Readers Respond: Business and the $4 gallon of gas
Several readers sounded off on the rising price of gas and its relation to business success.
Here's what we heard when we asked them to describe the impact of rising gas prices on business.
"Not too bad an impact yet, but this is our slow season anyway. I hate to think what will happen if it continues to rise all summer. [If so,] it would definitely have a major negative impact on our business in the fall."
— Jack Bransfield
"Current prices are impacting sales, as well as staffing. New hires and part-time seasonal hires are especially hard hit as hours of work available often do not offset the cost of transportation."
— Vicki Worley
"Of course $4.00 gas is hurting our business. It's killing us."
— Name withheld