Fuel cost thoughts for small business owners

To the consternation of many, I’ve quietly noted for several years that the rise in fuel costs would also have some positive impacts on us and on our society – in addition to the obvious negative ones. It’s not a liberal or conservative issue, it’s a pragmatic one. Among other things, higher fuel costs will… […]

Fuel Surcharges: Another reason to buy local

My CFO friend does that sort of financial wizardry for a large international importer. Last weekend, she told me she had been informed by her shipping vendors that the fuel surcharge on seagoing containers was going up at least 30%, to about $1200 for a large container. That got me to thinking about a number […]