David vs. Goliath: What does a sustainable business model look like?

There are several schools of thought when going to market with software and technology. Many...

Free is Better Than Fast for Ecommerce Consumers

According to the 2018 annual eCommerce survey by Dotcom Distribution, more than 90% of the...

USA Today Launches Tool to Help Local Small Businesses Reach Targets with Marketing

As competition in the digital marketing space continues to heat up, USA Today Network, part of...

5 Business Tax Breaks for Disasters

On the heels of Hurricane Florence, businesses should be aware of tax breaks to help them through...

You Have a Business Listing; Now What?

Get Customer Reviews and Much More Business listings and online reviews have become increasingly...

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Simple Steps for Securing Your Systems

Picture this—it’s Monday morning and you show up at your shop, everything is looking great for the week. You have a monumental event planned and you cannot wait to see the amount of sales and loans the week coming up has in store. You get your shop set up and ready to...

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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disaster recovery refers to what a company will do, especially with its information systems, in the aftermath of an adverse event to quickly recover and resume to normal business operations. Any time that an unexpected event – data security breach or a natural...

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6 Steps to Create a Culture Shift That Sticks

Why should organizational culture be important to you? If you don’t have an immediate answer, it probably means this topic doesn’t receive much attention from your executive team. You may even think of culture as one of those “soft” aspects of business that doesn’t...

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Best 10 Digital Marketing Tools for Small Business Owners

With everyone and everything going digital, it is more important than ever that small businesses have an effective digital marketing strategy in place to ensure they remain competitive in an increasingly digital world. Fortunately, there is a whole host of tools to...

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Giving Back – A Pawn USA

We're big about giving back here at Data Age/PawnMaster; we hold charity drives on an almost monthly basis, and blood donations every eight weeks. It's important to us to be seen as part of our community, and we love being able to give back in any way we can. When we...

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The Power of Eye Contact

Sharing close rapport with someone is the basis of positive social connection. As that rapport grows, you begin to mirror the neural activity in each other’s emotional areas of the brain. You become in sync, like two pianos playing the same song. One way to build...

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10 Facebook Ad Best Practices for Small Businesses

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, making it a great place for businesses to reach consumers. Your business probably already has a Facebook page, but changes to the platform’s algorithm over the past few years has made it increasingly difficult...

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10 Ecommerce Best Practices for Small Business

Recent numbers from Statista report there will be over 2 billion digital shoppers by 2021, that’s up from 1.66 billion in 2016. With those numbers, you’ll want to be sure to understand these ecommerce best...

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5 Strategies for Enjoying Your Workday

Self-care seems like a sacred word reserved for activities you do in the privacy of your home—things like yoga, long baths and quiet, meditative evenings. It’s a very deliberate form of care, a ritual we exercise full control over. But away from home, at places like...

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Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know

I've been in insurance for a long time, and have seen a good number of business owners and their employees sustain injuries—many very minor, some permanently life-altering, and a few unfortunately resulting in death. Most of these injuries could have been prevented,...

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5 Most Common Ways Small Business Can Use Funding from Kabbage

Online lending continues to make a big impact on small business growth. A recent study conducted by NDP Analytics found that every $1 borrowed by small businesses produces $3.79 of gross output in local communities. It sums up to nearly $40 billion in economic growth...

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4-5-4 CALENDAR

AN EXPLANATION OF THE 53-WEEK YEAR Dividing the retail calendar into 52 weeks of seven days each, or 364 days, leaves an extra day each year to be accounted for. As a result, every five to six years a week is added to the fiscal calendar. This anomaly has most...

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