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3 Reasons to Welcome Pets Into Your Store

Pets in store

Going beyond stocking its shelves with pet products, Strosniders Hardware has welcomed furry friends into its stores. Strosniders, which has three locations in Maryland, has allowed customers to bring pets into its locations for about 15 years, a policy that …

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U.S. Small Businesses Offered Tax Credit to Offset Vaccine Costs

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President Biden is urging all employers to offer paid time off for employees to receive or recover from the COVID-19 vaccine by offering a special tax credit to offset those costs. Signed into law as part of the American Rescue …

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4 Ways Leading Diverse Teams Strengthens Your Business

leading diverse teams

Retailers from all over North America came together last week to attend the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s webinar focused on the power and opportunity leading diverse teams brings independent home improvement retailers. The webinar was presented in real …

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Small Businesses Prioritized in Latest Round of Paycheck Protection Program

SBA

The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding opened in January, and now, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is taking steps to prioritize lending to small businesses. To achieve this, the administration will: Establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan …

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OHSA Issues New Guidance Against COVID-19

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In its report ,  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides updated guidance on safety measures and health standards employers should follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, listing the following as necessary steps: Conduct a hazard assessment. Identify control measures …

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Choosing the Best Personality Assessment for Your Team

You may have heard about the benefits of personality assessment tools — they can help you understand the behaviors and character traits of your employees. Used correctly, these tools can strengthen your company culture and promote a healthy team environment. …

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Paycheck Protection Program to Reopen Jan. 11

paycheck protection program jan. 11

Beginning Jan. 11, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will again be open to businesses adversely affected by COVID-19, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has confirmed. The program will be available to new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. The SBA …

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What a Turbulent Year Is Teaching Retailers

essential insights

In the final weeks of 2020, it was clear COVID-19 had affected every person in some way: physically, financially, emotionally. Amid the volatility of the year, U.S. retail sales rose and fell dramatically and ultimately ended on a positive note …

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