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5 Ways to Start Business with Commercial Customers

If you’re looking for the next big business opportunity for 2019, the answer could be in commercial and industrial sales. Commercial customers may have specific needs that are a bit different from your regular customer base, but they can provide ... Read More »

Making the Most of Markets

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org As a retailer, you don’t stand at the entrance of a crowded convention center show floor and look to hit every booth at a market or trade show. ... Read More »

How Ace Hardware Titusville Helps Protect Professional Customers

Ace Hardware Titusville

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org Safety First For the residents of Titusville, Florida, space exploration is more than a passing interest—it’s a way of life. Located in the heart of what’s known ... Read More »

How Strong Ties to Local Media Can Boost Business

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. For many people, tuning in to the local news on TV is a reliable way to start their day or wind down for the night. In 30 minutes or less, viewers ... Read More »

Niche Trade Shows Offer New Ideas

Walking the aisles of a trade show or buying market can be both an exhilarating and daunting prospect for retailers. What products represent the next big trend for your store and customer base? How much can you afford to spend? ... Read More »

Get the Word Out With a Custom Press Release

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You and your staff work hard to plan big events that highlight your store’s products and services, but all that planning could amount to nothing at all without proper promotion. One of the easiest ways to spread the word about ... Read More »

Small Business Marketing Roundup

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Small business marketing is crucial for independent home improvement retailers. Finding new ways to advertise your business to customers and your community is critical to help businesses excel. Throughout 2018, Hardware Retailing explored new ways small businesses could boost their ... Read More »

Try New Technology for Social Media Gains

Social media can be a great tool for retailers to engage with their customers and promote what is great about the industry and their businesses. Some of the most influential people on social media might well be those customers, which ... Read More »