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Small firms prep for rise in gas prices

CNN Money -- Businesses that rely on fuel to get their products directly to customers are bracing for a sharp rise in gas prices.

Among those most affected are online grocers, Internet bakers and food trucks.

Some are considering options they took during the last oil price peak in 2008: jack up prices, shrink service areas and cut jobs.

Steve Rossen and Jana Fain-Rossen, the Los Angeles husband-and-wife team at online bakery Mardy's Munchies, might have to cut the job of one of their drivers.

"We're terrified," Fain-Rossen said. "We don't want to let anyone go, but we have a family to support. We're actually wondering if we should raise prices now in anticipation of prices going up so that we don't get hit later unexpectedly."

That's because the couple relies on a gas-guzzling Chevy pickup truck


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Submitted Feb 29, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 1:22:33 PM

Energy costs are a tough variable cost fro small businesses to budget for.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2012 8:22:04 AM

small businesses are always hit hard, along with the little man.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:36:22 PM

Small business is hit really hard by higher gas prices
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 9:07:12 PM

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 3:46:40 PM

So what else is new?
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 12:09:35 PM

High gas=Less travel=Less tourist spending....
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tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 4:20:19 AM

Unfortunately, It's part of the cost of business and fuel prices could be much less without other factors affecting the price at the pump.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation to help lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Mark8601
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 4:17:57 AM

Get rid of the Chevy!
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 12:06:57 AM

Whatever rebound the economy might have been seeing will soon evaporate as energy prices skyrocket.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 12:06:34 AM

It will hurt.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 12:06:13 AM

sheesh
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Welcome to Barackanomics (and unemployment).

Nobama2012!
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Can anyone say serfdom - here we come.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 12:02:03 AM

That could hurt
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Obama economy
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Higher prices coming.
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That could hurt
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I agree with danreino
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:57:55 PM

$2 White Castle burgers, anyone?

$10 Big Macs? Who's up for it?
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:57:52 PM

Ok, crazy.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:57:29 PM

Prep time is over. The storm is here.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:49:55 PM

I agree with tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:46:45 PM

Gas price is craze now.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:46:28 PM

And the costs will be passed on to us. When gas prices do drop eventually we'll still be hit with the upcharges. They are here to stay.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:35:37 PM

Prices for everything is affected by the gas and oil costs already so I don't doublt they'll all go up higher yet...sadly we don't get an increase in our income to match the cost of living..
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:33:44 PM

Private citizens and small business will take the most grief on these gas prices. Big business and our feds don't feel this hurt. We get it at the gas pump and then most of our retail shopping will hit us because of fuel cost increase - not to mention any vacation travel we might have planned for this spring and summer.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:32:39 PM

Get a vehicle with the smallest engine available. Hint its the one that gets the best MPG for typical users. And then drive it slow and steady. Speed eats fuel, shortens longevity and reduces safety all which are bad for TCO.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:31:34 PM

and the 1% scratch their heads and wonder what the fuss is all about!
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get an lng truck
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:28:34 PM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:28:24 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:22:48 PM

Might want to get a different vehicle.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:19:51 PM

Natural Gas
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:18:35 PM

Unfortunately everything is going to cost more.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:09:31 PM

It hurts
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This summer, I'll be lucky to break even after expenses.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:00:27 PM

Everyone should be prepping and driving less already with prices reaching close to $4..
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:59:36 PM

Oh crap! Just when we thought it was safe to go into the water again!
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:59:35 PM

selling my 18 mpg vehicle and getting one that gets at least 35 mpg asap!
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Bracing, its already here, but i guess there could be more hikes, there goes our economy again!!!
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I am about reacy to throw the towel in and quit
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MattieDale
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:56:39 PM

show me a full size pickup that doesn't drink the fuel and I will buy it. You can't run a business that needs a pickup with a prius.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:55:15 PM

What is "OK?" Please elaborate.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:53:32 PM

rising prices will impact everyone heavily
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:53:31 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:52:10 PM

You know dam well if the prices go up, it won't be just the small firms that will be jacking up the price, every company that delivers products of any type wll be charging more for their deliveries, count on it. Then the receiver of those goods will raise their prices to make up what they had to pay for the increase in fuel cost and means the CONSUMER will foot the bill and the economy will get worse. We have sufficient oil in our own country to satisfy our needs but are being 'blackmailed' by our own gov't and it's leaders(if there are any).
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:50:32 PM

What about using natural gas?
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There goes the ecconomy again.
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 10:49:19 PM

WHAT A BUMMER!
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Remember what Nobama said,"energy prices would necessarily skyrocket". They have an agenda and if not stopped it will result in the fall of the US. We have already been turned into the laughing stock of the world because of our so-called apologetic president. He's absolutely useless!!!
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