Sept. 1, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

 The “ average American,” they get dressed each morning in clothes they paid for on credit to drive a car the bank owns to their job that limits their growth, all while the home they are working hard for sits vacant most of the day and they can't even enjoy it.

 Does that describe you? Do you work in retail and clock in every day making the same continuous wage? Do you see the problems where you work and how if it were your business you would know a better solution to running it more effectively?

 These are the people who have walked away from the life of building someone else’s future and started their own independent small business with Discount Retail Store Services. Over 4,000 to date since we opened our first Dollar Store in Las Vegas, NV ...


Aug. 28, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Paying more for the same products is never a good deal.  “Shopping at dollar stores delivers Great Deals day in and day out” says John LaFronz, General Manager at Dollar Store Services.  More and more people are learning every day that dollar stores should be the first stop on your shopping day.  In a recent interview, James Wichert, President and CEO of Dollar Store services, commented that “There are incredible values in every category in our stores; our stores carry a wide assortment of brand name products and have the ability to introduce hundreds of new items every week !”

Jennifer Geddes, in an August 23rd article written for, echoes these sentiments.  Take a look at what she and other experts have to see about some of the key categories in dollar stores.  These are just a few of ...


Aug. 25, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

With so many free social media platforms available to small business owners, learning how to utilize these effective marketing platforms to your business advantage is a must. Social media platforms know this too and continue to create ways for small business owners to freely reach customers of all age groups.

Snapchat, one of the newest and most popular apps unveiled this week, their new self-serving advertising option. instantly released the exciting news as well as reminding small business owners of the free social media advertising available to them, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

While your small business may be located in a permanent location, using these free platforms makes it mobile. For free, your customers can “check in” at your business, go live on Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram from your store. Tweeting, posting photos, and showing their great experience in ...


Aug. 24, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Many major small business news experts are repeating the same message to the younger generation in their online business articles; invest your money in your own small business.

One source, made this their August 17, 2017, main article as others are repeating their advice to young people. After witnessing a generation that came of age after The Great Recession, entered a job market when jobs were scarce, and after years of college left them with more debt than their income could pay; the potential this generation holds to run a successful small business is extremely high.

According to millennials have grown up in a time that makes small business ownership easier for them. They were the first fully-digital generation. Social media is and has been a part of their life. They desire to work to make a difference. Being a ...


Aug. 17, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Discount Retail Store Services (DRSS), North America's largest developer of Dollar Stores, Party Stores, and Mailbox Stores and Business Centers have put thousands of entrepreneurs on their path to business ownership for over two decades

One of the many services included in your small business startup concept with DRSS is top quality training to ensure your confidence is at its peak the day your store opens. This training keys in on what makes a strong small business thrive.

First impressions are key and as the old saying goes,” You get one chance to make a first impression.”

Understanding the importance of the first impression when people walk into your store and what draws customers inside your doors is part of the essential training you’ll receive when working with DRSS. Once our expert real estate team has located the ideal location for your ...


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 ...


Aug. 12, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

Discount Retail Store Services, (DRSS), North America’s largest developer of Dollar Stores, Party Stores, and Mailbox Stores and Business Centers opened our first Dollar Store in Las Vegas, NV in 1993. Since opening our first highly successful Dollar Store, we have used our all-in-one 100% turnkey independent business concept to assist thousands of small business owners to achieve the same dream.

One service includes finding the ideal site location of your business. DRSS knows location is an important key to the success of any business and will determine if it thrives or fails. For over two decades our team expert site locators’ real estate team has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs in locating and negotiating the best locations to open a store. A recent story in entrepreneur magazine underlines the importance of location.

The July 19, 2017, issue of Entrepreneur magazine’s article covered a ...


Aug. 10, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

 One of Discount Retail Store Services newest Dollar Store owner 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. ...

Owners of new dollar store looked to as role models for community youth

Aug. 4, 2017, 1:02 a.m.

When new businesses open up, it's not uncommon for them to get a lot of support from their surrounding community.

Long Dollar Store at 4201 Norwood Ave in Sacramento opened up on July 1 and they've already received an overwhelming amount of support. 

Inside, you'll find it really does live up to the name: everything except a few gift bags are a dollar. 

While that may be the price point of each item, the real value this business brings many would say is priceless. Part of that comes from Long Dollar being owned and operated by two black men. 

"The business owners, the youth can relate to," said Dr. Nicole Clavo, a well known community leader who lost her own son JJ to senseless gun violence. "[The owners] look like them, sound like them, been through some of the things they've been through. To know that, it only gives them hope ...

Your Small Business Holiday Campaign

Aug. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the keys to a successful holiday marketing campaign are focusing on what the holidays are about, feelings.

This is the time of year where emotions run high and warm. It is the season of giving and joy. By engaging your customers in your marketing campaign, you are not only placing your products in their hands but creating a fun experience. Place customers in your ads and watch them spread that enjoyment through social media and family and friends. All creating new customers whilst they do the advertising for you.

Hitting key emotions creates the magic. Make your advertising campaigns touch the giving feeling your customers are in tune with during the holidays. Focus your advertising on friends, family for the holidays. Giving back always brings you more.

The holidays are the perfect time to build a lasting business ...

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