Casey Fowler, a store manager at Rent One in Sikeston, Missouri, has formed a Facebook group called the RTO Boss Ladies. She says she formed this group for two main reasons: 1) to shine a light on women in the RTO industry, and 2) to provide a forum for them to rally together and, Read More

Although the recent economic downturn is presenting challenges for small and medium-sized businesses of all types, there is also good news in the form of two federal programs providing financial assistance. The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program [MSLP] is the newest program available to help RTO dealers experiencing financial strain as a result, Read More

The Main Street Lending Program recently changed its loan requirements to include a lowered minimum loan amount, a raised maximum loan limit, an adjusted principal repayment schedule beginning after two years, and an extension of the term to five years. These changes from the Federal Reserve (Fed) last week further the program’s intention –, Read More

June 9, 2020 – After an economic lockdown put many retail businesses across the U.S. on hold for nearly three months, there is considerable evidence that rent-to-own transactions remained steady throughout the period.  Most – if not all – state rental dealer association presidents are confident RTO dealers in their part of the country, Read More

Nationwide Marketing Group announced free CDC-approved training modules for retailers, called ShopSafe. As many rent-to-own stores reopen and become even more accessible to the public, shops that complete the complimentary training courses can inform their customers they have taken the ShopSafe Promise. This promise dedicates itself to consumers. It keeps them informed that the, Read More

On Mother’s Day, RNR Tire Express continued its tradition of an annual car giveaway to one special mother. From the end of April, RNR communities had the opportunity to nominate standout mothers from their stories of sacrifice, commitment and dedication to motherhood. This year the winner selected is a woman who’s taken selfless actions, Read More

May 22, 2020, Washington, D.C. – The $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act passed May 15 by the U.S. House of Representatives is known as the HEROES Act, but its passage by the U.S. Senate is uncertain. Republicans in the Senate are unenthusiastic about the legislation; other pundits suggest President, Read More

May 18, 2020 – In today’s challenging rent-to-own retail environment created by the Covid-19 pandemic, many store owners looking for a competitive advantage have discovered low-cost, high-impact online tools that virtually connect existing and potential customers to their products and services are real game-changers. According to experienced RTO marketing expert Lauren Talicska, owner and, Read More

Social media is here to stay. With more than 3.5 billion people using social media in 2019, there is no doubt that it has changed how the world works, plays and shops. According to a recent study, 90.4% of Millennials, 77.5% of Generation X and 48.2% of Baby Boomers are active social media users., Read More

Social distancing, stay at home orders, job insecurities and fear have had an enormous impact on businesses across the country. Navigation of the new rent-to-own landscape requires new ways to connect and engage with customers, and a website is key to making that connection. More than ever, having a functioning updated website and increased, Read More