCommerce without Revenue Sharing

eCommerce without Revenue Sharing

Coveted for millennia, the June birthstone still reigns supreme as the queen of modern fashion. Elegant, stylish and organic, pearls come in a rainbow of colors and a range of shapes. Our pearl primer will help you choose beautiful ones.

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How to Tell if a Diamond Is Real

How to Tell if a Diamond Is Real

Ruby is the July birthstone – and it’s one of the most coveted of gems. Called the “king of gems” in ancient India, today it can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone. Here’s what you need to know about this beautiful gem.

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How Valuable is Your (and Your Employees’) Time?

How Valuable is Your (and Your Employees’) Time?

For a busy pawnshop, the speed at the counter directly translates to dollars earned. Customers expect to walk in with an item of value and walk out with cash in the absolute minimum amount of time. The faster the shop can write loans, take payments and make sales, the...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 4

5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 4

1. Use Facebook. If you don’t have a business page for your pawnshop, get one.  Use incentives in the store to generate “followers” on your page (i.e. give a free DVD for a follow).  Post everything you can in the Facebook Marketplace.  Use the “boost” feature on...

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eBay Welcomes Shopify Merchants with New Integration

eBay Welcomes Shopify Merchants with New Integration

eBay is making it easier for sellers with a Shopify-powered store to list on its marketplace. Merchants will soon be able to list and sell their products on eBay directly from their Shopify account, eBay announced on Thursday. The integration for US sellers is...

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6 Cold Email Secrets Revealed

6 Cold Email Secrets Revealed

Email is perhaps the only relic of old-school internet marketing that still has legs. The numbers don’t lie: billions of people still opt-in to mailing lists as businesses rake in approximately $44 for every $1 spent on email marketing. For many, especially those...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 3

5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 3

If you’ve driven past 8818 Melrose in the past week or so, you might’ve wondered, “Has that pawn shop always been there?” The yellow exterior looks freshly-painted, but three of the letters that spell out “Silver & Gold” look like they’ve fallen off and been...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 2

5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 2

1. Manager’s circle. An imaginary circle, usually in front of the counter where the manager stands. This way he/she can greet each customer and then discover the true intent of their visit. The manager acts as a facilitator for transactions, comedian, entertainer,...

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Reputation Marketing: Answers to Common Online Review Questions

Reputation Marketing: Answers to Common Online Review Questions

1. Use Facebook. If you don’t have a business page for your pawnshop, get one.  Use incentives in the store to generate “followers” on your page (i.e. give a free DVD for a follow).  Post everything you can in the Facebook Marketplace.  Use the “boost” feature on...

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Best 6 Tips for Turning Customers Into Salespeople

Best 6 Tips for Turning Customers Into Salespeople

Your customers are some of your greatest assets. Not only do they directly drive revenue in terms of repeat purchases, but they can also indirectly drive revenue in the form of selling your brand to other people. Do you know what it looks like to turn your customers...

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