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April is Financial Literacy Month: Resources from Greenpath Financial Wellness

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April is Financial Literacy Month and American Jewelry and Loan is proud to partner with Junior Achievement, Operation Hope, and Greenpath Financial Wellness, to offer Financial Literacy workshops for our customers. Learn more about upcoming events HERE.

From our partners at Greenpath Financial Wellness, here are five quick tips to help you on the path to financial wellness this year.

1. Open a separate savings account to force yourself to build an emergency savings fund. Make it separate from your main financial institution, with no ATM card, so you will be forced to go into a branch to withdraw money.

2. Educate yourself. Check out some books on personal finance or subscribe to a magazine or personal finance blog.*

3. Pull your credit score and report. A good way to start the year is to find out exactly where you stand financially. Download your credit report (one free each year from each of the three main reporting bureaus) at www.annualcreditreport.com.

4. Plan ahead. Get in the habit each night of preparing for the next day: Packing lunches, prepping breakfast and dinner.  That way you will not be tempted to buy convenience food on the run, because you are rushed.

5. Unsubscribe. Remove the temptation of impulse buying online by unsubscribing from retail email.  This can take some time, but, ultimately, you will save time and money by not being bombarded with emails “deals”, tempting you to buy.

Read the full article at www.greenpath.com. 

Click HERE to RSVP for our Financial Literacy Workshop in Pontiac!

 

Entrepreneurship Master Course Final Day 1

Day Three- Entrepreneurship Master Class

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OAKLAND–MASTER CLASS

At the third and final segment of our Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class, the panel shared insights that continue the conversation about success in business leadership.

This week’s expert panelists included: Vladimir Gendelman from Company Folders, Tonya Acha from Asentiv, Matthew Farrell from Core Partners, Damany Head from the Pontiac Regional Chamber and TNE Ventures, Wesley Mathews from High Level Marketing, and Rob Cote from Security Vitals.

 

Most of our distinguished panelists are members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Detroit Chapter. Learn more about EO Detroit at www.eonetwork.org.

 

 

Three Tuesdays in March: March 14, 21, 28th
8-9:30am
American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac
546 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
COST: $185 per person
Includes: Attendance at all three sessions, materials, certificate of completion, refreshments, and a FREE Individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber

SESSION ONE: TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Negotiating for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning Basics
Untangling the Red Tape
Networking Best Practices

SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
How to Conduct Market Research
FREE Community Resources for Business Owners
Finding the funding
Legal & Financial Considerations
Marketing, Advertising, and PR

SESSION THREE: TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
Accounting and banking basics
eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker
Commitment to Community

Learn more in this article from Crain’s Detroit.

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Day Two – Entrepreneurship Master Class

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OAKLAND–MASTER CLASS

On March 21, 2017, aspiring entrepreneurs and community leaders met for the second of three panel discussions in the Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class, presented by American Jewelry & Loan and the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce. The panel discussed utilizing free resources available within local communities, conducting market research, social media best practices, marketing, how to find funding for your business or organization, and more.

This week’s expert panelists included: Matthew Farrell from Core Partners, Vladimir Gendelman from CompanyFolders.com, Rob Cote from Security Vitals, Lisa Crawford-Palmer from Studio 8 Fitness, and Devan Green from Pontiac Library.

Les Gold, third generation pawnbroker and owner of American Jewelry & Loan, joined the panel to offer his expertise. His son and business partner, Seth Gold, moderated the panel and contributed his own business wisdom.

Missed the first two panels? You are still welcome to join us for the final panel discussion this coming Tuesday, March 28- click HERE to register! The third segment of our Entrepreneurship Master Class will navigate topics such as eCommerce and internet marketing, accounting and other financial topics, and community involvement. Each of the hourlong sessions in the course are conducted over coffee and refreshments.

The Entrepreneurship Oakland Master Class is a series of conversations conducted amongst a panel of successful business owners and leaders. Each of the three panels will provide plenty of hard-won business wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs. These conversations, moderated by American Jewelry and Loan’s own Les and Seth Gold, invite some of the region’s most successful and experienced business owners to share their experiences on topics ranging from accounting to marketing, hiring, networking, and more! Participants are sure to leave full of new ideas and strategies to make their business successful and profitable.

