Male-dominated pawnbroking is actually a great career choice for women
Traditionally considered a male-dominated field, pawnbroking has changed in recent years. While reality shows like ours have certainly impacted the image of the pawnshop, the influence of women in the industry cannot be overlooked. In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a look at a few who have personified what it means to be a pawnbroker in the modern age and give you some tips on breaking into the business.
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Beverly Loan Company owner Jordan Tabach-Bank reflected on the impact of his mother, Jeannie Zimmelman. “It has been over a decade since the loss of my mother, and our clients still continually express what she meant to them both as a businesswoman and as a friend.”
Zimmelman owned and operated Beverly Loan from the late 1980s until 2005, after having worked alongside the company’s founder, her father, Louis Zimmelman. Jeannie was known for being ahead of her time, adept at balancing her commitment to running a world-class business with the responsibilities of motherhood and family.
When asked about lessons he learned from her, Tabach-Bank said, “She was known to say, ‘ABC: Always Be Closing,’ and consistently reminded me to treat customers from all walks of life the same, no matter if they are seeking a loan of $100 or $100,000.” Tabach-Bank proudly remarked that his mom would definitely be featured on the Mt. Rushmore of “women in pawn.”