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Attracting Employees With ‘Quality of Life’ Benefits

small business

Promoting “quality of life” benefits can help small businesses stand out among competitors that are vying for employees, according to business owners interviewed for an article from USA Today. Decreasing national unemployment has resulted in fewer applicants for jobs with small businesses, USA Today reports. In ... Read More »

Lessons to Learn From Sears’ Mistakes

Berkowitz

When Sears Holdings recently announced it has “substantial doubt” about its ability to continue its business, it confirmed the fact that the retailer has many more struggles to face. While Sears was once considered “America’s largest retailer,” its recent problems provide lessons for independent ... Read More »

Maine Hardware Store Cuts Costs by Utilizing Solar Energy

Maine Hardware Store

To see a full PDF of this story, click here. It was almost a decade ago when Rob Gardiner, owner of Damariscotta Hardware in Damariscotta, Maine, was approached by a local contractor to see if he would be interested in installing solar ... Read More »

Bright Horizons: A Look into Solar Energy’s Future

Depending on where you live, solar energy and signs of its use can range from ubiquitous to entirely foreign. Yet the ever-increasing number of products that use and provide solar energy is putting the one-time fad of a green movement ... Read More »

Is Your Store Ready For Spring?

Spring has sprung in many parts of the country–and where it hasn’t, it will soon. The weather is getting warmer and your customers are ready to do some spring cleaning and tackle the outdoor projects they’ve been thinking about over ... Read More »

NRHA Abroad: Innovative Thinking at Quincaillerie Aixoise

Quincaillerie Aixoise

What does it take to be the largest, most successful retailer in Southern France? I visited Quincaillerie Aixoise to find out. Quincaillerie Aixoise is a multistore operation headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with five locations in Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding cities. ... Read More »

Quick Tips for Snapchat Success

Snapchat

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Ask the next 20-something-year-old who walks into your store about their morning routine. They’ll likely say they check social media, and Snapchat is probably part of the mix. What is Snapchat? ... Read More »

Snapchat Resources: Using the App for Business

snapchat resources

Snapchat isn’t just for teenagers anymore. The photo- and video-sharing app was released in September 2011. Since then, the social media platform has continued to grow in popularity among millennials. In the March issue of Hardware Retailing, we introduced the basics ... Read More »