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America’s Main Streets Contest Honors Local Business

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Starting today, you can nominate your favorite Main Street in the U.S. as part of the third annual America’s Main Streets contest. Organized by Independent We Stand, this program awards $25,000 and additional prizes to a deserving Main Street in …

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Legislative Report: Small Businesses Taking on Taxes

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. To keep retailers more informed about the legislative issues that may impact their businesses, Hardware Retailing will be providing regular updates in future issues and online. Online retail sales continue …

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Comment Period Open on Proposed Small Business Health Care Rules

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In October, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that asked the Department of Labor to establish rules to allow small businesses within the same industry or geographic area to form associations across state lines to access less expensive health …

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Affluent Consumers Opt to Shop Small, Avoid Malls

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Spending growth at small businesses has outpaced big-box chains in the past two years and affluent consumers are contributing to the growth, according to Bloomberg. When consumers aren’t shopping online, they are seeking out businesses that provide personal connections and …

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Speller’s True Value Invests in the Community

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Click the image above to view a full PDF. Casting the Right Spell Since the 1960s, the east side of Waterloo, Iowa, hasn’t seen very much economic activity other than restaurants and convenience stores. Allen Speller and his father, Wendell, …

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Industry Groups, Retailers, Lawmakers Divided on Tax Reform

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 passed its tax reform bill, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” sending the bill to the Senate for consideration, which is also deliberating its own tax reform bill, The New York …

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Facebook Community Boost Aims to Help Small Businesses Profit

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Facebook Community Boost, a new program that aims to help small business employees learn how to use Facebook to connect with customers and increase business, will sweep through 30 U.S. cities in the next year, USA Today reports. Facebook plans to …

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Small Businesses Unsure About Health Care

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Health care in the U.S. has been a prominent conversation in the media in recent weeks, and small businesses and how health care legislation currently impacts them are often involved. In a recent report by The New York Times, small …

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