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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 […]

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  • Step Up To Accountability and Increase C-Store Performance

    It is well understood that consequences and rewards are key components to successful accountability. Most even agree that clear goals, assignments, deadlines and processes are required to make accountability work fully. We even have a six step definition to help those that are serious about using an accountability process to streamline their organization and get […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The 4 Stages To Put C-Stores On The Path To Accountability

    The way humans deal with change is a process. Many have studied different stages for human response to life changes – growing, aging and death. Likewise, management studies show that change management has to be addressed in order for an organization to reach its potential. Like any organization change the implementation of a strong accountability […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • How C-Stores can make a change if they do not want discomfort?

    Fortunately, C-Stores employees are quite used to change. Prices, legislation, and products change often and sometimes every day. Anyone who has worked in a C-Store company, for any amount of time, is never shocked with change. However there are some changes that are bigger than most.  These are the changes to the core things you have […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Why C-Stores Have a Cultural Advantage of Using Business Intelligence Over Other Industries

    If you were to pick up any industry trade journal without finding something relative to the importance Business Intelligence, it would be surprising.  It has become quite the buzz word.  There is a sound reason for that.  By monitoring, measuring and communicating performance results any company can manager better. The analysis these tools provide allows managers to  know […]

  • The Arrogance of Ignorance and Other Reasons C-Store Operators Shouldn’t Get Mad

    C-Stores typically hire part-time people.  This can leave  their employee base to be largely among the young.  Remember,  their life is shorter than many Boomers have been paying their mortgages.  People often complain about the young being arrogant.  They have known little failure, most have experienced little of life’s abuse and received trophies, stickers and awards ther entire lives.  Little h...

BandyWorks LLC

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Using Business Intelligence to Make Money

    We are engulfed in the value of automation and online systems to help make businesses run better, more cheaply and more efficiently.  It is easy to forget that computers, their applications and easy to reach online resources are worth nothing without some sort of human involvement.  They are merely tools built to make humans function […]

  • BandyWorks has been Awarded as Softech’s 2016 “Best Retail Business Intelligence Provider USA”!

      BandyWorks is happy to announce that Quik Data™, our Business Intelligence software suite that was built just for C-Stores, was announced the winner of Softech Magazine’s 2016 “Best Retail Business Intelligence Provider- USA” award.  Visit Softech to read the article they wrote  about us. BandyWorks has decades of custom and product development experience. Having expertise in […]

  • Store Performance Improvement Strategies – Should Failure be Encouraged?

    Although sometimes we get improvement without effort, most would agree that if you need to improve a something then a change is required. And while we sometimes may ‘know’ in advance that a certain change will produce a better result, we also know changes are not guaranteed to work as intended. Nonetheless, many changes have anticipated […]

  • Everyone in a C-Store Operation Can Find Comfort Under the Blanket of Accountability

    Accountability is everyone’s friend. It provides the support that organizes, motivates, rewards and recognizes your work. Too often, in the rush to keep things moving we only take time to analyze problems or mistakes to fix them. A natural management response but one that can leave us feeling less that perfectly appreciated. The great thing […]

  • 3 Steps You Can Take in Your Stores to Improve your Monthly P&L Statement

    If you were to hand one of your Store Managers your P&L Statement, they may be able to tell you if it is a good or bad.    For example, if beer sales are down in their store on the P&L, their answer may  be, “I need to sell more beer next month.”   To ask them what they […]

  • The 4 Components of a Balanced C-Store Performance Scorecard

    If you were to be asked to judge a picture when someone was standing in front of it at the time, you would probably say you could not make the call until you see the entire picture.  If given the option of a tricycle or a unicycle, most would opt for the stability of the […]

  • Surprising Results of the C-Store Managment Method of Accountability

    Accountability works, is needed and is expected in almost every situation – work, athletics, academics, relationships; you name it. Nonetheless, it often feels bad when encountered. Well at least when it is encountered as a ‘teaching’ or ‘coaching’ moment. The problem, however, is not that feedback for negative performance is often done incorrectly. Getting help […]

  • Passport C-Store Clients Have a New Business Intelligence Option

    Anyone with Gilbarco’s, Passport® Version 10.N or higher, now has the ability to quickly start using analytic reports to improve store performance and grow their businesses. This is not to say that reading your transaction data as it comes out of the register will tell you exactly what you want to know, for it does […]

  • Is Business Intelligence Too Complicated for Small C-Store Operators?

      Some argue that you have to have hundreds of stores to afford the staff and expertise needed benefit from business intelligence. Processing, organizing, analyzing and sharing the insights takes time, money and resources that are just too costly for small operators. With all the challenges of running a store the management is just too […]

  • The 3 C’s That Define the Power of the Check List

    We have been to and talked with C-Stores who use checklists.  They have duty lists in the stores, IT backup lists in the IT departments, people have to do lists on their desks and there are probably many more we haven’t seen.  These are usually tasks that need to get done and what their managers are […]

BandyWorks LLC

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Why Grades Matter for C-Store Performance

    Many innovative tools are using simple grades to turn complex data into understanding, motivation and action. Many argue as to the validity of a single score showing anything meaningful, but many others believe it is one of the most effective ways to use data to help improve performance. I have seen these basic grades used […]

  • 4 Ways to Make Your C-Store Database Sell More Snickers

    Every C-Store owner challenges us data geeks to do something useful, like selling more Snickers. They often tease that data cannot sell anything or help with the real work of providing convenience. We know they are right in many ways. Of course it is the C-Store staff that does the real work to make service […]

BandyWorks LLC

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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