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Empower Your Team to Think Like Entrepreneurs

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As a small business leader, you possess certain skills that are inherent to being a successful leader. While you may do your best to find team members with similar capabilities and potential, you likely have some associates who need encouragement ... Read More »

SBA Accepting Nominations for 2019 Small Business Week Awards

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now accepting nominations for its 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. “Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s ... Read More »

America’s Main Streets Contest Honors Local Business

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Starting today, you can nominate your favorite Main Street in the U.S. as part of the third annual America’s Main Streets contest. Organized by Independent We Stand, this program awards $25,000 and additional prizes to a deserving Main Street in ... Read More »

Legislative Report: Small Businesses Taking on Taxes

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. To keep retailers more informed about the legislative issues that may impact their businesses, Hardware Retailing will be providing regular updates in future issues and online. Online retail sales continue ... Read More »

Comment Period Open on Proposed Small Business Health Care Rules

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In October, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that asked the Department of Labor to establish rules to allow small businesses within the same industry or geographic area to form associations across state lines to access less expensive health ... Read More »

Affluent Consumers Opt to Shop Small, Avoid Malls

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Spending growth at small businesses has outpaced big-box chains in the past two years and affluent consumers are contributing to the growth, according to Bloomberg. When consumers aren’t shopping online, they are seeking out businesses that provide personal connections and ... Read More »

Speller’s True Value Invests in the Community

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. Casting the Right Spell Since the 1960s, the east side of Waterloo, Iowa, hasn’t seen very much economic activity other than restaurants and convenience stores. Allen Speller and his father, Wendell, ... Read More »

Industry Groups, Retailers, Lawmakers Divided on Tax Reform

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 passed its tax reform bill, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” sending the bill to the Senate for consideration, which is also deliberating its own tax reform bill, The New York ... Read More »