Free Shipping, Smooth Shopping Experience Led to Spikes in Spending Cyber Monday

The power of discounts was on display yet again this year during the holiday shopping weekend as...

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 Spending Up 6% Over Last Year, 5% for Small Businesses

Early shopping results from First Data’s Holiday Insights Dashboard have revealed overall spending...

How to Focus on Quality over Quantity with Social Media

Google ‘small business social media’ and you’ll find hundreds of articles touting the need to be...

Text Messaging: Opt-In Best Practices

Text messaging is a great service that you can provide to your customers to help keep them up to...

Cracking the Code on Heating and Cooling Costs for Your Business

Small businesses across the United States spend a staggering $60 billion on energy every year,...

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Building Long Term Customer Loyalty in Disposable Times

We live in seriously disposable times. People outgrow their use for things and each other, so quickly. I always pay close attention when people talk about following certain people and companies for a long time. That’s really hard to do today. How can we build long...

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How To Maintain Your Small Business Focus

I have worked with small business owners for over twenty years, and I can count on one hand the number who have had a clear vision for their company. Much more common is the scenario where an entrepreneur has a good idea and decides to run with it — they’re not...

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4 Ways You Can Advertise Your Business

Businesses use display ads to highlight their products on websites in a variety of formats such as video, text, audio and images. Display ads share a common goal: to expand your online visibility and sell more products online. Two forms of display ads that drive...

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Gold price pares gains on dollar strength

The gold price was under pressure from a stronger dollar during Tuesday, January 3 trading, drifting back from the previous week’s highs. The dollar index was last at 103.22, up 0.84% – investors returned to the greenback following a spate of year-end...

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Badlands Pawn Shuts Down

Payday loan millionaire Chuck Brennan is shutting down another piece of his South Dakota empire. Badlands Pawn is now closed. According to an announcement on the shop’s website, all pawn operations have shut down. The 60,000 sq. ft. building on Russell Street in...

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10 Ways to Update Your Marketing Strategy for 2017

Marketing is constantly evolving. So if you want to create a marketing plan for the coming year, you need all the most updated tools and strategies. Members of our small business community shared some of their top tips in posts this week. Check out ten of the best...

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What factors affect Digital Marketing?

Digital marketing exists in an environment which is ever changing and very dynamic. Hence, it becomes unquestioningly important to account for and thereby address the factors affecting it.

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Unique Habits of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception.

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Pawn shop owner helps police bust thief

JACKSON COUNTY -- Team work between a pawn shop owner and police has landed a thief behind bars. A man who stole from his employer, and then tried to sell the items to a pawn shop, will head to prison. Kenneth Carson pleaded guilty to theft in Jackson County court...

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How to spot a fake Gibson Les Paul in seconds

It seems everyone has an opinion on this topic; over the weekend, the piece, which you can check out here, turned into a forum (in the comments section of the story and on Facebook) of alternating opinions and extra information.

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10 Easy Ways to Create and Enforce a Positive Company Culture

Culture starts at the top. When an issue surfaces, your employees will look to you for conflict management. That’s why we asked 10 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “Name one way you set an example for your employees in order...

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Gold price edges lower, strong dollar weighs

Gold was in negative territory on Monday December 12 in London, battling pressure from a strengthening dollar ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve meeting this week. The spot gold price was recently quoted at $1,155.65/1,156.05 per oz, down $2.35 on the previous close....

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