When it comes to opening a pawn shop, there’s a lot to think about and many mistakes you can make. As there’s no formal degree you can get or official courses you can take to become a knowledgeable pawnbroker, there’s a lot of independent research to do and individual classes to take to feel prepared.
There are a few essential things to understand about the pawnbroker industry. Like every type of business, there are legal requirements and limits that you need to be aware of. In fact, the pawn business is a heavily regulated business model for most states, making the pawn contract a legal contract in that state.