Mark Lotstein July 18, 2016 Business

Are you getting the most out of your existing software?

Over the years we have found that the vast majority of convenience and petroleum wholesalers are not fully utilizing their various software programs and that this is costing them ...

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Mark Lotstein July 8, 2014 Business

Cash vs. Credit Pricing of Fuel

My business partner, Bruce Butler, and I have known each other for nearly 20 years and have been in business together for five. We enjoy having in-depth conversations about ...

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Mark Lotstein February 18, 2014 Business

Background Screening

Background screening is GUARANTEED to save you time and money when hiring employees! Background screening in conjunction with some basic interviewing and on boarding techniques is ...

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Mark Lotstein February 5, 2014 Business

Why Background Screens Are a Must

Background screening is guaranteed to save you time and money when hiring employees. In conjunction with some basic interviewing and onboarding techniques, background screening is ...

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Mark Lotstein November 6, 2013 Business

Going Under the Microscope

Below is a true story and one that I believe is happening in our industry, all across the country, in all sizes of business. To paraphrase what was said on “Dragnet”: The ...

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Mark Lotstein August 18, 2013 Business

Who knew there was a similarity between convenience stores and the Titanic?

Below is a true story and one that I believe is happening in our industry all across the country in all sizes of business. To paraphrase what they said on Dragnet – The ...

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Mark Lotstein August 7, 2013 Business

An Easy Path to I-9 Compliance

Given all the recent news regarding 7-Eleven’s employee issues, as well as all the similar things you are not hearing about due to the retailers being small chains and/or ...

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Mark Lotstein May 8, 2013 Business

Protect Yourself from Being Burned

Let me start off this column by clearly stating that most vendors are honest, and they want to have a good business relationship that will be a win for you and them. With that ...

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Mark Lotstein March 18, 2013 Business

Buyer Beware

Let me start off this column by clearly stating most vendors are honest and they want to have a good business relationship that will be a win for you and a win for them but with ...

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Mark Lotstein February 6, 2013 Business

How Item-Level Inventory Pays Off

Every retailer should be doing item- level inventory. Whether you have one store or 100, there is no excuse for not doing item-level inventory. There are only a few things that ...

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