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Safety in Your Operation, From Reset to New Construction

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A pyramid display of window cleaner at the end of an aisle can be an eye-catching reminder for customers who have been meaning to shine up their windows. But one stray jacket zipper catching the sprayer of a poorly built display …

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Pay Attention to These Financial Warning Signs

Many small business owners struggle to identify financial pitfalls or get help before problems become disastrous for their retail operations. Attorney R. Scott Williams from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell took questions on issues that signal danger and what to do …

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Create Digital Leads the Easy Way With Pointy

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Pointy, an NRHA business services partner, can help you strengthen your online presence with each and every sale you make. By connecting to your barcode scanner and POS system, Pointy technology captures each item you sell or scan so it …

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6 Components of a Strong Leader

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How do you identify a worker in your operation who is ready to be a leader? You may have team members already on staff who can fill shift supervisor and assistant manager roles, so take some time to build up …

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How I Did It: Sharing Profits With Employees

The associates who interact with your customers on the salesfloor, offer their advice on products and projects and keep a store running are the lifeblood of the home improvement industry. To reward employees who contribute to sales growth, Island Hardware …

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5 Ways to Find New Products

If you want a good strategy for growing your business, you should always be searching for new products. New products help differentiate your business from your competitors, they often offer high margins, they get your customers excited about shopping and …

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Ramp Up Your Seasonal Merchandising Displays

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One way to improve impulse sales and an effective way to cross-merchandise is to create displays according to seasons or holidays. While Christmas and Halloween make for popular, eye-catching merchandising opportunities, be sure to also highlight general seasons and other, …

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The Value of Public Gardens and How Your Business Can Give Back

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In many communities throughout the U.S., there are bastions of preservation, from community parks to certified historical sites. No matter their form, these places require care from experts and support from their local communities to continue operating. Sometimes, caretakers are …

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