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Chalk Displays Bring DIY Attitude Into Store

Adding a new niche or category can sometimes present challenges that require a little elbow grease to solve. Nearly three years ago, Petersburg Hardware in Petersburg, Indiana, moved to a new location which grew the salesfloor by more than 20,000 …

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5 Questions to Ask About Your Online Marketing

With the end of the year approaching, it’s a good time to look back over 2018 and think about what worked and what didn’t in your marketing strategy. An online presence has become increasingly important for businesses. If you have …

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Retailer Hops on Train to Help Museum, Community

The community of Granby, Colorado, looks forward to the Christmas model train exhibit set up by the Grand County Railroad Club. Recently, the club secured land that will allow it to keep the display up all year, will feature a …

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6 Ways to Appeal to Eco-Conscious Consumers

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Many customers today have greener expectations for the businesses they choose to shop. While you don’t need to reinvent your entire business to appeal to this demographic, you can make small changes to your operation that show your eco-conscious side. …

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Conveying Leadership

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Great independent home improvement leaders break the mold. They inspire teams with motivational pep talks, individually mentor employees or stay behind the scenes to ensure a business stays profitable. Effective, focused leadership …

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Build a Base With Foundations of Leadership

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If you are looking for a training program to give your new managers or supervisors insight into their leadership skills, the NRHA Foundations of Leadership Program is a solid place to start.  The 16-week online program is designed to prepare …

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Build Your Own Chalkboard Stack Displays

At Petersburg Hardware, store manager Eric Smith needed new merchandising displays for large quantities of feed, so he decided to build his own. Use this step-by-step guide to build your own stack displays with attached chalkboard signage to call attention …

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Runnings Refocuses Ladies Night

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for customers who shop for their home, farm and outdoor needs at any of 41 Runnings locations in seven states, the annual Ladies Night is linked with a special cause. The event …

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