Gas Station Business 101 Podcast - How to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Gas Station Business
About This Show
Why a podcast about Gas station business? Well, gas stations are in every street corner, they are dime a dozen, but why are there so many of them? Well, because they do make money. More importantly they are truly a recession-proof business. But how do you stand out in this crowded market? Here in this podcast my goal is to you bring you the best information possible to help you start, run and grow a successful gas station/convenience store retail business. Whether you're just starting out or you're a veteran in the gas station business, I am going to show you some new and innovative ways to get you to the next level and stand out in the crowd.
As a 20 plus year veteran of gas station business, I am always trying new and innovative methods to increase sales and profitability. Technology and marketing strategies are changing every day and the "old school" methods are not working anymore, you can be sure if you subscribe this podcast , you'll stay up to date on everything that is going on in this retail business industry. Branding, Business Plans, Business loans, innovative retail marketing Strategies, theft control, gas station business bookkeeping, retail regulations, pricing - you name it, it's here for you. Check out my blog at GasStationBuisness101.com and let me show you the way to becoming successful in this profitable niche retail business.
Most Recent Episode
GSB-61: Progress Report # 3 for December 2016: Actual Business Evaluation & Sales Analysis of a Real Store
Remember the store I helped some investors buy in 2015 that was losing money? I shared two updates so far and now here is the 3rd one about how that store is doing now. This is a long awaited episode, but here it is. Enjoy! Welcome to Gas station business 101 podcast, I am Shabbir Hossain, and this is episode 61. This is the show where we discuss everything under the sun about the gas station and convenience store business, how to buy these businesses, how to operate them and how to grow them to be a million dollar success. Now on to the show..... On Episode 23, I brought you a real life store sales data and analysis, where I was helping a group of buyers decide if they should buy a location or not. If you recall, in that episode I published the real sales figures of the store and some projected ones as well. Based on their sales data I created some P&L's of my own and it showed for the month of October the seller had lost about $2500. But despite the fact that the store was losing money, I did go ahead and recommended that they buy the store based on few factors which I discussed in that episode 23 as well. If you recall, in that episode (episode 23) I discussed few issues, and few opportunities of the store and we covered 9 points: The store and its location Demographics Age and brand Physical inspection of the store and the issues we noticed Recommended upgrades and how much those upgrades would cost Indoor Issues Outdoor Issues Sales and financials Projected P&L vs. Real P&L If you have time, please go back and listen to Episode 23 and 29 this way you will know the whole story. In episode 29 I shared some P&L for March 2016, in that episode, I did compare P&L’s from October 2015 which the sellers provided us to what the new owners did in March 2016, and if you recall there was a drastic difference between those two. The new owners increased the business and made it a very profitable one. But to get to that increase, the new owners implemented these nine strategies that I proposed. Strategies we implemented: