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NRHA Data Reveals COVID-19’s Home Improvement Impact

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To understand how COVID-19, shelter-in-place restrictions and customers’ new expectations for safe, reliable home improvement shopping were impacting the industry, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) recently deployed the COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. In total, nearly 300 independent home …

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3 Ways to Manage Crisis Through Leadership

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Great leaders rise up in times like this. They elevate because leadership excellence in times of crisis is very much the same as it is in normal times. However, no one is perfect, and there are some nuances to crisis …

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Target to Offer $15 Minimum Wage

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Target has announced plans to increase its minimum wage for employees to $15 per hour, up from its current rate of $13, CNN reports. The new pay rate will apply to 275,000 part-time and full-time employees at its retail spaces, …

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Keep Business on Course With Employee Development

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Julie Schweber, senior knowledge adviser with the Society for Human Resource Management, says keeping your business on track during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical. One way to maintain continuity with your business is by upholding traditional HR activities, like performance …

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Executive Order Causes Concern for California Retailers

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An executive order signed into law by California governor Gavin Newsom in April is causing concern among many independent home improvement operators in the state, who say the law is ambiguous and lowers the margins on thousands of common home …

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Resources for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

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As a part of the CARES Act, small businesses across the U.S. were able to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help stabilize their businesses amid COVID-19. Since the program’s start, more than 4 million loans have been …

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Get Paycheck Protection Program Answers

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Though Paycheck Protection Program funds are still available to small businesses struggling amid economic hardships brought on by COVID-19, some borrowers and lenders are concerned about ambiguous terms of the loans. In an effort to help answer small business owners’ …

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NRF Issues Guidance for Retailers as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

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The National Retail Federation has released guidance for all retailers as cities, states and provinces begin to relax some COVID-19 restrictions. Called Operation Open Doors, the plan offers helpful insight into how to implement safe social distancing protocols and how …

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