Throwing an Epic Halloween Party on the Cheap

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 19, 2016 9:00:56 AM

So, you’re hoping to throw an epic Halloween party that will go down in history – at least among your friends. The only problem is you’re on a tight budget, and your vision far exceeds your wallet. No worries! It’s easy planning an excellent Halloween party without spending much money. You just need to know a few tricks.

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Topics: Financial, Halloween

Fun Halloween Craft Ideas for the Classroom

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, which means most children will be in school. Halloween is a frantic time for teachers. Children are often so distracted and hopped up on sugar, it can be hard to get any real school work done. Here are some fun Halloween craft ideas that can engage the children and focus their energy on productive tasks.

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Topics: Small Business, Halloween

A Beginner's Guide to Customer Psychology

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There has been a lot of interesting research on customer psychology over the years, much of which can provide insight to businesses that inform business policies and decisions. When it comes to driving leads and conversions, improving customer retention, and growing a company, understanding the ins and outs of customer psychology is imperative. While it’s a rather involved science that can’t be learned in a day, here is a rough beginner’s guide to understanding the psychology of customers.

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Topics: Small Business

6 Strategies for Streamlining Your Workforce

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Many business owners feel as though the workforce isn’t operating as efficiently as it should, yet are at a loss for how to improve productivity. Short of firing your staff and starting anew, what strategies are actually effective at boosting work performance and streamlining the workforce? Here are some simple and cost-effective ways to get more out of every workday, while improving overall performance as well.

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Topics: Small Business

4 Strategies for Improving Customer Engagement

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

With the rise of business technology, brands have managed to infiltrate nearly every aspect of a customer’s life. Businesses are targeting their cell phones, their email inboxes, and even their social media accounts, all in attempts to remain more connected and engaged with consumers. Customer engagement is a critical part of steadily growing your revenue and building a thriving business. Here are some of the top strategies for improving engagement and providing a better experience for your customers.

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Topics: Small Business

DIY Halloween Costumes for Crafty Parents

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

Halloween is just two months away. For many parents, that means heading to the local costume shop to pick up a prepackaged costume set for the kids. But for the brave of heart DIY-types, that means preparing your costume ideas and making them from scratch. If your kiddos are begging for a homemade costume, here are a couple easy DIY disguises that they’re sure to love.

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Topics: Family, Halloween

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

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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

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Topics: Giveaways

4 Nonprofits That Are Putting an End to Hunger (And How You Can Help)

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

Hunger is a pervasive problem, impacting about 12.9 percent of people globally. Despite the fact that Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food every year, an estimated 15 percent of U.S. citizens continue to live in poverty. That’s why it’s so important to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations helping to reduce hunger around the globe. Here are some of the top nonprofits dedicated to ending hunger and how you can get involved.

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Topics: Nonprofits

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