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Join industry leaders from across the US and the world to gain skills to strengthen your business
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The National Pawnbrokers Association Convention Pawn Expo 2012 is the most comprehensive gathering of educational speakers, manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers in the industry. Don't miss out on this tremendous opportunity to grow your business, ask questions, learn from experts, and network with fellow pawnbrokers. The event takes place July 17-19 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Find more information about the event and to register, visit

How health care ruling impacts small business
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small business owners have mixed reactions to news the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. Some are happy with the outcome and relieved. Others are concerned about what comes next. More

Minnesota's 210 Pawn & Consign Shop lends money to people, buys and consigns items
Wahpeton Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Since the TV show "Pawn Stars" made its debut on the History Channel in 2009, it has sparked a renewed interest in pawnshops. The stereotypical profile of someone who frequents a pawnshop is a down and outer who needs quick cash to get by, said Jim Ham, manager of 210 Pawn & Consign in Wahpeton, Minn. More

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City leaders in Elgin, Ill., backs pawnshop proposal
Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Elgin officials voted to advance plans for this Illinois community's second pawnshop, despite protests from some residents that the business will increase crime and damage the city's image. Officials still must give final approval to a business license application before the shop can open. More

Reality TV good for Eastern Carolina-area pawnshops
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Reality television has brought the wheeling and dealing of the pawnshop industry into the living rooms of people across the country. But just how true to life is that buy, sell, trade portrayal? We took that question to dealers in the east. When it comes to pawnshops most people might immediately think guns, guitars and of course jewels. But it very well may be the things most of us don't see that are truly interesting, if not just downright unusual. More

Closer eye on pawn stores
Albany Times Union    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Anyone wanting to run a pawnshop in Albany County, N.Y., needs a discerning eye, of course, and — perhaps soon — patience. As city police combat a rash of burglaries, a new law wending its way through the County Legislature would boost regulation of pawnshops, secondhand dealers and precious metals buyers throughout the county in hopes of stanching the flow of stolen goods. More
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Gold edges down, pauses after EU deal rally
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Gold prices edged down, taking a breather after a 3 percent rally in the previous session, as the initial euphoria over a euro zone deal to help its debt-laden members gave way to caution over its effectiveness. More

'Pawn Stars' boss Rick, soft side revealed over Elvis item
HULIQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rick Harrison had a heart that was melted on the most recent episode of Pawn Stars, entitled, "Love Me Spender". The name of the episode is a play on the title of an Elvis Presley tune, "Love Me Tender." A sweet little lady named Joyce who really needed the money came in to visit the "Pawn Stars" in their now world-famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Vegas, with a contract in her possession she believed was an original with Elvis Presley's signature. More

Luxury San Diego pawnshop helps California entrepreneurs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Diego Jewelry Buyers has announced that it is reaching out to local entrepreneurs who need funding to launch small businesses. In addition to being San Diego's top rated estate buyer of diamonds, gold and fine jewelry, the business is also San Diego County's premier luxury pawnbroker. "Unlike most California pawnshops, San Diego Jewelry Buyers can provide collateral loans on fine jewelry and luxury goods valued into the six figures," says Carl Blackburn, owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers. More


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Pawngo CEO on growth in online pawn
Bloomberg via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In this video, Bloomberg talks to Todd Hills, chief executive officer of Pawngo, talks about the online pawn business and some of the items that have been sent to Pawngo. More

North Essex pawnbrokers and police team up to crack down on stolen goods
Harwich and Manningtree Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A U.K. pawnbroker has teamed up with police to help stop thieves selling stolen mobile phones and computers. Cash Converters in Little Square, Braintree in England, uses a system to check if they have been reported to police, the mobile provider and insurance companies as stolen. More

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