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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Metals Thoughts: Brexit stage left

The surprise from the Brexit "leave" victory last week is abating a bit, and markets seemed to have settled. However, we — like the Brits — still have plenty to sort out. The most damaging thing about the surprise was how certain everyone was that "Bremain" would...

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What to Do After a Fire Shuts Down Your Business

Although many of us go through great efforts to fireproof our home, we rarely bring this outlook into the workplace. While there’s no replacement for a little bit of forethought and diligence, a fire at your place of business doesn’t have to mean the end of your...

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18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

As the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit to hold you back from reaching your greatest potential.

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Precious Metals Shine Bright for Brexit Haven Seekers

Silver vaulted above $21 for the first time in two years and gold advanced for a fourth day as investors sought precious metals as a haven after the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union. Shares of silver miner Fresnillo Plc surged. Bullion has benefited as...

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Is Cashless Now King?

The continued use of cash is surprising given its inconveniences and the risk consumers face in carrying it around. Love it or hate it, cash is increasingly playing a diminishing a role in the U.S. economy including the convenience store industry.

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Ask Policeman Dan: How to Get Stolen Guns Back from Pawn Shop

Q: My guns were stolen from my pickup on a recent trip to town. I found them in a pawn shop but due to the fact that I did not record the serial numbers or mark them with my initials or a way to prove they were mine. The police are telling me that I can’t get my guns....

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