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Expert Q&A: How to Prepare a Business to Sell

Accurately assessing the value of a business is challenging but important for preparing a store to sell and setting a realistic asking price. Hardware Retailing spoke with Gary Pittsford, president and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors in Indianapolis, to get advice …

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Are You Ready to Sell?

Are you ready to sell a business? In the August issue of Hardware Retailing, we talked with four owners who had recently sold a business, or are in the process of selling a business. They talked about their experiences and …

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Employees Use Shyft App to Trade Hours


For the past year, hourly employees at restaurants and chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Old Navy have been able to personally find and schedule coworkers to cover their work shifts  by using a new app called Shyft. Rather than penciling in doctor’s appointments and vacation …

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My Business Is Liable for What?

Business owners often struggle to protect their enterprises against a wide range of employment-related issues, such as employee discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and retaliation. Finding the right balance between effective risk management and affordable employment practices liability insurance is more …

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Being Ready When Disaster Strikes

Home improvement stores are often one of the first places people go to prepare for and recover from a natural disaster. Retailers who want to provide a service to their customers should make careful note to stock up on emergency …

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5 Studies and Reports to Help Your Business


All smart decisions are based on research, be it product development, marketing strategies or financial decisions. It’s important to look for trends, industry best practices and any other data that supports those decisions. At the North American Retail Hardware Association …

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