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10 Wins on Small Business Saturday

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The holiday shopping season will be here before you know it. On Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday will draw millions of shoppers to independent retailers in their communities—and you won’t want to miss out. Here are 10 ways to capitalize …

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10 Trusty Tools for Your Tool Belt

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You probably always have your favorite hammer, your trusty jigsaw and your adjustable wrench all within arm’s reach, but don’t forget some other critical tools to help your business blow the competition out of the water. Check out this list …

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10 Blasts From Hardware Retailing’s Past

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Over more than a century, Hardware Retailing has adapted to the times to help independent retailers like you stay on the forefront of emerging industry trends and technology to find new paths to success. From profiles of enterprising young retailers …

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10 Ways to Conquer a New Location

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Earlier this year, Scott Ward, co-owner of the Fix and Feed family of farm and hardware stores, opened a store in Quinlan, Texas, which is the company’s fourth location in the state. While you don’t need superpowers to pull off …

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10 Retail Lessons From Great Recipes for Your Business

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On the surface, you might not think great recipes can teach you much about how to run your independent home improvement business. In fact, your family’s cherished recipes provide fantastic insights into the finer points of retail excellence. Review these …

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How I Did It: Began Operating a 24/7 Store

PRO HARDWARE

Trust PRO Hardware in Indianapolis has an unusual claim to fame in the home improvement industry: 24/7 hours. Owner Adam Taylor opened the store in 2012 in a 3,200-square-foot space. Early on, he experimented with operating between 5 a.m. and …

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In Case You Missed It: Great Lessons From the Past Year of Hardware Retailing

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Operating an independent home improvement business is no small feat. Even though your store hours may say one thing, you know that thinking of how to better your operation doesn’t stop, even when the doors are locked and the lights …

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10 Ways NRHA Helps You Solve the Retail Puzzle

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Running a successful home improvement business requires a lot of time and energy. In addition to stocking the shelves with innovative new products, you also need to educate your staff, hone your leadership skills and find ways to stand out …

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