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Navigating CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

CARES Act Loans for Small Businesses

Signed into law March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes nearly $350 billion in federal assistance through a small business loan program. Offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims …

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Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19 Disruption

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COVID-19 presents stressors and uncertainty for every individual. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided tips on how people can protect their mental health. Read highlights from the CDC’s overview below. For more information, visit the CDC …

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COVID-19 Guidance for States and Provinces

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As the effects of COVID-19 touch every aspect of retail, some U.S. states and Canadian provinces are declaring home improvement stores “essential” and allowing them to remain open to continue serving communities. On this page, find COVID-19 information for each …

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Independent We Stand Promotes Local Shopping During COVID-19

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Shop-local movement Independent We Stand is offering free resources to help small businesses keep sales strong during the impact of COVID-19. The organization recently released a list of five ways customers can support small businesses. Among the organization’s tips is …

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COVID-19 News and Resources for Retailers

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Hardware Retailing and the North American Retail Hardware Association are committed to helping retailers stay agile and safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On this page, find a continually updated collection of COVID-19 resources for retailers, including news, retailer …

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Retailers Across North America Remain Resourceful Amid COVID-19

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As local and federal lawmakers across North America issue guidance to stay at home, many are permitting hardware and home improvement stores to remain open to serve their communities. Read about retailers from across North America who are continuing to …

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COVID-19 Prompts Major Shift in Retail Operations

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On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the first in more than a decade. As the number of confirmed cases surpassed 3,100 people in 49 states, governments, communities and businesses of all sizes have been forced …

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5 Uncomfortable Retail Realities Bringing New Opportunities

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You’ve felt the winds of change. In this new decade, retail realities that once seemed like figments of the imagination are now commonplace. Robots work alongside humans in big boxes, and customers can have an entire shopping experience on the …

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