Is Your Business Slow in the Summer? Use These 7 Tips to Increase Sales

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 16, 2016 6:30:00 AM

Not all businesses manage to maintain steady profits throughout the year. In fact, the majority of companies report an ebb and flow that often hinges on seasonal trends. With summertime approaching, many seasonal businesses that offer winter goods and services are already anticipating plummeting sales. Here are some tips to boost profitability and enjoy a steadier income year-round.  

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Topics: Small Business

5 Tips to Use Your Customers to Fuel Business Growth

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It’s tough to run a small business, particularly in today’s economy when an estimated 27.9 million small businesses are dotting the economic landscape. Small business owners need to be savvy and strategic if they hope to remain competitive. One of the most effective strategies for driving business growth is leveraging consumer trends to your benefit. Here are some ideas to use with your customers to improve the growth and profit potential of your small business.

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Topics: Small Business

Quit the Rat Race Once and for All: 4 Jobs You Can Do from Anywhere

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Many fantasize about abandoning the rat race. It’s a heavily romanticized idea, but one that most view as too impractical to pursue. While it may seem like a farfetched fairy tale, about three in 10 people have made self-employment their reality, according to the Pew Research Center. There are actually a lot of jobs that enable you to work when and where you want, many of which provide lucrative salaries with growth potential over the years.

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Topics: Small Business

5 Products That Can Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 9, 2016 7:30:00 AM


Environmental awareness has become more prevalent in recent years, as people become increasingly concerned with global warming, water scarcity, and the depletion of fossil fuels. Whether out of concern for the environment or a desire to save money, decreasing your impact on the earth offers numerous benefits. There are countless ways to ease your environmental impact and reduce monthly spending, simply by switching out some common products in your home for their sustainable counterparts.

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Topics: Environmentalism

8 Ways Parents Can Save Money on Summer Camp

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Summer camp has become a tradition in many families. It provides countless benefits to children, improving their socialization and teaching them a variety of vital life skills. Yet, the average camp costs over $500 per week. For many American families, this is too costly to consider. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to decrease the cost of summer camp and stretch your dollar further.

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Topics: Family

Mother's Day Gifts That Keep On Giving

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM


Mother’s Day is about a week away, and families everywhere are busily preparing gallant gestures to express their love and appreciation for the women that raised them. Mothers work tirelessly to provide both economically and emotionally for their children, and Mother’s Day is the one holiday specifically dedicated to showing moms how much they mean to us. This Mother’s Day, cater to the maternal and nurturing instincts of your mother by purchasing a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving.  

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Topics: Nonprofits

Announcing the April Facebook $5,000 Merchandise Give-A-Way Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We are happy to announce the eighteen small business winners of our $5,000 merchandise give-a-way!  

It is important to the DollarDays family to support small businesses every day and we thank the thousands of wonderful people who nominated thousands of small businesses in our April contest! Small businesses are important to the heart of a community and we want to help them grow. Because of this, it is our honor to donate $5,000 in merchandise to eighteen of these businesses who were nominated by our Facebook fans! 

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Topics: Small Business, Giveaways

Prepare Your Retail Store for Mother's Day Shoppers

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on May 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Mother’s Day in the U.S. can be traced back to before the Civil War, when Ann Reeves Jarvis started a Mother’s Day Work Club to educate women about childcare. From there, it steadily evolved into the holiday we know today, where people can show some well-deserved appreciation to the hardworking women who raised them.  

Mother’s Day is a huge day for retailers, raking in nearly $20 billion in sales across the country. Between cards, candy, flowers, and jewelry, retailers everywhere have ample opportunity to cash in. To ensure your Mother’s Day sales are successful, you need to prepare your store well in advance of the shoppers to come. 

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Topics: Small Business

Seize the Summer: These 7 Tips Will Keep Your Children Engaged

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 29, 2016 8:30:00 AM



Learning needn’t be confined to the school year. The summertime is brimming with educational opportunities just waiting to be seized. Studies have long shown that children who are active and involved throughout the year tend to perform better academically. This summer, claim every opportunity to keep your children engaged by weaving education into everyday activities.

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Topics: Education and School

Top 3 Charitable Causes That Need Your Help

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM



There are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S., which leaves donors inundated with options when it comes to giving resources and money. With so many causes to choose from, how does one go about choosing a nonprofit to help?

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Topics: Nonprofits