May 2018

Letter blocks that spell out the word "Easy."
Jonathan Schulman
Sales should be the easiest part of your business

Customers ask me all the time if I would ever go back to retail. Interesting question. I’ve been very candid with the fact that I love the hustle, I love the camaraderie and I love watching people achieve the success they didn’t think was inside them. It was a rush

It's a family affair
Ginny Gaylor
It’s a Family Affair

Tips for keeping your family business humming along for generations You’ve probably read the statistics: Barely three out of 10 family businesses survive to the second generation, according to Forbes. By the time third-generation family members show up for work that number is down to one. As bleak as that

Daw's Home Furnishings Family Photo
Robert Bell
“We like to keep things in the family”

At Daw’s Home Furnishings, the apples never fall far from the tree For the record, it was never a given any of Yazbik Daw’s eight children would end up selling furniture. There was no fatherly edict that they would follow in their dad’s footsteps at Daw’s Home Furnishings, the store

Take a Stand
Home Furnishings Association
Taking a stand for you and your store

The Home Furnishings Association advocates for furniture retailers. We’re on top of the issues retailers say matter. Each year we survey our members and are guided in our advocacy by the results and our Government Relations Action Team. Here’s what retailers have to say about the issues that affect them

Photo of the check Messey's donated
Home Furnishings Association
Massey’s donates books to local libraries

HFA member Massey’s Furniture Barn has donated about $11,000 to four school libraries along with one community library. It’s become an annual tradition at the store, said Shawn Massey, the store’s owner. The store saves up all year, donating $2 from every purchase. Massey says he got the idea from

Furniture Mall of Kansas donates bedding to children

May 2018— HFA member Furniture Mall of Kansas is donating more than 100 mattresses, box springs, sheets sets, and pillows to area children in a partnership with Love Fund 4 Children’s Love Fund 4 Children’s “Sweet Dreams” program. Allyson Summers, executive director of the Love Fund for Children, said the

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