The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
With millions of Americans suddenly having to adjust to working from home, here are four realistic things small business owners can do to help employees — and themselves — make the most of this situation.
With the CARES Act signed into law, small business owners will have access to some $377 billion in emergency grants, forgivable loans and more.
Nationwide Marketing Group has undertaken several advocacy initiatives on behalf of members at the state level. This blog contains templates and resources for members to participate in those efforts as well.
The latest coronavirus updates on areas where known restrictions are in place and information for state and local authorities are available.
The recently-passed Phase 2 Coronavirus relief bill centers around providing paid emergency leave for employees. Here’s what it means for independet retail.
Nationwide Marketing Group is actively collecting and updating this coronavirus live blog with the latest resources for independent retail business owners.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly throughout the United States forcing local governments to make some difficult decisions on keeping schools and businesses open. Here’s what you can do to prepare your retail location in its response to this outbreak.
The High Point Market Authority announced plans to postpone its Sprine 2020 Market, scheduled for April 25-29, over concerns of the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19.
A look back at some of the key figures and data that came out of Nationwide Marketing Group’s February 2020 PrimeTime show in Houston.
With the rampant spreading of the coronavirus across the U.S., organizations and businesses from coast to coast have been forced to decide if they should delay their trade shows or canceling them altogether.
How Nationwide Marketing Group’s exclusive partnerships help independents create the perfect smart home retail experience.
With products that occupy nearly every room, the connected home category has upended consumers’ traditional expectations for delivery and installation.
In order to provide customers the trust they deserve when engaging with your store, you must attract and retain employees that can perform at a high level. Unfortunately, this is one of retails greatest challenges today.
Science has proven over and over again that shoppers are attracted to retail experiences that pull on their senses — and the outdoor category has a way of touching all five.
Used properly, a point of sale system can turn a struggling retailer’s business around in no time and help a more successful retailer thrive.
Wanting to create a shopping journey that would help customers find the mattress that’s best for them, Snooze Mattress Co. turned to the REVEAL Mattress Recommendation system by XSENSOR technology.
Audio America, a premium distributor of consumer electronics products, has acquired Consumer Electronics Distributors, Inc., an A/V and specialty electronics distributor.
The evolution of the Nationwide Marketing Group eXchange platform is the result of feedback from Members and the efforts of the NMG digital team to create a product that’s as efficient and effective as possible for our Members.
CES 2020 marked the fifth year in a row that I had the opportunity to attend North America’s largest trade show and one of the most influential consumer technology shows on the planet. The technology world — or at least a large chunk of it, anyway — descends upon Las...
Between the looming threat of tariffs and whispers of a possible economic slowdown, retailers certainly have a lot to worry about and plenty of pressure on their bottom lines. It’s easy, then, to lose focus of the hidden opportunities that can help improve sales. As...
Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the value that I provide to my customers?” Keep in mind, value isn’t all about price. Rather, value may come in the form of the overall shopping experience at your store, interactions with sales team associates or the types of...
Over the past several years, major home appliance manufacturers have invested heavily to simplify the connectivity and convenience of appliances in the kitchen, with a promise that connected appliances will better unite this family gathering place with the rest of the...
With traditional retailers jumping into the lease-to-own (LTO) or lease purchase transaction and trying to capture that elusive customer who cannot qualify for or does not want additional credit, it is more important than ever for traditional brick and mortar...