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April 9, 2017 in Featured, News

Day Three- Entrepreneur Master Class

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…

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March 21, 2017 in News

Day Two Entrepreneur Master Class

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…

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March 15, 2017 in Appearances, Featured, News

Day One Entrepreneur Master Class

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…

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March 13, 2017 in Appearances, News

Les and Seth Gold Present at Dixie Pawn Convention

Les 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…

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March 3, 2017 in News

Crain’s Detroit: ‘Hardcore Pawn’ stars, Pontiac chamber to hold entrepreneurship workshop

Click HERE to read the article at Crain’s Detroit: The Pontiac Regional Chamber and American Jewelry and Loan have teamed up to host a three-week entrepreneurship workshop beginning March 14. The Entrepreneurship Oakland-Master Class series will be hosted by American Jewelry and Loan founder and president Les Gold and vice…

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March 2, 2017 in News

A guide to pawn shopping in New York City with Gold Girl

[Originally posted at the WordSmith blog] If you’ve been on a shopping trip to New York City, no doubt institutions like Bergdorf’s, Bloomindale’s and Barneys ring a bell. We are at none of those places; we’re not even in the same borough. Instead, we’re at a pawnshop in Queens and…

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Goldtone Podcast: Zachary Charles

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Sports agent Zachary Charles has been named one of his industry’s rising stars and he joins the latest episode of the Gold Tone podcast. We talk about the business behind the NBA and how his young age factors in to the growth of his business Click HERE to download the podcast on Soundcloud.


Gold Tone Podcast: Mario Andretti

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Mario Andretti is the most successful race car driver in history. He joins Seth, Les, and Sarah to talk about what keeps him motivated, how he feels about working with his family, his secret to success, and things that he should’ve collected along the way. Click HERE to download the…


Gold Tone Podcast: US Secretary of Education John King Jr.

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US Secretary of Education John King Jr. joins the crew sharing his own personal story and talking about the Back-to-School Bus Tour ‘Opportunity Across America’ and talks about the state of education in our country, including all-time-high graduation rates for high schoolers. We hear about Les’ favorite class and Seth…