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6 LinkedIn secrets to attract new customers
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If you have a business or are starting one, you most likely already have a LinkedIn account. But if you don't, you should get one right away; LinkedIn can be a great form of networking for your business. In his book, "The Power Formula For LinkedIn Success: Kickstart Your Business, Brand, and Job Search," author and LinkedIn expert Wayne Breitbarth explains how to dramatically leverage LinkedIn to bring in new clients and drive sales. More

Databases take byte out of property crime
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In the not-too-distant past, police faced an uphill battle in tracking stolen property and bringing thieves to justice. "It was painstakingly slow, and it was hit-and-miss," said Appleton, Wis., police Sgt. Neal Rabas. But now, thanks in large part to technological advances, authorities are making gains in battling property crimes. In January, for example, Kaukauna police took a report from a woman who was missing a $3,000 diamond ring. An officer searched an online database, found the ring at a Menasha pawnshop and just as quickly identified the seller. More

Numis International earns Best of Millbrae Award for 2012
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Numis International, an established coin and jewelry shop located in the San Francisco Bay area, has recently been honored by the U.S. Commerce Association with the 2012 Best of Millbrae Award in the Coin Dealers category. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Numis International has won this award, which is given to exceptional local businesses across the U.S. More

California lawmakers eye dose of fees in waning days
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California lawmakers are working to mine some new — and sometimes unusual — veins as they hunt for more cash. As a result, Californians could pay slightly more to buy a mattress, fill a prescription, buy wood fencing, register the boat or snag that bargain in the pawnshop window. More

New edition of leading modern world coin catalog published
CoinWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Krause Publications is one of the leading numismatic publishing companies. It publishes a wide range of coin and paper money books. Its most well-known line is probably the standard catalog series of world coin catalogs. That series, which is divided into volumes that cover a century at a time, has served for decades as the leading world coin catalog used by world coin dealers and collectors in the U.S. and other countries. More

9 ways for entrepreneurs to counter negative vibes
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Entrepreneurs need to listen to constructive criticism, but ignore negative vibes and complainers at all costs. If you are a complainer, and you are thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, think again. The world of an entrepreneur is tough, unpredictable, and fraught with risk. Most importantly, the buck stops with you, so there is no room for excuses and negativity. More


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The Gold Standard to offer pawnshop deals from the comfort of home
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Convenience is key at New York's The Gold Standard, with 16 different locations throughout Queens and Long Island. Soon, customers will be able to save both time and money at the tip of their fingertips with The Gold Standard's much anticipated "deals" website feature. More

The surprising secret to selling yourself
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There is no shortage of advice out there on how to make a good impression — an impression good enough to land you a new job, score a promotion, or bring in that lucrative sales lead. Practice your pitch. Speak confidently, but not too quickly. Make eye contact. And for the love of Pete, don't be modest — highlight your accomplishments. After all, a person's track record of success (or a company's, for that matter) is the single most important factor in determining whether or not they get hired. Or is it? More

Waukegan, Ill., aldermen reverse course, allow 5th pawnshop in city
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Reversing courses a few weeks after voting 5-3 to reject the addition of a fifth pawnshop license, the Waukegan City Council has voted 5-3 to approve the extra license, which is intended specifically for a new venture in the Chicago suburban community. More

Where making money and social media meet
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Can social media deliver ROI? Businesses that specialize in social campaigns and marketing agencies that orchestrate campaigns as a complement to branding, website design and related services say, "Yes!" More

5 secrets to hiring employees who last
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The truth is, making a great hire is an art, not a science. There might be tons of aspiring job applicants, but perhaps few that would be a well-rounded fit. And if you think paying someone whom you dislike is expensive, you'll be shocked when you realize what it costs to recruit and train someone new after a botched hire. It's vital to get it right the first time. Here's what to keep in mind. More
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