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CHANGE THE PEOPLE OR CHANGE THE PEOPLE

Working with top C-Store operators provides a lot of great insights into management. C-Store operators have to deal with heavy competition, long hours, and weekend work. This environment often leads to high turnover. In order to run well you have to have staff that can get things done as you need.  If your store performance is suffering […] more...

By  on March 23, 2017
Small C-Store Owners have advantages, larger companies don't.

2 Key Competitive Advantages of Owning a Small C-Store Company

If you were to ask someone on the street “What would your rather own, a small company or a big company?”, the typical answer would probably be “A big company”.   Smaller  companies have a lot of advantages that are often overlooked. Besides being easier to run, they can be more innovative, and can respond to market demands […] more...

By  on April 5, 2016
Manager with overloaded intelligence based on manual system Is it time to replace your spreadsheet for a database

Six Signs That You Have Confused Your Spreadsheets With a Database

Green industry executives know full well that using the right tool the right job is key to a successful job. It would be pretty hard to cut most yards if you only had a string trimmer. Every company needs technology to maintain their information and work flow. Most small companies create spreadsheets as a flexible […] more...

By  on April 28, 2015
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Winston Churchill’s Wisdom of Ongoing Analysis

Winston Churchill said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should still occasionally look at the results.”   Day to day life typically becomes a routine.  We know what works, what doesn’t and we follow the plan that years of experience has taught us.  Then one day, things come up that we did not expect, and things go wrong.  […] more...

By  on April 9, 2015
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Essential steps when hiring a software development partner

Custom software makes the work of your team faster and better, but it is an investment in productivity that has some risk. In order to maximize the results, maintain the costs and minimize the risks picking the right developer is important. There are a few important ways for those just starting to work with a […] more...

By  on November 2, 2014
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Accountability – Work Place Support for Staff – How to Deal with Domestic Violence

When Domestic Issues Affect Work No matter how well a business operates there are circumstances that can occur beyond the control of an organization. It is important to have resources available to assist. One issue that is extremely difficult to address is domestic violence. Kiffy Werkheiser, of the James House, provides this information to help […] more...

By  on May 29, 2014
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The – ‘Accidental’ Sheetz Brand

I had the good fortune to attend a Sheetz vendor meeting at which Joe Sheetz, the next CEO shared a bit of the history regarding the company’s valuable brand. He discussed how the brand was built ‘accidently’ rather than by a marketing plan. He explained how it as created without specific intent. As I listened, […] more...

By  on August 10, 2013