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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Shipping scrap… it’s so easy

Working with your refiner has to be simple. Shipping scrap is easy, simple and it's safe. There are pawnbrokers and Jewelers that have never shipped scrap and they're weary of the process. Will it make it!? Is it insured? How do I get the label? Where do I take it?! ...

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PPC Pitfalls to Avoid as a Small Business Owner

Online advertising has given businesses of all sizes a chance to compete in the market. Before this tech time, only businesses with big budgets were able to advertise. Small businesses can now promote their products or services with just a small budget, and they are...

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How to Deal With High Turnover at Your Store

Turnover is part of life in retailing. After all, this industry tends to attract young employees, part-time workers and others who may see retail as a stepping stone rather than a career path. Still, when turnover is higher than usual, it can leave you struggling. If...

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The Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon

Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, says the brands she works with have plenty to worry about when it comes to Amazon.com. Meagher draws on her experience at Barneys, Macy's and Gucci in her current role as retail strategist, where she has taken on tasks ranging...

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6 Features of Effective Loyalty Programs

Are you getting the most from your retail loyalty program? Or are you considering implementing a loyalty program and wondering if it’s worthwhile? A study by Accenture polled more than 25,000 consumers and unearthed some insights about what loyalty programs actually...

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5 Important Things I Learned About Buying Rare Coins

Buying rare coins isn’t monkey business! It takes a lot of money and even more guts to lay out hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a single coin, of course, unless you’re rolling in dough and have plenty of pretty pennies to spend on buying a pretty penny....

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15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, four out of five US businesses are planning to increase their headcount over the course of 2017 — but 90 percent of executives say they’re finding it extremely challenging...

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How Even Small Businesses Can Set Goals Like Google

We often hear about Google's oddball "Moonshot" projects -- from using balloons to bring internet to isolated areas to developing self-driving cars -- but according to at least one of the company's former execs, Google's obsession with shooting for the stars actually...

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Prepping for eBay Ban on Active Content

"In mid-2017 eBay will begin to turn off active content. Make sure your item looks good with active content turned off by previewing it now." You probably have seen the above message appear on your listings. Beginning in June of this year, eBay will begin suppressing...

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5 Tips for Running a Successful Business

When it comes to success, I’ve always believed in the saying, The length of our life is finite, but its wideness depends on us. This philosophy just means that our purpose is to achieve grand things and widen the scope of our lives in the short time we have.

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