Most of our distinguished panelists are members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Detroit Chapter. Learn more about EO Detroit at www.eonetwork.org.

Course fee of $185 includes all materials, a certificate of completion, refreshments, and an individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber. All proceeds benefit the Pontiac Regional Chamber.

 

Three Tuesdays in March: March 14, 21, 28th
8-9:30am
American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac
546 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
COST: $185 per person
Includes: Attendance at all three sessions, materials, certificate of completion, refreshments, and a FREE Individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber

SESSION ONE: TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Negotiating for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning Basics
Untangling the Red Tape
Networking Best Practices

SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
How to Conduct Market Research
FREE Community Resources for Business Owners
Finding the funding
Legal & Financial Considerations
Marketing, Advertising, and PR

SESSION THREE: TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
Accounting and banking basics
eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker
Commitment to Community

Learn more in this article from Crain’s Detroit.

DOWNLOAD A FLYER.

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Les Gold speaks at the Pontiac Entrepreneurship Course.

Day One Entrepreneurship Master Class

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OAKLAND–MASTER CLASS

On March 14, 2017, Les and Seth Gold hosted the first in a series of three panel discussions focused on sound business practices and entrepreneurship. The expert panelists included:

Greg Coyne from Gerry Weinberg & Associates

Matthew Farrell of Core Partners

Rob Cote of Security Vitals

Tonya Acha of Asentiv

Todd Palmer from Diversified Companies

“Several of our panelists are members of EO Detroit,” said Les Gold “So these are people who have not only proven their ability to launch a successful business, but are also keenly aware of the benefits of networking with their peers.”

Those who are interested in learning more about the series can click HERE to register and take advantage of this incredible opportunity — two more information-packed sessions remain!

Photos by Michael Sanchirico

This three-week course is targeted for entrepreneurs and business leaders who are ready to get seriously successful in their business. These conversations, moderated by American Jewelry and Loan’s own Les and Seth Gold, will allow some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the region.  Participants are sure to leave with actionable strategies for taking their organization to the next level.

Check this page frequently for Speaker Spotlights (more coming soon): Todd Palmer, Tonya Acha, Vladimir Gendelman, Wesley Mathews.  and Lisa Crawford.  Most of our distinguished panelists are members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Detroit Chapter. Learn more about EO Detroit at www.eonetwork.org.

Course fee of $185 includes all materials, a certificate of completion, refreshments, and an individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber. All proceeds benefit the Pontiac Regional Chamber.

 

Three Tuesdays in March: March 14, 21, 28th
8-9:30am
American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac
546 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
COST: $185 per person
Includes: Attendance at all three sessions, materials, certificate of completion, refreshments, and a FREE Individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber

SESSION ONE: TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Negotiating for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning Basics
Untangling the Red Tape
Networking Best Practices

SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
How to Conduct Market Research
FREE Community Resources for Business Owners
Finding the funding
Legal & Financial Considerations
Marketing, Advertising, and PR

SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
Accounting and banking basics
eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker
Commitment to Community

Learn more in this article from Crain’s Detroit.

DOWNLOAD A FLYER.

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Les and Seth Gold Present at Dixie Pawn Convention

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Screen Shot 2017-03-12 at 10.31.20 PMLes and Seth Gold presented a talk entitled ‘Facing Your Fears and Mapping out your Future’  to a group of peer pawnbrokers in Gulf Shores, Alabama as guests of the Dixie Pawnbrokers Educational Conference.

In it, they shared their own personal stories of success and challenge and some of the tactics that they have used to bridge their company’s historical success to a sustainable future.

They’ll be speaking to the Midwest Pawnbroker’s Convention in May.

 

 

Learn to start and manage your business with American Jewelry & Loan and the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce!

Entrepreneurship Oakland: Master Class

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP OAKLAND–MASTER CLASS

Click HERE to register.

This three-week course is targeted for entrepreneurs and business leaders who are ready to get seriously successful in their business. These conversations, moderated by American Jewelry and Loan’s own Les and Seth Gold, will allow some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the region.  Participants are sure to leave with actionable strategies for taking their organization to the next level.

