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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Guest blog: Family Business – Generation to Generation

Guest blog: Family Business – Generation to Generation

Family businesses that manage to survive generation after generation leave not only a family legacy, but also the potential for tremendous wealth. For example, Walmart is presently the largest business in the world in terms of revenue, earning more than $500 billion...

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Search Giant Introduces New Google for Small Business Package

Search Giant Introduces New Google for Small Business Package

Google recently announced the launch of a new portal for small businesses to commemorate International Small Business Day on June 27, 2019. The new website provides resources along with product recommendations to teach you how you can improve your business. Called...

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State Internet Sales Tax Update

State Internet Sales Tax Update

A year ago, the Supreme Court ruled on the South Dakota v. Wayfair case and now state legislators are taking action on Internet sales tax to capitalize on this. The eBay government relations team has been actively engaged across the country as individual states have...

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10 Ways to Advertise Your Business for Under $50

10 Ways to Advertise Your Business for Under $50

A number of small businesses still aren’t spending enough advertising cash to get good results although they know they should. One of the reasons is a limited budget, but did you know that there are some solid cheap advertising ideas out there that are more effective...

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10 Local Marketing Ideas You May Not Have Considered – Yet

10 Local Marketing Ideas You May Not Have Considered – Yet

Consider the fact that over half (58%) of senior marketers think local marketing is essential. That’s reason enough to look at these 10 local advertising ideas you’ve never thought about. Josh Turk is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Blitzbet.com. He provided...

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Customer Service: Serving the Under Served

Customer Service: Serving the Under Served

As we enter the mid-year mark of 2019, so many people ask me, “How do you win and how do you have such a loyal customer base?” My response is fast, simple, and without hesitation…. Customer service. My team and I are committed to serving the underserved in our...

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A Shout Out To Our Tech Support Team

A Shout Out To Our Tech Support Team

I’ve had the pleasure of attending the 2019 Midwest Pawn Convention this past weekend, and I got to see quite a few of our customers. Not only do I love getting the face time with people that I have known for many years from our industry, but it’ s just as exciting to...

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Millennials… The next generation now

Millennials… The next generation now

Millennial debt has crept up to over 1 trillion dollars and is growing steadily. Credit card debt is one of the biggest causes of this dilemma, while student loans and mortgage debt follow closely behind it. Although this may not be great news to the average...

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8 Secrets of the World’s Best Marketers Revealed

8 Secrets of the World’s Best Marketers Revealed

The world of marketing has changed, and changed, and changed again during the fifteen years that I’ve been in it. But a few things have stayed the same, and one of them is the mindset characteristics of great marketers.

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Art And Sales – Mastering Your Creativity

Art And Sales – Mastering Your Creativity

Art and Sales. Two things I have had always had a natural inclination toward. After years of doing both, I realize the two have more in common than one would think at first. Both of these things require a level of creativity to master: art in a more literal sense of...

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Millennial Spending Habits

Millennial Spending Habits

Millennials have proven themselves to be different than any other generation. This year they have become the country’s largest adult population group, totaling a whopping 83 million people, and with numbers comes influence. At present this demographic group only...

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Invest In Your Business

Invest In Your Business

According to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, the median working-age couple has only saved $5,000 for retirement, and 70% of couples have less than $50,000 saved. Considering retirement can last 30 years or more, having a solid savings plan is crucial to...

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