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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Google Plus to Shut Down: What Small Businesses Need to Know

Google is shutting down Google+ as a social network, effective August 31, 2019. Google made the announcement on October 8, the same day as a Wall Street Journal story outlining that the data of a half million users was exposed. Google knew about the security issue...

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Gearing Up for Black Friday 2018

Hey y’all! Anyone who knows me over the years knows…. I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!!! So I’m back again this year to talk about Black Friday and how it’s going to affect your business. I’m also sharing my Black Friday predictions as well as which stores will be open on...

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How to Create the Best Videos for Instagram

So, how do small businesses get involved? What are the best practices to get video working for you on Instagram? Here are a few thoughts that should supply a framework and even allow your small business to compete with bigger players and their large marketing budgets.

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Social Media Marketing

We take pride in our marketing efforts here at Data Age and in turn often get the opportunity to answer our customers' questions about marketing and promotions. Shop owners often want to know how they can go about marketing their business online. We've put together a...

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Facebook: More Than Just A “Place for Friends”

I remember when Facebook first came to my attention back in 2005. My college classmates were talking about a website where you could “connect” with one another and post messages on each other’s “walls”. Our school had just become eligible to be part of this “social...

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25 Ways to Get More People to Your Website

In 2016, a staggering 209.6 million people in the U.S. browsed products, compared priced and bought items online. Having a website to showcase your services or products is pivotal in remaining commercially competitive in the 21st century. That said, if nobody is...

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Get the Most Out of e-foro

These days almost everyone is shopping online, or at the very least doing online research before making a purchase. eCommerce is becoming a part of our national fabric, and retailers need to be ready to roll with the changes. Now you may say, "Wait, I'm not a...

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Simple Steps for Securing Your Systems

Picture this—it’s Monday morning and you show up at your shop, everything is looking great for the week. You have a monumental event planned and you cannot wait to see the amount of sales and loans the week coming up has in store. You get your shop set up and ready to...

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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disaster recovery refers to what a company will do, especially with its information systems, in the aftermath of an adverse event to quickly recover and resume to normal business operations. Any time that an unexpected event – data security breach or a natural...

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6 Steps to Create a Culture Shift That Sticks

Why should organizational culture be important to you? If you don’t have an immediate answer, it probably means this topic doesn’t receive much attention from your executive team. You may even think of culture as one of those “soft” aspects of business that doesn’t...

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