Among our panelists are Todd Palmer, Tonya Acha, Vladimir Gendelman, Wesley Mathews, Lisa Crawford, and Matthew Farrell. Most of our distinguished panelists are members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Detroit Chapter. Learn more about EO Detroit at www.eonetwork.org.

Course fee of $185 includes all materials, a certificate of completion, refreshments, and an individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber. All proceeds benefit the Pontiac Regional Chamber.

Three Tuesdays in March: March 14, 21, 28th
8-9:30am
American Jewelry and Loan Pontiac
546 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341
COST: $185 per person
Includes: Attendance at all three sessions, materials, certificate of completion, refreshments, and a FREE Individual membership in the Pontiac Regional Chamber

SESSION ONE: TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Negotiating for Entrepreneurs
Business Planning Basics
Untangling the Red Tape
Networking Best Practices

SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST
How to Conduct Market Research
FREE Community Resources for Business Owners
Finding the funding
Legal & Financial Considerations
Marketing, Advertising, and PR

SESSION TWO: TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
Accounting and banking basics
eCommerce and Digital Marketing
Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker
Commitment to Community

Learn more in this article from Crain’s Detroit.

DOWNLOAD A FLYER.

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Les and Seth Gold to Deliver Keynote at Pawn Convention

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Les and Seth Gold will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2017 Midwest Pawnbrokers Convention in Franklin, Tennessee. “So much has happened since Les and Seth delivered the keynote address at the 2016 convention, we’ve asked them to come back and take a look back at one of pawnbroking’s most memorable years. Join them as they share the one thing that they say is the secret to their family’s success.”

 

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Winning Futures: Les Gold to serve as celebrity auctioneer

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Please Join Les Gold at our 9th Annual Corks & Forks Fundraiser February 25th at The Townsend Hotel. Guests will sample wines by Woodberry Wine, enjoy an elegant dinner, and live entertainment.

VIP tickets are sold out! General tickets are $175 and available at http://winningfutures.ontrapages.com/corks-and-forks

Must be 21 or older to attend

Semi-formal attire (suits, knee-length or floor-length dresses)

To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets visit http://winningfutures.ontrapages.com/corks-and-forks

To learn more about Winning Futures visit www.winningfutures.org

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BIG WAVE SANTA TO DELIVER DONATED ITEMS TO OAKLAND HOPE

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Santa Claus is coming to Pontiac, Michigan! This special evening begins on Friday, December 9th at Elizabeth Lake Urgent Care in Waterford, Michigan at 5 pm where Santa will greet families and children with candy canes. Then, around 6:30, he’ll make a special stop at American Jewelry and Loan’s Pontiac location to pick up donated items which he’ll then deliver to Oakland Hope at 73 Summit Drive in Pontiac.

“We’ve been collecting items including paper goods, toiletries, and diapers to donate to Oakland Hope and we’re excited that Santa will deliver them for us,” said Les Gold, owner of the iconic pawnshop “he’s probably the only guy busier than me at this time of year.”

“We have made a significant investment into Pontiac, and we’re thrilled to meet fellow business owners like the team from Elizabeth Lake Urgent Care and of course community partners like Oakland Hope,” added Seth Gold “giving back to the community is important to our family, our employees, and our business.”

Both American Jewelry and Loan and Elizabeth Lake Urgent Care have been collecting items to benefit Oakland Hope. “The need in this area is great, particularly at this time of year,” said Norma Okonski, Executive Director. “We look forward to Santa’s special visit and look forward to this opportunity to welcome the community to our new facility.”

 

American Jewelry & Loan Pays More For Designer Handbags, Watches, & Luxury Items.

Cash in YOUR Closet!

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Every day, American Jewelry and Loan helps metro Detroiters get the cash they need for their unwanted gold, jewelry, or other valuables. Still, not everyone is familiar with how a pawnshop works.

Therefore, we’ll be hosting a ‘Cash in Your Closet’ event on Saturday, November 19th so that new customers can bring their items in to our experts for assessment. Consignment can take weeks and selling online can be a hassle — stop by one of our THREE Metro Detroit stores to get the cash you need to fund your holiday shopping list!

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