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  • Help With FCRA Compliance

    Posted On : May 16, 2016

    New FTC Business Guidance for Employment Background Screening Companies Helps with FCRA Compliance The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidance to help background screening companies comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when conducting background checks on current or prospective employees. Issued on May 10, 2016, the new guidance is aimed at […]

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  • Rapaport Diamond Insights: Diamond Market Endures Challenging 2015

    Posted On : April 13, 2016

      Diamond sector profitability came under the spotlight in 2015 due to sluggish consumer demand in emerging markets and high rough prices relative to the resulting polished. Consequently, the year was a forgettable one for the trade characterized by excess supply and consolidation. Polished prices fell as manufacturers held large quantities of diamonds that were […]

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  • Tweet, Post, Pin, Blog, Share, and Chat: The Importance of Social Media for Your Pawn Business

    Posted On : April 4, 2016

    A social media presence can be a daunting undertaking for any business owner, but most businesses have determined that it is still worthwhile given all the benefits. On the other hand, pawnbrokers have remained skeptical of joining the social media community. Why are so many of us afraid to share our stories and shed light […]

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  • Randi Nell: Setting High Goals for Big Dog Pawn

    Posted On : March 28, 2016

    Young Pawnbroker to Watch Like many others, Randi Nell is a “daughter” of pawn. Her parents started Big Dog Pawn in West Jordan, Utah, when she was 12 years old. As a teenager, she worked in the store part-time, but swore she would never work there when she grew up. However, after graduating from college […]

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  • Marketing to Millennials: Reaching a New Generation of Buyers

    Posted On : March 21, 2016

    Like it or not, the largest generation in U.S. history is changing the way we do business. How can you be prepared for the shift? A new generation of consumers is dominating the marketplace, and with over $200 billion buying power annually, they’re poised to reshape our economy. The Millennial generation is the largest in […]

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