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Small Businesses Are the Essential Economy

Small Business Economy

Small businesses are often called the backbone of the American economy, but never has that truth been clearer than during this pandemic. In addition to sickening millions of people, the outbreak abruptly crippled much of the global economy. The downturn …

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Get Powerful Insights With the 2020 Cost of Doing Business Study

Cost of Doing Business Study

There are only days left to contribute your operation’s financial data to the annual Cost of Doing Business Study. Learn more about the study and submit your data before July 15. Tracking each aspect of your business’s performance is more …

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Canadian Headlines for Retailers: June 1

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Hardlines is keeping Canadian retailers informed on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their home improvement stores. Check back each week for an update on the latest headlines affecting home improvement retail in Canada. BSIABC Donates Meals to Health Care Workers The …

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House Passes Updated Paycheck Protection Program Legislation

paycheck protection program

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill May 28 that amends provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give small businesses more time to pay off the loans and more flexibility in how the money is used. The …

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Why Banking Local Matters Just as Much as Buying Local

Local Banking

As a small business owner, you practice what you preach. You buy local, eat local, and when you go on that hard-earned vacation, you even sleep local. But do you bank local? In honor of Community Banking Month this April, …

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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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Harness the Power of Email Marketing

email marketing

A new article from email marketing resource Campaign Monitor highlights the ways strategic email marketing campaigns can bring fresh results for all industries, including independent home improvement. Check out some of the key highlights from the report below and explore …

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10 Ways to Be a Shop-Local Superhero

shop local

In a retail world dominated by big boxes and online shopping, it’s important to remind customers that local shops still exist and brick-and-mortar stores have a vital place in this world. The shop-local movement shows the positive impact that buying …

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