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Think Outside The Big Box

Think Outside The Big Box

It’s lunchtime at Franklin’s (True Value) Hardware Store on a Wednesday afternoon in Woodland Hills, CA and the parking lot behind the store is pretty full.

Family Businesses Learn to Adapt to Keep Thriving

For family-owned businesses, the statistics are daunting. According to the Family Business Institute, only about 30 percent survive beyond the founder’s generation, and just 12 percent make it to a third. For this small-business guide, we talked to the owners of several businesses that have beaten the odds.

In the era of big boxes, a day for the little guy.

It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends. But when a steady stream of customers began coming through the door before the family-owned Chagrin Hardware had even opened for the day on Saturday, it was clear that it had turned into much more than that.

Price Hardware – A Haven for Husbands AND Wives

Though Price Hardware has been a family owned and operated business for more than six decades, they are anything but traditional. John and Carol Price are flipping the switch on the hardware industry – their store, once dedicated strictly to power tools, has recently welcomed tea kettles and china.

Family Owned, Customer Oriented, Community Preferred

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and there’s a lot to look forward to: family, food comas and Small Business Saturday. Sure, the big boxes have a few great sales, but who really wants to go shopping at midnight after spending an entire day watching football and eating into oblivion? Here’s an idea – sleep in on Friday and celebrate Small Business Saturday at businesses like East Grand Fork Hardware.

Independent We Stand
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