Is Your Employee Turnover Too High?

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

Change is a natural part of any business model, but when employees are constantly cycling through a business, it can be hard to maintain an efficient and profitable company. Keeping employee turnover rates low is a crucial aspect to designing a highly productive and successful company that benefits both the customers and internal profits.

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Topics: Small Business

Creative Halloween Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Oct 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Halloween is just a couple of weeks away, stirring excitement in children and teens. Every year, Halloween nets about $2 billion in candy sales and another $7 billion in costume sales. However, it isn’t just for-profit businesses that can cash-in on the Halloween fun. Halloween presents a lot of unique fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations as well. Here are some creative fundraising ideas for your nonprofit that will enable you to raise money, while cultivating community and togetherness.

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Topics: Nonprofits

4 Tips to Improve Your Digital Business Strategy

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

In the technological era, a digital business strategy is more than beneficial – it’s absolutely imperative to the success of a business. Gone are the days where a business can thrive off of a yellow pages listing and word-of-mouth alone. With humans spending inordinate amounts of time on their mobile devices, you need a business strategy that reaches them from wherever they are. Here are some tips to improve your digital business strategy and create a memorable imprint in the brains of consumers.

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Topics: Small Business

Is Your Dog Kennel Business Struggling? 3 Tips to Improve Revenue

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

In an era where 62 percent of Americans own pets, and the majority view their pets as members of the family, it follows that a dog kennel should be a fairly successful business model. However, the success of a dog kennel is contingent on many factors, including the size of the town you live in and the amount of competition in your area. Smaller towns inevitably have slower economies, making it challenging for kennels to stay open year-round. For larger cities, there are often so many dog kennels to choose from, it can be a constant challenge to compete. Here are some tips to improve the revenue of your dog kennel, no matter the challenges you face in the industry.

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Topics: Small Business

Nominate a Nonprofit for a Chance to Win Up to 240 Blankets!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Oct 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

It's important to the DollarDays team to support nonprofits, and we need your help this month so we can give away fleece blankets to any nonprofit that helps others. 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 September Facebook Contest Shopping Spree Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Oct 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In September we ran a contest asking you to nominate an animal shelter that is helping animals in your community, so that we could award eighteen shelters with DollarDays shopping sprees. We thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of animal shelters in our September contest! It is our honor to donate these shopping sprees so that they can continue helping the community.

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Topics: Giveaways

Planning a Spooky Haunted House on a Budget

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

Are you looking to create a spooky haunted house this Halloween? So eerie, your friends will have nightmares for weeks? So scary, your haunted house will be the talk of the town? Planning a truly terrifying haunted house is no easy task, especially if you’re on a budget. However, if you start prepping early, you can craft a petrifying experience that will send shivers down the spine of all who dare to enter.

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Topics: Halloween

How Teachers Can Improve the Classroom Experience Without Exceeding the Budget

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

The average teacher spends about $500 out-of-pocket on school supplies every year. This is largely due to a shortage in school funding. Many teachers want to provide a superior classroom experience to students, but find themselves unable to afford all project supplies via the strict school budget alone. Yet, with the modest income teachers are already earning, they shouldn’t have to spend their own money on supplies. Here are some tips to provide an exemplary classroom experience, while remaining well within your tight budget.

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Topics: Education and School, Financial

Has Shopping Gone Digital? The Surprising Perks of Conducting Your Errands Online

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The rate of online shopping has been rapidly growing. It’s estimated that today, about 46 percent of all holiday shopping is conducted online. For general shopping, estimates are even higher. The Wall Street Journal claims that shoppers make about 51 percent of their purchases via the web. So, why are so many shoppers seeking out the digital realm, and what specific benefits does it offer?

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Topics: Financial

5 Family-Friendly Halloween Activities for Children of All Ages

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

Halloween is a unique holiday, insofar as it’s experienced differently by each age bracket. Whereas younger children are mostly after the candy and games, teenagers are most enticed by the scary movies and haunted houses. For parents with multiple children, it can be challenging to find Halloween activities that are fun for your older children, while remaining appropriate for younger children. Here are some fun ideas for Halloween outings that the whole family can enjoy.

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Topics: Family, Halloween