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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5 Small Business Benefits of Going Green

Going green is gaining increasing popularity, especially now that the population of the United States is projected to hit 394 million by 2050, while the world population will reach 9.7 billion by the same year, increasing the competition for resources even further....

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Payday loan rules are a threat to Americans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s restrictive short-term lending proposals [Editorial: Obama delivers wake-up call to payday lenders, June 8] are a direct threat to millions of Americans’ access to affordable credit and fail to consider the perspective of...

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Master the Art of Setting Goals in 4 Step

In early 2009, Ben Landers was setting objectives for Blue Corona, his year-old digital-marketing company in Gaithersburg, Md. The startup had earned $112,000 in revenues its first year but was still losing money. Landers wanted to nudge Blue Corona solidly into...

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Self-Quiz: What Kind of Business Risk Taker Are You?

“Fear can keep a man out of danger, but courage can support him in it.” — Old English proverb Merriam-Webster defines courage as “the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.” Few endeavors — scaling Mt. Everest or swimming with sharks might...

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