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Exploring COVID-19’s Effect on Construction Projects

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Amid COVID-19, market research firm The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute have hosted regular webinars for home improvement retailers, vendors and channel partners to explore how the pandemic was impacting DIYers and contractors. In a recent session, …

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Keep Business on Course With Employee Development

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Julie Schweber, senior knowledge adviser with the Society for Human Resource Management, says keeping your business on track during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. One way to maintain continuity with your business is by upholding traditional HR activities, like performance …

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Get Powerful Insights With the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business Study

There are only days left to contribute your operation’s financial data to the annual Cost of Doing Business Study. Learn more about the study and submit your data before July 15. Tracking each aspect of your business’s performance is more …

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3 Expert Views on COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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Summertime in North America is traditionally a season of momentum for the home improvement industry. Construction crews take advantage of warm weather to build new homes and offices. Families spend more time outdoors, discovering small projects—a doorknob to replace, pavers …

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How Friedman’s Home Improvement Used an ERP System to Enrich Company Culture

For more than 70 years, Friedman’s Home Improvement has sought new ways to serve its California customers. With four locations and a diverse customer base that includes weekend DIYers, professional builders and every trade in between, the Friedman’s team is …

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5 Uncomfortable Retail Realities Bringing New Opportunities

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You’ve felt the winds of change. In this new decade, retail realities that once seemed like figments of the imagination are now commonplace. Robots work alongside humans in big boxes, and customers can have an entire shopping experience on the …

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Your Web Presence Can Make or Break Sales

Understanding how home improvement customers research products online and ultimately make their purchases is critical. As customers begin to expect more online interaction from the businesses they shop, discover how you can position your website for ongoing success. The 2019 …

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New ERP System Promotes Culture at Friedman’s Home Improvement

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At Friedman’s Home Improvement, a chain of northern California home improvement centers, a new ERP system is helping employees at all levels solidify their commitment to a positive workplace culture. President and CEO Barry Friedman says the process of implementing …

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