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Equipment , Working Capital, Business / Property Acquisition Tips

Financing equipment in today;s lending environment can be challenging . Many banks and lease companies

have put convenience stores on their watch or restricted list . New business owners or ones seeking to expand are finding it even more difficult to get financing .



Our experience is many businesses when seeking financing are still under the illusion of easy credit scored

financing available only a few years ago . If you want to borrow money today for equipment , working… Continue

Added by Ian Liddell on February 20, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

You don't need to be BIG to have a loyalty program!

You don't need to be BIG to have a loyalty program!



Loyalty programs do not always need to look similar to those of large retailers, banks, hotels and airlines. They do not have to be what big companies think they should be. If you own a chain of pizzerias or have a

dog walking service, there…

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Added by ValueCentric Marketing Group Inc on February 19, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

Success Story - Certified Oil

Added by ValueCentric Marketing Group Inc on January 29, 2010 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Maverick Kickstart reality show

Maverick Kickstart www.maverik-kickstart.com will be shooting an episode on-location at WRSC Tamarindo www.witchsrocksurfcamp.com March 2-6, 2010. This weekly reality show takes risk-adverse individuals on extreme adventures to "kick start" their lives. We were hooked up with this TV show through past WRSC guest and Old Dudes Surf Club member Craig Neuhoff. I didn't really think that surfing was… Continue

Added by Craig Neuhoff on January 25, 2010 at 6:58am — 2 Comments

Manage Your Electric Bill By Managing Voltage

This is a great article in Convenience Store News online about how to manage your electric bill. http://bit.ly/7lGMfE

Added by Bryon Richardson on January 4, 2010 at 12:59pm — No Comments

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Added by SweetBreath on December 29, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Building The Perfect Promotional Beast... Apologies to Don Henley !!

It's all about the Golden Handcuff...



First of all, let me admit to you that I've never been accused of being a great copywriter, so take this blog at face value !! My company is in the promotions business, not in the journalism business.



Secondly, from a promotional perspective, our company is pretty straightforward and about as subtle as a sledgehammer...We like to make our promotions EASY to understand and "get"...



I'll spare you the comments about the "down… Continue

Added by Mark King on December 10, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Be part of the most indepth HR Study in the CStore industry

Take the Kleiman HR Survey





In an effort to support our readers' forecasting and planning responsibilities for the new year, Convenience Store Decisions and HR expert Mel Kleiman present the second annual Human Resources survey. The survey serves as an HR benchmarking tool for industry operators, a summary of which will be published in our January issue.



Click here to take… Continue

Added by Mel Kleiman on November 19, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

copacking

If anyone is looking for a dairy copacker please give me a call @
(412) 670-1419

Added by Devon Pachete on November 17, 2009 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Register systems - Ruby, G-site, Fiscal/??? Decisions! PCI Compliance

I assume many c-store owners are currently looking into upgrading or changing their current register systems. With the need to be PCI compliant we are all in need of upgrading or changing our systems.

I currently use a G-site system along with 3 Fiscal Sys. scanning registers (touch screen). I am really having a hard time deciding wheather to upgrade to the new Passport by Gilbarco or go with the new Fiscal system. Both work good with "BP" software. The Passport is a good bit more $ but… Continue

Added by Doug Goldstein on November 4, 2009 at 8:59pm — 4 Comments

10 of the Best Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

I recently read the following blog on "Mashable: The Social Media Guide".



http://mashable.com/2009/10/26/socia-media-entrepreneurs/



The onset of social media and Web 2.0 has dramatically changed how we use the internet.

The information provided in the Top 10 list are things any company should seriously consider utilizing in their daily business activities. Whether large or small,… Continue

Added by Chris Lupoli on October 28, 2009 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

The Bizarre C-Store Monologues



As I was driving down I-75 this afternoon heading for a trade show in Knoxville ducking road kill an idea struck me. Why not start a blog about my adventures (or is it misadventures?) in my everyday C-Store foodservice broker life? I've been working for ULTIMATE SALES, THE PREMIER C-STORE FOODSERVICE BROKER (shameless plug) for a little over a year now and this is my first adventure into the broker world. I came from the manufacturing world and… Continue

Added by Lou Pazderski on October 13, 2009 at 9:08pm — 19 Comments

5 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

5 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses



I want to share an interesting article recently posted on Mashable. When considering a social media strategy for your company there are many different options to consider . The below article offers excellent social media marketing strategies you can utilize on the web as well as right here on MyCstoreWorld.



The following information is republished from Mashable.





Samir… Continue

Added by Chris Lupoli on October 1, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Your Profile Page is a Reflection of You

One of the key components of a social network is the member’s profile page. Your profile photo and its associated page is what represents you in your interactions on My Cstore World. Anytime you make a post to the site such as a discussion, blog, video, etc., your name and profile photo will be displayed with a link back to the profile page. The profile page is customizable as intended to be a reflection of you.



Consider your profile page as your office or business card on the site.… Continue

Added by Out of the Box Brands, LLC on September 3, 2009 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Think Before You Link

MyCstoreWorld provides many ways for you to communicate with others on the site. When reaching out to others on the site, you should always consider what the message is you wish to convey, and who your audience is.



There are 4 main ways to have a discussion on MyCstoreWorld:



Discussions - Located in the center column of the homepage

This is the most public area to have a discussion. This content will be available to all that view the site. This… Continue

Added by Out of the Box Brands, LLC on August 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Manage a Blog

The following steps will assist you as you post blogs within MyCStoreWorld:



Open A Blog



Use one of the following methods to add a blog:

1. Use the Quick Add drop down box at the top right hand corner of your main page (at the bottom of the Welcome box.) Choose Blog Post.

Result: A dialog box opens and you can enter your post.

Note: Click more options at the bottom of the dialog box to access the rich text… Continue

Added by Chris Fields on June 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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