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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What’s the alternative to payday loans?

There are more payday lending storefronts in the United States than Starbucks and McDonald’s combined. Lenders loan to about 10 million people every year — an $89 billion industry. The “free cash now!” ads on talk radio and daytime television are incessant. Earlier...

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Report: Feds must step into ring with payday lenders

A new staff report by the House Financial Services Committee concluded that stronger federal consumer protections are needed for Americans who’d consider payday lenders. Titled “Skirting the Law: Five Tactics Payday Lenders Use to Evade State Consumer Protection...

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Fliers Criticize Firearm Sales at Charlottesville Pawn Shop

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - In the wake of recent headlines about gun violence, a Charlottesville store owner is catching some criticism for what he sells. Tobey's Pawn on West Main Street sells a variety of goods, including firearms. Some people have taken an...

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The Best Response to “Sell Me This Pen”

It's a classic pair of scenes. Leonardo DiCaprio, playing former stockbroker Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, takes a pen out of his pocket and challenges top sales executives to sell him that pen.

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