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Expert Advice: Practical Steps to Prep for Hurricanes and Floods

hurricanes

Scott Reynolds, president and CEO of Member Insurance, recently answered questions from Hardware Retailing about preparing for and recovering from catastrophic storms, such as the recent hurricanes and related flooding. Member Insurance is the largest provider of insurance to independent hardware ... Read More »

Oklahoma Waterfall Brings Torrents of Visitors

Oklahoma Waterfall

Eighteen years ago when Doug Witworth decided to create a waterfall outside his store in Vinita, Oklahoma, to promote his water gardening category, he didn’t think he was creating a roadside attraction. “We just thought it would be fun to ... Read More »

Training: Where to Begin With Young Leaders

young leader

Meet hypothetical retail employee and young leader, Joe. Joe started working for the local hardware store in his town as a cashier at age 16 and continued through high school and college. Afterward, he decided to continue his career with ... Read More »

How to Boost Your Operation’s Cybersecurity

cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security wants to help your business improve its cybersecurity. The agency has named October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is launching campaigns to help business owners understand the importance of cybersecurity and identify online threats to their ... Read More »

Holiday Shopping Is Better When It’s Local

holiday shopping

Spread the shop local message all holiday season long with a free downloadable resources from the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The 2017 Home Sweet Home Pros’ Edition from NRHA and Independent We Stand is a study that proves ... Read More »

Health Insurance: What You Can Do Now

health insurance

Health insurance is a hot topic. Because the Jan. 1 renewal deadline is quickly approaching, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Hardware Retailing spoke with Bob Chiesa, president and CEO of Custom Benefits Insurance Group Inc., to learn ... Read More »

Bloomington Kids Shop With Their Own Wheels

Blooming Kids Cards

At Bloomington Hardware in Bloomington, Indiana, there’s no shopper left behind. No matter the age of the customer, they deserve the best customer service, and for owner Vickie Davison, that means kids having their own cart. The cart corral near ... Read More »

10 Business Tips You Can Learn From Baseball

Business Tips

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and fans are gathering to watch their favorite teams compete for a spot in the World Series. Baseball is full of strategy, but ... Read More »