Hardware Retailing

JUN 2018

Hardware Retailing magazine is the pre-eminent how-to management magazine for small business owners and managers in the home improvement retailing industry.

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NRHA News Management Program Questions, Answered T hinking about investing in your future leaders? NRHA's Retail Management Certification Program (RMCP) is designed to enhance the retail operations knowledge of top-performing employees. It provides leaders with the skills they need to engage in strategic planning, decision-making and high-level leadership activities. Below, we answer some of retailers' most frequently asked questions about RMCP. I'm not sure how this program applies to my business. What topics does it cover? RMCP is a college-level program designed specifically for independent home improvement retailers and staff. Over six months, the program covers topics including finances, marketing, merchandising, human resources and more. I haven't been in a classroom in years. How do I know I'll be able to learn this way? This isn't a course that requires writing papers and taking tests. It involves simulations, small group activities, case studies, role-playing exercises and best practices sharing sessions that are directly applicable to your business. How is it different from any other management program? The independent home improvement industry is unique. While students come from different business types, professional backgrounds and geographic locations, everyone in the room speaks the same retail language. Because of this, the program is much more applicable to your specific professional needs than other advanced leadership training programs and courses. Join a Live Q&A June 21! Want to hear it straight from the source? On June 21, NRHA is hosting a live Q&A webinar with program graduates to allow interested retailers and their employees to ask questions in real time. Want to know more about the workload? Time commitment? Business improvement projects? Biggest challenges? This unscripted session is your chance to get honest answers. Register at TheRedT.com/rmcp-qa. November 7-9, 2018 Hotel Monaco Chicago Downtown Chicago, IL Join us at the: Hear from and meet Retail eCommerce Leaders Register TODAY! Retailers, Co-ops and Wholesalers REGISTER NOW at www.eretailersummit.com SAVE $100 with Code HR100 Manufacturers and Distributors: Interested in participating? To request your invitation contact Sonya Ruff Jarvis at 203-295-3385 or sonya@eretailersummit.com Brian Fricano Founder/CEO SustainableSupply.com Joe Derochowski The NPD Group Ryan DeChance The Grommet Alyssa Steele eBay Media Sponsors: Sponsors:

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