Writing an About Page for Your Business Doesn’t Have to Be Hard, Read These 4 Tips

Here’s a food for thought: as a modern, fairly tech-savvy small business owner, have you designed...

Leveraging For Success

Growing up in the 80s and being around pawn shops my entire life, I was surrounded by the stigma...

Data Age Business Systems Partners With Podium Customer Interaction Management

Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster and Buy/Sell Plus, are proud to announce...

The Ins and Outs of the Diamond Recovery Process

The process of diamond and gemstone recovery from karat gold jewelry scrap is far more complex and...

Behind the Counter: Hire, Train, and Retain

Hiring new staff members for your store can be challenging; believe me, I know. But there's more...

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Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Saturday 2018

Small Business Saturday 2018 is around the corner, as communities gear up for a day of supporting small businesses across the United States. If you’re a small business, an employee at a small business, or a supporter of small businesses and want to become involved in...

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The Power of Teamwork

I’ve been working with people in some capacity for 27 years, and I always have been and remain a firm believer in the concept of teamwork. Recently in fact I experienced the power of teamwork firsthand here with our own PawnMaster team. The way they came together was...

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The Importance of Being Present

Time is short and every day matters. Each day is 24 hours that cannot be reclaimed. I believe it is important to take the time to invest in yourself and know where you want to go. Below are a few things I do consistently for my own growth, and believe these are...

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10 Expert Tips to Creating Repeat Business

There’s good evidence pointing to the fact that existing customers are easier to sell to than new ones. In fact, over half of a small enterprise’s business comes from client you’ve already sold to before.

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15 Social Media Marketing Strategies the Pros Use

More than 70 percent of small businesses plan on using social media for marketing this year, according to data from Infusionsoft. But not all of those businesses have an actual strategy. Posting content here and there isn’t going to be as effective as going in with a...

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14 Ways Your Retail Store Can Win the Holidays

The holiday outlook for retailers is merry and bright: The National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales in November and December to increase between 4.3% and 4.8% over 2017, while Deloitte predicts growth of 5% to 5.6% compared to last year. What’s more,...

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How Sponsoring a Local Event Can Grow Your Business

There are more ways than ever to market to your audience, but businesses are overlooking some of the strategies available to them. According to an infographic from Zipsprout, sponsoring an event is one of the channels most businesses have yet to try.

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5 Habits All Small Business Owners Need for Success

Starting a business takes vision, drive, and hard work. However, sometimes business owners get so used to putting all their time and energy into their business’ success that they are sabotaging their business’ future. From focusing on self-care to shifting your...

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The Lights Are Always On, and There’s Always Someone Home

No product or service – or end user – is perfect. This is especially true when it comes to hardware and software. Most entrepreneurial-dominated industries are successful because the people who make up the industry focus on what they do best. In the collateral lending...

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Master the Art of Local Marketing with these 12 Tips

Local marketing has multiple benefits for a business. It offers you the opportunity to get your products and services in the face of new home-based customers and can elevate your business in the community. Your company can easily become a household name by being front...

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Free is Better Than Fast for Ecommerce Consumers

According to the 2018 annual eCommerce survey by Dotcom Distribution, more than 90% of the respondents placed a high value on free returns when they make an online purchase. A slightly higher number (91%) also said their future purchase is influenced by free shipping.

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5 Business Tax Breaks for Disasters

On the heels of Hurricane Florence, businesses should be aware of tax breaks to help them through weather disasters resulting from nature or humans. Tax relief can help ameliorate the financial cost from the damage or destruction to your business property.

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