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

How Teachers Can Earn Some Extra Income This Summer

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM

No matter the type of store you run, you can profit greatly by the design of your checkout counter. The average consumer spends about five minutes standing in line at the checkout counter, and that five minutes provides countless opportunities to influence some last minute sales. When a person reaches checkout, they’ve already tackled their shopping list, meaning any remaining expenditures are impulse buys. The vast majority of impulse purchases are for inexpensive items, so keep this in mind as you’re stocking your counter.

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Topics: Small Business

Encourage Impulse Buying and Sell More Products

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Everybody partakes in an impulse purchase from time to time. In fact, a survey conducted by CreditCards.com found that about 75 percent of consumers report having made a recent impulse purchase, and about 16 percent of respondents claimed to have spent over $500 on their impulse purchase. Business owners can leverage this trend by designing their store in a way that subtly influences the emotions and desires of shoppers.

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Topics: Small Business

7 Supplies Every Summer Camp Should Have on Hand

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Just a few more weeks and children across the U.S. will be finishing up the last days of school before the excitement of summer sets in. Summer camps should have already set to work preparing their camp for the coming summer. There is an endless list of supplies that every summer camp needs to have on hand, but some supplies are more critical than others and can greatly determine the quality of experience for children. Here are some of the primary supplies every summer camp should stock in abundance.  
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Topics: Nonprofits

5 Items Every Checkout Counter Should Sell

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

No matter the type of store you run, you can profit greatly by the design of your checkout counter. The average consumer spends about five minutes standing in line at the checkout counter, and that five minutes provides countless opportunities to influence some last minute sales. When a person reaches checkout, they’ve already tackled their shopping list, meaning any remaining expenditures are impulse buys. The vast majority of impulse purchases are for inexpensive items, so keep this in mind as you’re stocking your counter.

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Topics: Small Business

Teach Your Kids to Give Back This Summer

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM



Summertime often feels like both a blessing and a curse to parents. While it’s always wonderful to spend more time with the children, it can be hectic finding ways to keep them entertained and engaged all summer long. Volunteering provides an activity that parents and children can both enjoy, while offering the children a chance to learn and grow all summer long. Volunteering has actually shown to have a profound effect on the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children, making it a wholesome and enriching activity for kids.

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Topics: Nonprofits

How to Use Store Displays to Drive Sales

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Apr 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The layout and design of your store is a major determiner in sales, and with a strategic approach, you can arrange products in a way that optimize your profit margin. Studies resoundingly show that the power of suggestion can greatly increase consumer spending, and there is no better way to subtly influence consumers than through colorful and attractive displays.  

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Topics: Small Business