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5 Ways to Find the Right Manager for Your Business

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With unemployment hovering around historical lows, finding the right employees to lead the business is challenging for many retailers. While you may hire enthusiastic, capable people who can start in an entry-level role and work their way up, what happens ... Read More »

Taking Stock of New Tax Guidelines

tax guidelines

A new report from the Associated Press outlines some of the federal tax changes small business owners should be aware of as they begin filing their annual returns. Take a moment to review a few of the tax changes for ... Read More »

Reimagine Retail Winner Talks E-Commerce Inspiration

e-commerce

For independent retailer Matt Woods, combining brick-and-mortar expertise with e-commerce innovation was truly a winning idea. After submitting his plan to the 2018 Reimagine Retail program, presented by the National Hardware Show®, Woods received $100,000 to put his idea to ... Read More »

How I Did It: Driving Sales in a Small Space

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Hasted, chusted@nrha.org Driving Sales in a Small Space Big or small, retail businesses can be compared by one metric: sales per square foot. At Kendall’s Ace Hardware in St. Paul, ... Read More »

NRF Executive Discusses Loss Prevention

loss prevention

Most independent retailers would say business is personal. Whether it’s stocking the shelves with the latest products or training employees to provide next-level customer service, retailers are doing more than lining their pockets. However, if a retailer isn’t aware of ... Read More »

5 Strategies to Improve Your Email Marketing

email marketing

Building an email list is no small feat, and once you have customers on your list, you want to keep them interested in what you have to say and what you have to sell. Review the following tips to be ... Read More »

Burger Battle Draws Hungry Crowd to Minnesota Business

Charred beef. A cold beer. Sunshine on your back. What could be better than that? Adding a little competition to heat everything up. The competitive fire is alive and well in Walker, Minnesota, where the Burger Battle is hosted by ... Read More »

Vermont Retailer Serves Music and Drinks at The Den

the Den

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Hardware, Beer and Beats  When customers enter Harry’s Hardware & The Den in Cabot, Vermont, they might be greeted by the sounds of musicians jamming and friends enjoying ... Read More »