Bill Brannan Named Director of Software Development for Data Age

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software,...

No One Can Counterfeit an Elephant

Destiny Soria’s got it right when it comes to fake watches. Her quote epitomizes the exact...

Bill Booth Named Vice President of Product Development

Data Age Business Systems, developer of PawnMaster pawn management software, names Bill Booth Vice...

Retailers Will Close on Thanksgiving Spelling Good News for Small Business

Want some good news for the holidays? Small business owners should be happy to hear that many...

Guest blog: Tips on Testing Jewelry Scrap Part 1

There is a continuing evolution and sophistication regarding the types of jewelry alloys you will...

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What is a Good Profit Margin for Your Business?

What is a Good Profit Margin for Your Business?

Like the name suggests, a profit margin is the money you make in your small business after you’ve divided sales by all your costs. Small Business Trends got in touch with some experts in different industries who narrowed down what the numbers might look like for your...

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Behind the Counter: Disgruntled Customers

Behind the Counter: Disgruntled Customers

I've been in the pawn business for over 20 years and you better believe that I've seen my fair share of unhappy clients. The first time you're faced with an upset customer, it's a lot to take in. Even the most experienced brokers will have their hands full when it...

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How to Calculate Markup for Your Business

How to Calculate Markup for Your Business

Markup is defined as the selling price for goods and services as opposed to how much it costs to make them. Small businesses need to keep in mind that the markup is different from some other terms like margin and profit.

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10 Payroll Changes for 2019

10 Payroll Changes for 2019

According to the SBA, small businesses employ nearly half (47.5%) of all workers in the U.S. If you have employees, your payroll likely is different for 2019. Here are 10 changes to note:

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The SMART Guide to Selling Your Pawn Shop

The SMART Guide to Selling Your Pawn Shop

There are a number of reasons to sell a pawn business. Perhaps you're ready to retire and you don't have someone to pass it onto, or you're just ready to move on from the industry but don't want to see what you've built shuttered up and vacant. I’ve been in this...

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5 Ways to Improve Your SEO with the Power of Social Media

5 Ways to Improve Your SEO with the Power of Social Media

We live in a social-media-driven world, as attested by the social media user statistics that predict a staggering growth of over 3.02 billion active daily users on various social media platforms by the year 2021. There is no denying that social media marketing is one...

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2018 – A Year in Review

2018 – A Year in Review

2018 saw a lot of milestone events at Data Age, kicking off with our thirtieth anniversary. Being in business for thirty years is no easy feat, as we've seen where so many other business have come and gone, and others that continue to fail. Being able to service our...

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eBay Sellers Stymied by Tech Problems Friday Afternoon

eBay Sellers Stymied by Tech Problems Friday Afternoon

eBay sellers were unable to access the main Seller Hub portal on Friday afternoon, leaving them unable to accomplish tasks related to listing and fulfilling orders. “Need to ship the last few orders before the USPS close today,” one seller wrote. Another worried about...

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How to Focus on Quality over Quantity with Social Media

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 on every single social media platform. The thinking is this: you have to be everywhere people are in order to reach the most people. But the truth of the matter is, being...

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