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Mark Lotstein July 18, 2016 Comments Off on Are you getting the most out of your existing software? 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 ...

Mark Lotstein July 8, 2014 Comments Off on Cash vs. Credit Pricing of Fuel Business

Cash vs. Credit Pricing of Fuel

With retail fuel margins getting tighter, we recently have had multiple clients ask us our opinion on offering cash and credit pricing at the pumps. I am very much in favor of ...

Mark Lotstein February 18, 2014 Comments Off on Background Screening 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 ...

Mark Lotstein February 5, 2014 Comments Off on Why Background Screens Are a Must 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 ...

Mark Lotstein November 6, 2013 Comments Off on Going Under the Microscope 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 ...

Mark Lotstein August 7, 2013 Comments Off on An Easy Path to I-9 Compliance 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 ...

Mark Lotstein May 8, 2013 Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Being Burned 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 ...

Mark Lotstein March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Buyer Beware 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 ...

Mark Lotstein February 6, 2013 Comments Off on How Item-Level Inventory Pays Off 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 ...

Mark Lotstein October 10, 2012 Comments Off on Market Your Business and Do Good Business

Market Your Business and Do Good

Everyday on TV, in the newspaper and online, I hear about social networking and how we need to use it to market our businesses. While I am a firm believer in social media, it is ...

Mark Lotstein July 11, 2012 Comments Off on Make Better Use of What You Have Business

Make Better Use of What You Have

Over the past few years, we have worked with many clients who had implemented scanning and back-office software but were not getting the full use or return on investment from it. ...