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Are You Looking to Sell? Valuation Is the First Step

NHPA Retail Marketplace Valuation

Are you looking to sell your business, but you don’t know where to start? The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has launched a new service to help home improvement owners looking to sell their businesses. Gary Pittsford, CFP®, …

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5 Tenets for Successful Employee Training

tenets employee training

Employee development and training programs are crucial to keeping your employees engaged, growing and learning. They also help retain quality employees, improve customer service and add to your operation’s bottom line. Each of these five tenets should be a part of …

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Look Outside: Employee Development Programs From Other Industries

Employee Development Programs

Along with looking for best practices from fellow home improvement retailers, it can be beneficial to look outside the industry to see what other businesses are doing for training and development and what principles apply to your operation. Here, we …

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HR Professionals Lack Resources to Implement Workplace Mental Health Programs

workplace mental health

According to the Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 94 percent of human resource professionals believe that employers offering mental health resources can improve the overall health of its employees. …

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Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Each year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study delivers data and insights that allow retailers to increase their profits and strategize for the future. NHPA is now inviting hardware store, home center, lumberyard …

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Company Leaders Share Advice for Taking on a Managerial Role

Bleyhl Co-Op True Value

Before he even knew his nephew Peter Parker was Spider-Man, Uncle Ben shared a wise bit of advice with Peter, telling him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” His words are great advice not only for someone starting out their …

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Leadership Development Strategies for Your Operation

Tom Bowling owner of Hoover Paint

Strong leadership is a vital component of a prosperous business because it provides an operation with direction and purpose while cultivating a positive, productive work culture. There are many ways to build and improve leadership in a company; successful strategies …

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8 Retailers Attend NHPA Management Program After Receiving Scholarships From STIHL Inc.

Stihl scholarships

Eight home improvement retailers from across the nation recently graduated from the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) after each received a $5,000 scholarship to attend the program from Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc. RMCP …

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