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2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Each year, the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) Cost of Doing Business Study delivers data and insights that allow retailers to increase their profits and strategize for the future. NHPA is now inviting hardware store, home center, lumberyard and paint and decorating outlet retailers to participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study.

The final day to submit your operation’s financial data is June 30. Survey participants will receive a free copy of the study ($499 value), a personalized financial analysis with their company’s financial results compared to industry averages, a what-if scenario generator to calculate how small changes can make a big impact and their company’s financial ratios and other financial metrics.

For more than 100 years, NHPA has collected information from independent retailers for the study. Individual financial data is held in strict confidentiality, and financial and operational data will only be published in aggregate.


How to Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study

Participate in the 2022 Cost of Doing Business Study to receive free access to the study’s results and a personalized financial analysis and to help other retailers like you. Choose from one of four easy ways listed below to share your information.

Upload It
Complete the online Cost of Doing Business Study form and upload your 2021 year-end financial documents.

Email It
Send your company information and 2021 year-end financial statements to NHPA CFO David Gowan at dgowan@yournhpa.org.

Mail the Survey
Print and complete the survey using your 2021 year-end financial data and mail it to NHPA.

Mail Statements
Fill out the company information section of the survey, attach a copy of your 2021 year-end financial statements and mail them to NHPA.

NHPA’s Mailing Address:
Attn: CODB Coordinator NHPA
1025 E. 54th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

About Julie Leinwand

Julie Leinwand is the Corporate Communications Manager and Editor for NHPA. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys baking fanciful desserts and spending time with her puppies and husband.

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