Woman brings WWII-era grenade to pawn shop!
Presidential Pawn in downtown Rapid City, holds a World War II-era grenade that was brought into the store Tuesday by an elderly woman who wanted to sell it. Read article here!
9 Business Lessons from a Pawn Shop Pro
Money Mizer’s CEO Robbie Whitten has learned a thing or two about dealing with customers in his 30 years in the pawn business. He shares a few of those tips with BusinessNewsDaily readers. Read the article here
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Why Pawnbrokers Should Shift Their Marketing Budget to Google AdWords Now
We are big believers in online marketing. The Emmett Murphy posted a great article on the NPA's website about why all pawnbrokers should be doing Google AdWords. See it here.
Why business is picking up for high-end pawn shops
One of the interesting, and potentially market-changing, stories to come out of this current recession is the creation of high-end pawn operations, or what some people in the business prefer to call "collateral lenders". Read more
New Breed of Pawn Shops Fills Business Lending Void
Collateral-based lenders, essentially a new class of pawn shops, are quickly filling a business lending void. The good news for borrowers is that there's no credit check, little paperwork, and fast approvals. Read more