How small business owners can change the future of retail

MEGHAN KEIVEL | June 19, 2018

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A small business owner wears countless hats  supervisor, merchandiser, marketer, buyer, entrepreneur, coach, community leader and many more. But there’s one powerful role many small retailers may not even realize they’re perfect for retail industry advocate.Whether it’s trade, tariffs, sales tax, healthcare or any number of other issues, the decisions made in Washington impact retailers on Main Street. That’s why it’s so important that lawmakers understand the issues facing U.S. retailers big and small. While NRF works on behalf of retailers every day, the most effective way to reach decision makers is for retailers to talk with them in person.At the Retail Advocates Summit, September 5-6 in Washington, D.C., retailers of all sizes will gather to advocate for the industry by meeting with their elected officials and learning about the policy issues that could affect them now and in the future.

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