Ace Hardware is starting a small-business supply brand for B2B sales, Ken Clark writes. "The Supply Place, Powered by Ace" is aimed at buyers for schools, churches and restaurants, as well as apartment managers and general contractors. Ace will run a certification process for stores interested in participating. Incoming CEO John Venhuizen says small-business sales are a common denominator among successful Ace stores. "Retailers who take advantage of the business-to-business opportunities are winning," he says.