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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ATF Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record Revisions

ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record (Form 4473) has been revised. This page highlights the significant changes to the form. It is highly suggested that you review the entire revised form including all of the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions.

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Pawn shop software helps police catch criminals

KALISPELL, Mont. - If you walk into a pawn shop and you can find just about anything you're looking for. "If we can make money on it we'll take it," Anything Pawn manager Scott Alsbury said. From video games to sporting equipment, each item has a different story on...

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How to Set eCommerce Prices

Price your product low and you might receive a lot of sales but less profit. Price too high and you will end up attracting a niche audience that expects top quality. It’s a fine balance, really and determined by the product you’re trying to sell.

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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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