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Poster: Why Home Improvement Is Essential

home improvement is essential

Across North America, local governments are declaring home improvement operations and their employees essential amid the COVID-19 crisis. As a valued member of the home improvement industry, you know the products you sell, the services you offer and the community …

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The Farnsworth Group Plans Webinar on COVID-19’s DIY Impact

covid-19's diy impact

Market research firm The Farnsworth Group is planning a webinar to explore how COVID-19 has impacted DIYers and their future projects. The online event will take place Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be hosted by …

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NRHA Plans Town Hall Webinar on April 22

town hall webinar

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is committed to helping independent home improvement operators become better and more profitable retailers. As COVID-19 affects retail in unprecedented ways, staying connected and sharing best practices is one of the most important …

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FTC Warns of COVID-19 Small Business Scams

covid-19 small business scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned the public about several scams related to COVID-19 that could potentially harm your independent home improvement operation. Read about some of the most common small business scams and what you can do to …

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Get Answers to Your COVID-19 Insurance Questions

health insurance FAQ

Are you aware of your health insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic? Hardware Retailing spoke with Bob Chiesa, president and CEO of Custom Benefits Insurance Group, Inc. to gain answers to some frequently asked questions regarding insurance benefits during this …

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National Hardware Show Offers CARES Act Webinar

cares act webinar

The National Hardware Show is presenting a live webinar covering what small businesses need to know about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The webinar is scheduled to take place April 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 …

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COVID-19 Response: Prioritizing Employee Safety

Dishke

Rapid adaptation has been the story of David Dishke’s home improvement business as COVID-19 spreads throughout the world. “Things are changing daily, if not hourly,” Dishke says. He owns Grand River Home Hardware in Caledonia, Ontario, and Sayer Home Hardware …

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Navigating CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

Signed into law March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes nearly $350 billion in federal assistance through a small business loan program. Offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims …

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