What Should I Keep in My Winter Emergency Car Kit?

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 20, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you’ve ever been stranded in a snow drift, then you understand the importance of an emergency car kit in winter. For those residing in the snowier states, an emergency car kit is a vital resource, and its usefulness will range from ensuring you’re on time for work to actually saving your life. Here are some of the top items every car should be equipped with in winter.

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Topics: Home

Educational Classroom Ideas to Acknowledge Rosa Parks Day

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Rosa Parks is one of the most significant historical figures. Her bravery and determination helped to ignite an ongoing battle for civil rights in the U.S. Yet, teaching these topics to children can be complex, and learning about the Jim Crow era can be both confusing and scary for youngsters. February 4th is Rosa Parks Day, and it offers educators the opportunity to teach their students about the tremendous impact Rosa Parks had on the civil rights movement.

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Topics: Education and School

5 Tips and Tricks to Get Your Family Out of Debt

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Was it your New Year’s Resolution to be debt free by the end of the year? It’s a popular and highly ambitious goal, and with the right mindset, you’re sure to achieve it. Here are some easy tricks to chip away at that debt month after month, without having to significantly alter your lifestyle habits.

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Topics: Family, Financial

Why Nonprofits Fail (And How to Prevent It)

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It’s a hard to run a business when you aren’t creating profit, which may be a factor in why so many nonprofits struggle. Operating a successful nonprofit is hard work, as you’re depending solely on donations and grants to keep it afloat. According to Forbes Magazine, approximately half of all nonprofits are set up to fail. Yet, with the right strategy in place, you can set your nonprofit up for success from the start. Here are some of the main reasons nonprofits are unsuccessful.

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Topics: Small Business

Love Is in the Air: Preparing Your Online Store for Valentine's Day

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Winter has always been a particularly romantic season. With gentle holiday music flowing from the radios, snow delicately dusting the streets, and the warmth of a natural fire to curl up beside at nights, it’s a season that often brings two lovebirds closer. With Valentine’s Day just six weeks out, lovesick souls are already planning their big romantic gestures. Here’s a guide to help you prepare your online store for Valentine’s Day, so you can squeeze the most profit out of the holiday.

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Topics: Small Business

3 Personal Finance Tips for Millennial Moms

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The millennial generation is waiting much longer to start families than all generations preceding them. This is, in large part, due to the struggling economy, lack of jobs, and rising cost of living. Many millennials just don’t view themselves as financially able to start a family. For the millennial moms already raising children, finding ways to make ends meet can be a perpetual challenge. Here are some easy tips to implement this year to improve your family finances and help your monthly budget extend a little bit further.

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Topics: Family, Financial

Window Display Best Practices

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 6, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Window displays are a tricky business, as they have the potential to make or break your company. A window display is the first introduction many customers will have with your business, so if you present yourself poorly, you’ll leave a perpetually bad taste in the mouth of consumers. Here are some of the top best practices for window displays that will ensure you draw customers in, rather than repel them from your store.

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Topics: Small Business

Where Did All My Customers Go? The Top Reasons Customers Leave

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 4, 2017 7:00:00 AM

As a small business owner, your customers are your entire source of livelihood. It’s no wonder then why a sudden decline in business could cause a business owner to panic. Every business is bound to experience a normal ebb and flow of sales throughout the year, but if your business is continuously declining, this is a serious red flag. Here are some of the top reasons customers leave a business, as well as practices you can implement to reduce the business churn.

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Topics: Small Business

Make a Nomination in Our January Giveaway to a Nonprofit!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

It's important to the DollarDays team to support nonprofits, and we need your help this month so we can give away shopping sprees to five nonprofits. If you could take a minute to nominate a nonprofit in our Facebook Sweepstakes, we would be very appreciative (and so will they!). 

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Topics: Giveaways

Announcing the Socks Giveaway Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jan 3, 2017 12:21:47 PM

In December we ran a contest asking you to nominate nonprofits so we can give away socks to thirteen winnersWe thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of nonprofits in our contest! It is our honor to support these generous people.

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Topics: Giveaways