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  • Valuing Membership: Why belonging to NPA is good for the industry

    Posted On : February 8, 2016

    ACCORDING TO the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), there were 90,908 trade and professional associations in 2009; the number keeps growing every year. Why are so many individuals members of their industry’s professional organization? Because there is strength in numbers Think about what you can do as an individual pawnbroker compared with the powerful […]

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  • NPA Mentor Program: Helping New Members Succeed

    Posted On : February 1, 2016

    THE WORD “MENTOR” originated with the ancient Greeks in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, went off to fight in the Trojan War and left his home and family to be cared for by Mentor, who served as teacher and caretaker to his son, Telemachus. The word later came to mean trusted advisor, friend, […]

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  • Paying the Compliance Piper: What happens if you don’t comply

    Posted On : January 25, 2016

    By Bob Frimet, CAMS News Flash: M’s Pawn Shop in Los Angeles recently received fines of $175,000 from a Dealers in Precious Metals and Title 26 pawn IRS examination. It was determined the company failed to comply with Title 31 in that it did not have a Anti Money Program (AML) in place nor did […]

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  • Dollars and Sense:Creating an Annual Budget

    Posted On : January 18, 2016

    By Mike Katsanevas NO ONE WANTS TO THINK ABOUT a budget, but using one can actually help transform your business. Budgets help you reach your goals, manage your business growth, and help evaluate new business opportunities that come along every day. The pawn business is unlike any other business and presents unique challenges. Forecasting budgets, […]

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  • Decatur Jewelry and Pawn: Helping Customers in the Heartland

    Posted On : January 12, 2016

    Decatur Jewelry and Pawn has been a member of NPA for the past 22 years. Perry Lewin, owner of the two-store operation in Illinois, reflected on his career in the pawn industry. National Pawnbroker (NP): Tell us about your company. Perry Lewin (PL): We have been in business for 23 years and have two stores […]

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