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Help Customers Prepare for Damaging Storms

Just as expert meteorologists predicted, the delayed storm season has started off in a damaging and devastating manner. As homeowners head to hardware stores the next few weeks to prepare for the next storm outbreak, retailers should be armed with ... Read More »

Seven Documents Business Owners Need Now

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Every year a lot of business owners need help in preparing blueprints to protect their net worth, their closely held businesses and their families. Many of these owners do not have the right legal documents to protect their businesses. This ... Read More »

Four Trends You Can Use to Boost Sales in the Plumbing Category

While many plumbing sales are triggered by general home maintenance and repair projects, that doesn’t mean retailers can’t find ways to drive additional sales in the category. With recent legislative mandates regarding water conservation, as well as water safety and ... Read More »

Staff Stays Healthy with On-Site Gym Facility

Employees at Malone Do it Best Lumber in Greenville, Ky., don’t need to worry about getting a gym membership to stay healthy—they can use the gym at work. A separate building on the property houses a room full of treadmills ... Read More »

New Checkout System Leads to Increased Sales

The next time you head to your distributor market, keep in mind that you can find more than new products or inventory there. You may discover your next great idea. That’s what happened with Joe DeRoest, owner of Joe’s Hardware ... Read More »

What’s in a Niche?

At Hooten’s Hardware, we’re all about selling hardware. We’ve got the products consumers need, whether they’re professional builders looking for enough lumber to build houses or DIYers who need just one more quart of Superman Blue to finish their son’s ... Read More »

In-Store Theater Makes Customers Feel at Home

From furniture to bedding to appliances, Town & Country Do it Best in Crawfordsville, Ind., has it all. One of its big sellers? TVs. With competition such as Walmart and Amazon, store staff is looking for ways to stay ahead ... Read More »

Picking Your Succession Planning Advisers

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Regardless of who is going to buy your business (a family member, key employee or someone else in the industry), the advisers you choose to work with will be very important to the successful transition of your company. Most of ... Read More »