Leverage the ‘Pokémon Go’ Trend to Catch More Customers

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Pokémon Go is the latest trend, and it has been sweeping the nation with haste. It’s estimated to have 9.5 million active users each day, and players range in ages from young children to senior citizens. It’s safe to say, this Pokémon Go craze is popular among all age groups and will likely remain trendy for quite some time. The question is, how can you as a retailer cash in on this trend and catch more customers?

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Topics: Small Business

Announcing the July Facebook Contest Shopping Spree Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

In July we ran a contest asking you to nominate a nonprofit that provides programs to children outside of the classroom, so that we could award eighteen nonprofits with DollarDays shopping sprees. It's important to the DollarDays team to support nonprofits every day and we thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of nonprofits in our July contest! It is our honor to donate these shopping sprees so that they can continue supporting our children.

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Topics: Giveaways

How Teachers Can Begin Bracing Themselves for the Back-to-School Frenzy

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Summer is flying by, and it’s just a few more weeks before the new school year begins. There is no time more chaotic in the life of a teacher than those first couple weeks back. Not only can it be a challenge to get yourself back into your daily routine, but the children are often bouncing off the walls from their summer away. Here are some tips to brace yourself for the back-to-school frenzy, so things can feel a little calmer and the transition is a bit more seamless.

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Topics: Education and School

Nominate a Homeless Shelter for a Chance to Win a $2,000 Shopping Spree!

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

It's important to the DollarDays team to support homeless shelters, and we need your help this month so we can give away shopping sprees to eighteen shelters that are helping kids and adults cope with their current situation. If you could take a minute to nominate a homeless shelter in our Facebook Sweepstakes, we would be very appreciative (and so will they!). 

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Topics: Giveaways

7 Secrets to Success When Launching a Business

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Aug 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Have you ever wondered why some startups seem to explode with customers, while others are barely trudging through their first year? Is it investment capital? Is it connections? How do these small businesses launch their brand with such tremendous success? Here are some insider secrets to entrepreneurial success that will give your brand a better shot at growth.

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Topics: Small Business

How Can Your Small Business Prepare for the Back-to-School Rush?

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


Savvy small business owners are constantly on the lookout for ways to maximize sales and bring in more customers. This inevitably means adjusting your product offerings from time to time to cash in on specific trends or seasonal product lines. When children and college students make their return to school, they are often in a rush to conquer everything on their shopping list, hopping from store to store in hopes of finding the best bargains. For opportunistic business people, this offers the ideal opportunity to leverage this trend by offering a variety of back-to-school supplies.

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Topics: Education and School

A Newbie's Guide to Reducing the Overhead Expenses of Businesses

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jul 27, 2016 7:00:00 AM


When first starting a business, everything seems exciting and new. It feels like you have the entire world at your fingertips and your ability to earn money and build a thriving business is all dependent on how hard you work. However, as time goes on, reality sets in. Suddenly that $15,000 you made in monthly profits looks a little less lucrative when you factor in payroll, taxes, overhead expenses, and all the other miscellaneous costs associated with operating a business. Here are some tips to new business owners to help you reduce your overhead costs and increase your profit margin.

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Topics: Small Business

5 Ways You Can Support Your Community Food Bank

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jul 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM


Over 48 million people in the U.S. go hungry every year. Hunger effects people of all ages, including children who often face the brunt of the impact. Without proper food, children are less likely to excel in school and are more likely to get involved in at-risk behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse. Here are some ways you can support your local food bank, so you can give back to your community, while empowering children in need.

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Topics: Nonprofits, Charity

Why Are Animal Shelters So Much Busier in the Summer?

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jul 22, 2016 6:30:00 AM


It is estimated that roughly 7.6 million companion pets end up in animal shelters every year. While the exact number is unknown, there are thought to be about 70 million homeless and feral cats roaming the streets at any given time. Of those animals that end up in shelters, about 2.7 million are euthanized each year. As you can imagine, animal shelters are in over their heads trying to cater to the homeless animal population, while adopting out as many as possible. In summertime, they are even busier and need the help of volunteers and donors more than ever.

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Topics: Nonprofits

Top 3 Budgeting Tips for Struggling Families

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jul 20, 2016 6:30:00 PM

It’s harder than ever to start a family. The cost of living is rising across the nation, and yet the average wages aren’t increasing in conjunction. This may be why the millennial generation is waiting longer to start families than the generations preceding them. While there is little you can do about the economy or your immediate financial situation, there are a variety of budgeting tactics that will make it much easier to live comfortably on your current annual income.

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Topics: Financial