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How a Culture of Wellness Leads to Better Businesses

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Getting sick is a part of life. But for retailers, sick or injured employees can lead to extra costs and a loss of productivity and efficiency. In 2019, independent research group Integrated Benefits Institute found that illness-related work absences cost …

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Ask the Right Questions to Create Your Strategic Plan

For a strategic plan to effectively guide you into the future, it must take a comprehensive look at your business. The questions you ask about your business will be the starting point for knowing your strengths and weaknesses.  Robert Debs, …

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How DIYers Are Handling Product Shortages

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The Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) recently partnered with The Farnsworth Group to track sentiments among homeowners in the midst of continuing supply chain issues, increasing prices and product shortages.  The survey included homeowners who choose to complete projects themselves …

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Creative Additions to Your Company’s Wellness Program

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While perks like health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 401(k) accounts are important to offer employees, companies can go above and beyond for their staff by providing a comprehensive wellness program that includes resources to improve mental and …

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NRF Forecasts 6 to 8% Retail Sales Growth in 2022

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The National Retail Federation (NRF) released its annual forecast, predicting a 6 to 8 percent growth in U.S. retail sales to more than $4.86 trillion in 2022. Nonstore and online sales year-over-year, which are included in the total figure, are …

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Houzz Releases 2022 State of the Industry Report

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In its annual State of the Industry Report, Houzz reviewed data and looked at industry performance from 2021 and provided an outlook for 2022. The report found that companies across the home improvement industry are confident in what 2022 will …

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Preventing Pesky Pests With Animal Traps Rentals

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Customers at Beisswenger’s in New Brighton, Minnesota, have access to an unusual but necessary product for rent—live animal traps. The store rents live traps for a more humane trapping and removal process for mice, voles, chipmunks, rats, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, …

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U.S. Inflation Continues to Soar

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Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers jumped 0.8 percent in February after an increase of 0.6 percent in January. The U.S. inflation rate over the last 12 months …

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