April 10, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

 One of Dollar Store Services newest Dollar Store owners has made national news in their Sacramento community and have unexpectedly become role models who are receiving an outpouring of business and support.

 In a news story about store owners on, the two young owners spoke about the impact that opening their Dollar Store has had on their lives and the lives of the young employees they have hired. Co-owner Terry Crowder who lost his Mother at the age of 9 and miraculously survived a car accident in which he was hit by an 18 wheeler only one week before turning 27, was quoted as how the new role model opportunity has given him the sense of purpose he had been looking for.

 Crowder opened the Dollar Store with co-owner Jerry Long on July 1, 2017. While ...


Sept. 26, 2017, 2:16 a.m.

First observed on November 27, 2110; Small Business Saturday launched as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now in its seventh year, small businesses and consumers alike take to store windows and social media sites to encourage others to keep their shopping dollars in their community.

In its first year, it received over one million Facebook “likes” and over 30,000 Twitter hashtags. It has been a success from the beginning and increased sales and return customers for local small businesses.

Discount Retail Store Services, North America's largest developer of Dollar Stores, Party Stores, and Mailbox Stores and Business Centers is, of course a proud supporter of Small Business Saturday, as it increases sales for our over 4,000 strong small businesses we've helped launch in the past two decades. We encourage our small business owners to use this day to offer ...


Aug. 16, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

While online stores compete for physical big box stores business, small store owners will maintain an edge over large, high-end stores by creating personal relationships with their customers.

Discount Retail Store Services has been staying ahead in the business marketplace since we opened our first Dollar Store in 1993 in Las Vegas, NV. Using our all-in-one 100% turnkey independent business concept we've gone on to assist thousands of successful Dollar Store, Party Store, and Mailbox Store and Business Center owners while becoming North America’s largest developer of all three.

We know how to make your small business a giant in your community. We've taken the time and tested methods to pass on to aspiring small business owners.

Social media runs today’s world, and DRSS will be there to help small business owners reap the benefit of operating a physical store alongside a ...


Dec. 8, 2016, 7:12 a.m.

Dollar Store Services, North America’s largest developer of independent dollar stores, is working with its store owners nationwide to mount a massive toy drive for those less fortunate members of their communities this holiday season. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s spokesperson Ellen Thrasher, “A small business is part of the heartbeat of the larger community.”

Dollar stores across the country are partnering with local charities in this effort. Customers at the checkouts at every store will be encouraged to purchase a toy for donation to a specific local charity as they complete their purchases. Through this effort, stores will be supporting their individual communities; everyone agrees that “Charity begins at home”. According to the 3/50 Project, a Minneapolis-based small business advocacy organization, "for every $100 spent at local independent stores, $68 returns to the community.” This is much higher than the average $43 remaining in the community for ...

Local Stores Are The Foundation Of Shopping

Feb. 26, 2016, 12:03 p.m.

Despite all the perks and value behemoth online retailers like Amazon can give to customers, local businesses are still a preferred shopping destination. A slew of recent surveys show that consumers are spending locally and plan to for a long time.

Customer Service is King

Most local businesses can’t hope to compete with the prices at big box retailers or online stores, but customers are willing to pay a bit more if they feel that a local business can serve other needs. In one survey, 96 percent of consumers felt that local retailers were better at personalizing their services. They also believe that customer service in general is better with local stores, and that they are more likely to be treated fairly.

It’s Your Community

Good customer service isn’t the only reason consumers flock to local establishments. Over 70 percent of survey respondents felt that it was important to buy ...

Rescue Mission Gift Bag Event

Nov. 14, 2013, 8:37 a.m.

Discount Retail Store Services, a national retail store development company headquartered in Las Vegas, is gearing up to give back to the Las Vegas community during this holiday season.

Helping our Community

DRSS has identified and contacted key groups to partner with in this effort, such as Safe Nest, Shade Tree Shelter, The Las Vegas Rescue Mission, and "Tent City." The company will be preparing over 880 gift bags that will be distributed to those in need served by these organizations.

The various charities have provided their clients' needs by gender and age. The company's staff will be gathering this Thursday, December 16th, at 4 pm to assemble the gift bags with the requested items for those in need.

Something for Everyone

Special care is being taken to make sure that every recipient gets items most needed. "We have selected ...

Christmas Rescue Mission Event

Oct. 24, 2013, 11:03 a.m.

by Lynnette Curtis


It's feast or famine at local charities this holiday season, with some enjoying increased donations and others making do with less.

While charitable giving has rebounded somewhat nationally as the economy slowly improves, Southern Nevada's charities are still reporting a mixed bag at the time of year they go through immense quantities of food and other goods to make the holidays cheerier for the valley's neediest residents.

The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is among the more fortunate

“We are ahead in canned goods and food donations by almost 25 percent over last year at this time,” said Bob Brunner, executive director of the organization that offers shelter and recovery for homeless people, among other services.

More needy families and senior citizens received free food from the mission this year thanks to the stepped-up ...

Discount Retail Store Services Sets Goal of $10,000 for Charity Drive

Dec. 7, 2012, 1:32 p.m.

This year’s “Christmas Gift Bags” drive expected to be most successful ever, DRSS announces. Donations to benefit 3 Square, The Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Safe Nest, The Shade Tree, Woman’s Development Center, Nevada Homes for Youth, and A Place Called Hope at Ranch High School.

Tis the Giving Season

This year Discount Retail Store Services will be packing hundreds of gift bags with nearly $10,000.00 in much needed items for the Valley’s poor and needy. On the 18th of December, as a company, DRSS will spend the evening packing the gift bags which will be delivered the next day to a number of charitable organizations and families. Suppliers and partners to DRSS have already chipped in with cash and item donations according to the company, but more donations are appreciated. This year the local community is invited to participate in this much needed drive.

Spread the Joy

Christmas Gift Bags ...

Discount Retail Store Services Offers a Large Discount to Veterans Who Want to Start a Business

Nov. 13, 2012, 12:53 p.m.

Veteran’s Day is Sunday, November 11 and in honor of past and present soldiers Discount Retail Store Services would like to inform military and friends and family of the military of their $1,000 discount on store ownership.

Helping Veterans Succeed

Dollar Store Services is a member of the Heroes to Home Program which is sponsored by the Veterans Business Resource Center. The Heroes to Home Program offers veterans support in a number of areas including career placement and in helping to identify quality entrepreneurial opportunities for veterans. This is a vitally important function. Studies have shown that it can often take up to 6 months for a veteran to transition back into a civilian lifestyle even though our military is uniquely skilled and incredibly qualified for all manner of positions.

Deep Discounts

In acknowledgement of Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, Discount Retail Store Services wants to thank all of the ...

“Christmas Gift Bags” Charity Drive for Needy in Las Vegas Begins with High Hopes

Nov. 11, 2012, 1:25 p.m.

Discount Retail Store Services would like to announce their annual “Christmas Gift Bags” drive has begun and to invite the local community to participate in this year’s event.

A Tradition of Giving

Discount Retail Store Services, a small local business development company, holds a “Christmas Gift Bags” charity drive each year in order to provide Las Vegas’ most needy with essentials and gifts in order to make their Holiday Season a little brighter. Last year they were able to raise just over six thousand dollars in gifts including clothing, bathroom products, food, toys and clothing for babies and kids, school supplies, books, and much more. Recipients ranged from low income families to the homeless. Included on the list were shelters, rescues, and schools with high poverty and homeless rates. The list of recipients for this year has not yet been finalized but the focus is to remain on the neediest ...

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