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The Next Chapter: 3 Business Transition Strategies to Explore

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Whether planned or unexpected, every business changes hands at some point, and most make a transition several times in the life of the operation. According to the PwC 2021 Family Business Survey, 50% of family businesses expect to increase the …

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3 Business Tips From Gina Schaefer of A Few Cool Hardware Stores

When Gina Schaefer opened her first hardware store in 2003, she had no idea what the future would bring. Shortly after shifting gears from a career in technology to owning and operating her own store, her husband Marc Friedman joined. …

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Independent Retailer Attends White House Meeting on Antitrust Issues

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Independent hardware store owner Gina Schaefer attended a meeting on antitrust issues at the White House this week as a representative for brick-and-mortar businesses. The meetings addressed the challenges entrepreneurs, brick-and-mortar retailers and other businesses face competing against tech giants.  …

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4 Ways Leading Diverse Teams Strengthens Your Business

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Retailers from all over North America came together last week to attend the North American Hardware and Paint Association’s webinar focused on the power and opportunity leading diverse teams brings independent home improvement retailers. The webinar was presented in real …

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Register Now: Learn to Lead Diverse Teams

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Does your team reflect the diversity of the community you serve? Do you want to take steps toward hiring and leading a more diverse team? Then you’ll want to mark your calendar to attend the North American Hardware and Paint …

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Independent Businesses Launch Coalition to Fight Monopolies

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A new coalition of independent businesses is urging policymakers to rein in monopolies and level the playing field that has long left independents at a competitive disadvantage. Called Small Business Rising, the coalition includes a broad and diverse cross-section of …

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Frager’s Hardware Hosts a Socially Distant Centennial

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The COVID-19 pandemic derailed initial plans for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frager’s Hardware & Garden Center, the longest continuously operating hardware store in Washington, D.C. Determined not to let the centennial pass by without recognition, the store staff organized …

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