Small Business Saturday 2014 – Think Outside the (Big) Box

It’s only mid-November, but “Christmas” has been in some stores since at least Halloween… or it seams like LAST Halloween :)

For most Americans, however, serious holiday shopping doesn’t begin until Thanksgiving Weekend. On Black Friday, the day after (or even on) Thanksgiving, stores will open early (or very early) with incredible bargains to draw customers to their doors. Although internet shoppers aren’t restricted by store hours, many wait until the Monday after Thanksgiving (dubbed Cyber Monday), to start online shopping – after having had plenty of time to compare prices in the local stores before deciding if online shopping really is the bargain it appears.


Carhartt Shortages this Winter

Brrr. It’s cold.

We at Howard Brothers are expecting a cold winter and that winter may include some precipitation of the frozen variety. We’re already seeing huge requests for heaters, ice melt, Sleds! and yes, Carhartt Clothing.


Undercover Boss – True Value CEO John Hartmann – December 14

Have you seen the CBS show, Undercover Boss before?

UNDERCOVER BOSS is an Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level corporate executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own companies. Each week, a different executive will leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their corporation.