Free Shipping, Smooth Shopping Experience Led to Spikes in Spending Cyber Monday

The power of discounts was on display yet again this year during the holiday shopping weekend as...

Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2018 Spending Up 6% Over Last Year, 5% for Small Businesses

Early shopping results from First Data’s Holiday Insights Dashboard have revealed overall spending...

How to Focus on Quality over Quantity with Social Media

Google ‘small business social media’ and you’ll find hundreds of articles touting the need to be...

Text Messaging: Opt-In Best Practices

Text messaging is a great service that you can provide to your customers to help keep them up to...

Cracking the Code on Heating and Cooling Costs for Your Business

Small businesses across the United States spend a staggering $60 billion on energy every year,...

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10 Ecommerce Best Practices for Small Business

Recent numbers from Statista report there will be over 2 billion digital shoppers by 2021, that’s up from 1.66 billion in 2016. With those numbers, you’ll want to be sure to understand these ecommerce best...

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5 Strategies for Enjoying Your Workday

Self-care seems like a sacred word reserved for activities you do in the privacy of your home—things like yoga, long baths and quiet, meditative evenings. It’s a very deliberate form of care, a ritual we exercise full control over. But away from home, at places like...

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Workers Compensation: What You Need to Know

I've been in insurance for a long time, and have seen a good number of business owners and their employees sustain injuries—many very minor, some permanently life-altering, and a few unfortunately resulting in death. Most of these injuries could have been prevented,...

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5 Most Common Ways Small Business Can Use Funding from Kabbage

Online lending continues to make a big impact on small business growth. A recent study conducted by NDP Analytics found that every $1 borrowed by small businesses produces $3.79 of gross output in local communities. It sums up to nearly $40 billion in economic growth...

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4-5-4 CALENDAR

AN EXPLANATION OF THE 53-WEEK YEAR Dividing the retail calendar into 52 weeks of seven days each, or 364 days, leaves an extra day each year to be accounted for. As a result, every five to six years a week is added to the fiscal calendar. This anomaly has most...

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When Dealing with Insurance, Don’t Come Up Short

The pawn industry is alive and well, full of bright and forward thinking professionals as well as seasoned veterans who have seen it all, or at least know someone who has. Even with that much collective experience, the unexpected can and does happen. For nearly three...

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Feeling Trapped by Your Vendor?

Choosing the correct vendors for your shop can seem like a daunting task, but you shouldn't feel like you're trapped when making your decision. We know that it's a lot to take in, that's why we at PawnMaster put together resources for people in the market to make a...

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How Important is Social Media Presence?

If I would have told you ten years ago that Facebook would become the third most visited site in the world and a major player in the world of marketing and eCommerce, you would have looked at me like I had three heads. But that's exactly where we're at in this...

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Make Facebook Work for You

As a former business owner in the retail space, my partner and I knew what it meant to face challenges. These challenges could range from the day-to-day "running a business" issues, to people problems, to dealing with local ordinance, the up and downs of revenue, the...

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