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Promoting the Value of a First Job to Potential Employees

Finding quality employees who stay long term and have the potential to become a next-generation store leader is a concern independent home improvement retailers express to the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Recruiting members of Generation Z—who are the …

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3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

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Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra …

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Lowe’s Launches DIY Home Improvement Training Program

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Lowe’s recently launched a program called The UpSkill Project that trains consumers on the skills they need to complete DIY home improvement projects, the company reports. The program will send Lowe’s employees to 40 communities in the U.S. to teach nearly 200 consumers the …

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Millennials Want a Retail Experience

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Millennials and the generation group after them, Gen Z, make up nearly half of the U.S. population, which is good news for the retail sector, according to a recent Forbes article. However, Forbes says that the economic environment that this …

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Application Deadline Extended for NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program

Foundations of Leadership Program

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) has extended the application deadline for the Fall 2017 Foundations of Leadership Program until Friday, July 21. Ideal candidates for the program are employees who are new to management or are looking to …

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Hardware Store Home to Archery Range

Social Circle Ace Hardware in Social Circle, Georgia, has found one of its newer niches to be right on target. Since 2012, the hardware destination has also been home to an archery pro shop and program. With the addition of …

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Build Your Business With Industry-Specific Leadership Training

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You work hard every day to propel your business forward, and one crucial element to ensure continuous improvement is to invest in leadership training for your top performers. There are a variety of books, online resources and industry training opportunities available. …

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5 Small Business Marketing Tips

Small Business Marketing

Small business marketing can help you develop and support the brand of your operation. Forbes recently published a list of five quick tips to manage small business marketing, and these pointers can be applied to any independent home improvement operation. Here is …

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