Announcing the August Facebook Contest Shopping Spree Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In August we ran a contest asking you to nominate a homeless shelter that is helping kids and adults cope with their current situation, so that we could award eighteen shelters with DollarDays shopping sprees. We thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of homeless shelters in our August contest! It is our honor to donate these shopping sprees so that they can continue helping the community.

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Topics: Giveaways

5 Strategic Money Moves for Trying Times

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It’s a tough time for the U.S. economy, and many people are encountering difficulty making ends meet. Whether you’ve recently been laid off, you’ve acquired substantial medical bills, or you’re inviting a new member into the family, factoring new expenses into your existing budget can be overwhelming. Here are some expert strategies for money management that will help you persevere through tough financial times and make your way toward brighter days.

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Topics: Small Business

The Hottest Halloween Trends of 2016

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 31, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The weather is turning, the leaves are preparing to fall, and the pumpkins are soon to be harvested. That’s right, Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning your costumes. Whether you’re a small business looking to stock up on the hottest Halloween trends or a parent hoping to save some money by designing your kid’s costumes from scratch, it helps to know the latest trends, so you can prepare for Halloween in style. Here are some of the top costume trends that will dominate the streets this Halloween.

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Topics: Small Business, Halloween

4 Small Business Growth Strategies That Are Proven to Work

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Every small business owner dreams of growing their business into a large, successful company. Yet, many are unsure how to approach growth in a strategic manner that minimizes risk and supports business profits. We’ve turned to the experts to see just how small businesses can equip themselves to grow more quickly and stably.

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Topics: Small Business

4 Hidden Ways Your Business Is Draining Resources

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Does it ever seem like, no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to gain the profit margin you’d like? You’ve tried raising prices, only to lose business, so you seek to lower prices, only to lose profits. It’s an endless cycle, and successfully balancing a profit margin is a task that few have wrangled successfully. However, there are a lot of unexpected ways that businesses drain their resources without even realizing it, and this subsequently drives the profit margin downward. Here are some of the hidden holes in businesses that could result in your resources leaking away.

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Topics: Small Business

Are Pop-Up Halloween Stores Profitable?

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM

With Halloween just a couple months away, Halloween pop-up shops are already appearing around the neighborhood. It begs the question, do these pop-up shops make practical business sense, even if they’re only open a couple months out of the year? Well, it depends on how you approach it.

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Topics: Small Business, Halloween

Got a Bun in the Oven? 5 Ways Expectant Parents Can Save a Bundle

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The news of pregnancy is one of the most exciting things an adult can hear – but also the most nerve-wracking. Will I be a good parent? Will I have enough time? Do I have enough savings to support a child? As soon as the good feelings fade, expectant parents are often filled with anxiety. While that’s a normal feeling, there are a lot of proactive ways you can plan for a child and set your worried mind to rest. Here are some tips to help you save a bundle, so your finances will be one less thing to fret about.

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Topics: Family, Financial

When the Numbers Aren’t Adding Up: 4 Ways to Save Your Household Some Money

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 19, 2016 7:00:00 AM

While the recession is said to be behind us and the economy is steadily improving, a surprising number of Americans still have trouble managing their bills. In fact, according to MarketWatch, about 62 percent of Americans report having less than $1,000 in savings, which is a strong indicator that the majority of people are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to get by. If you find that the numbers just aren’t adding up and you can’t seem to cover all household costs, consider these tips to help increase savings and live more comfortably.

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Topics: Small Business

How Much Is Your Business Spending on Office Supplies?

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For the average business, office supplies compose a major part of the total overhead expenses, as they’re something used regularly by all employees. The cost presents ongoing concern that continues to increase as a business scales their operation. The key to operating a cost-effective business model is to find ways to drive the cost of ongoing expenses down, so you can maintain higher profit margins.

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Topics: Small Business

5 Tricks (And Treats) for Scaring Up More Halloween Sales

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Just two and a half months until the spookiest, skin-crawliest day of the year … good old Halloween. While it may seem like it’s still a ways off to the youngsters and their parents, small business owners are already prepping their shelves for the masses. Halloween means big business for retailers. In fact, the cumulative Halloween sales equal $10 billion dollars each year. Between the candy, costumes, and spooky decorations, just about every small business can find ways to leverage this holiday to increase revenue.

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Topics: Small Business, Halloween