January 18, 2021
In this episode of Taking Care of Business, Dan chats with Jonathan Mize, the CEO and president of Blish-Mize Co., to discuss the distributor's 150th anniversary and how it has adapted to doing business in this new era. We will also talk about the company's upcoming Dealer Market, which is scheduled as an in-person event this March.
"Let That Sink In" by Lee Rosevere
"Puzzle Pieces" by Lee Rosevere
January 4, 2021
In 2020, the concept of supporting small businesses took the spotlight. So as we start 2021, we sat down with Stacy Mitchell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance to talk about how we can translate that heightened support for small business into action. We also learn what independent retailers can do to help level the playing field with the big corporate retailers.
December 21, 2020
Rounding out the year for the Taking Care of Business podcast, we welcome NHPA President and CEO Bob Cutter and LeAnn Day, NHPA's executive director of paint and decorating programs, to talk about the association's expanded membership and what is in store for hardware, paint and decorating retailers in 2021.
December 7, 2020
In our penultimate episode of 2020, Dan Tratensek sits down with The Farnsworth Group's Jim Robisch to reflect on the unique year that was 2020 and look forward to what 2021 might have in store for the industry.
November 23, 2020
On today's episode we chat with industry veteran, author, marketer and consultant Sonya Ruff Jarvis. Sonya, shares her unique insights into the importance of addressing diversity and inclusion within your operation and shares some best practices for marketing your small business.
November 9, 2020
Today, we talk to Darrin Stern from Koelnmesse Inc., which produces the International Hardware Fair and the SPOGA/GAFA lawn and garden show. Both these global events are going full-steam ahead for 2021 and Darrin will share how they plan on doing this safely and why North American attendees and exhibitors should make these shows part of their New Year's plans.
September 21, 2020
On this edition of Taking Care of Business, we talk to Emily DeMarco from the National Hardware Show. She shares what attendees and exhibitors can expect from this year's virtual event, scheduled for Oct. 12-15. To register or demo the event, head to www.nationalhardwareshow.com.
August 31, 2020
On this episode, we talk with Marc Hamer, Orgill Inc.’s first-ever Chief Digital and Information Officer to learn about how one of the industry’s oldest wholesalers is fully embracing technology to drive growth and create operational efficiencies.
August 31, 2020
In the final installment of our series on this year’s Young Retailer of the Year Awards, we talk to Scott Wright, executive director of NRHA’s Retail Leadership Institute, about the impact of the awards, what they represent and what everyone can learn from watching them.
August 24, 2020
On this episode, we chat with 2020 Young Retailer of the Year honoree Cody Goeppner from Bleyhl Co-Op in Grandview, Washington. We also speak to Teesee Murray from Epicor, one of this year’s program sponsors.