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Author Archives: Renee Changnon

Are You Aware of Your Health Insurance Options?

As a business owner, you understand the importance of offering competitive wages and a solid employee benefits package to attract and retain talented employees. However, finding affordable group health insurance can be difficult. Whether you just want to look at ... Read More »

5 Ways to Network at the National Hardware Show®

network

The National Hardware Show® is quickly approaching and thousands of independent retailers will be flocking to Las Vegas to attend the annual event. While most attendees will be on the hunt for the latest products to add to their inventory, another ... Read More »

Hardware Operations Shine on Annual Road Trip

By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org A Taste of Independence As an independent retailer, you most likely strive to patronize other local businesses in your community. From quirky coffee shops to independent book stores, it’s important to support independent establishments. When you ... Read More »

Participate in the 2019 Cost of Doing Business Study

2019 cost of doing business study

Do you ever wonder how your operation compares financially to other retailers across the country? Are you curious about the deciding factors that separate an average business from a high-profit operation? If these are questions you ask yourself as you ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Barbecue and Small Business Make Lasting Impressions

small businesses

Last week, I was invited to join the team from Independent We Stand on the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip as a representative for the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Over the span of a week, ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: There’s No Place Like Kansas City

Kansas City

After wrapping up Day 4 in St. Louis for Independent We Stand‘s Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to make our way to the last stop of the five-day trip: Kansas City, Missouri. Day ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Family and Community Unite in St. Louis

St. Louis

After wrapping up Day 3 in Memphis, our team had already met many inspiring small business owners through the Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, but we were eager to see what St. Louis would have to offer ... Read More »

Hit the Road With Renee: Memphis Independents Embrace Growth

Memphis independents

At the midpoint of the Independent We Stand Great American Red, White and Q Road Trip, our group was ready to continue the journey from Day 2 in Nashville to our third location: Memphis, Tennessee. What made this visit so ... Read More »