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3 Quick Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected

Prepare Unexpected

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many business operators to test their agility to the extreme. There have been numerous stories about retailers supporting their community members with supplies to stay safe at home and providing frontline workers with supplies to …

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NRHA Offers Free Access to Paid Online Retail Training Courses

NRHA Online Training

As home improvement retailers navigate the changing landscape of retail during COVID-19, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) is here to support essential businesses. NRHA is waiving membership fees for retailers who would like to register for NRHA’s online …

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4 Steps to Effective Communication

Effective Communication

In the home improvement industry, many operations are family businesses with several generations of tradition impacting decision-making. When it’s time for the previous generation to pass the baton to the next, sometimes tradition and discomfort about change can get in …

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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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6 Questions to Ask When Choosing Advisers

When hiring staff, most retailers put a great deal of effort into the application process to make sure they’ve found the right person. Choosing your business advisers is equally important. These are the people you rely on to help you …

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How to Be Successful with Buy Online, Pickup in Store

Home improvement retailers who talk about their competition these days inevitably include Amazon on the list. Fortunately, there are many ways to compete against this formidable retailer. One of the tactics many retailers are now pursuing is by offering a …

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