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Use Training to Improve 4 Aspects of Your Business

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Employee training is essential to any business, and it doesn’t always need to be time-consuming. As a way to kick-start or supplement your employee training efforts, the North American Retail Hardware Association …

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Woods Hardware Wins $100K for Business Improvement Project

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org A Winning Idea Matt Woods, president and CEO of his family business Woods Hardware in Cincinnati, had an exciting idea for improving his operation. However, like many retailers, money …

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Retailer Gets Kids Into Nature

Grabill Hardware brings kids together to play in the dirt. In March each year, the business in Grabill, Indiana, hosts a Kids’ Seed Planting Day, and the event attracts more than 200 children from the community, which is quite a …

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Competitive as an Employer

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Finding ways to remain a competitive employer is crucial. Across industries, finding qualified employees is often listed as a top challenge for business owners. As a retailer, you may find yourself concerned with how you can keep up with your …

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NRHA Program Facilitates Mentorship

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Mentorship can play a large role for an individual at any step of their professional journey, says Paula Coate, manager of Hagersville Home Hardware in Hagersville, Ontario. Her mentor and boss, David Dishke, who also owns Grand River Home Hardware …

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Store Stocks up for Nature Group

Sometimes it’s important to take a look around and be inspired by what you have to help your community. Ace Hardware & Sports general manager Daniel Buzzell joined a community leadership group which was part of his chamber of commerce …

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Spread the Word: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes a Difference

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Do the people in your area realize that where they spend their home improvement dollars makes a significant impact on their communities? When homeowners, other DIYers and professionals shop at your store or other independent home improvement businesses, seven times …

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5 Financial Points You Should Be Watching

When it comes to the financial side of your business, are you paying close attention to the metrics that have a large impact on your bottom line? Below are five ways participating in the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) …

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