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Should You Support Your Locally Owned BP Gas Station Franchise?

BP gas station cleveland ohio

(BP Franchise, University Heights, Ohio 44118)

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Yes, you should!


Question: What does your local BP franchise owner have to do with the BP gulf oil spill?

Answer: Nothing. Please don't boycott locally owned BP gas stations.

Your local BP gas station franchise owner has about as much to do with the BP oil spill as he or she does with the price of gasoline. I was stopped at a traffic light when I snapped the picture above with my Blackberry. As I was taking the shot, I was thinking about public relations. A simple banner was all it took for me to realize that the right words can do the job.

Update; WKYC-TV reporter, Dick Russ, stopped by the BP gas station that displayed that banner in my neighborhood, and talked to the station manager, a customer or two, and then asked yours Kingly, why it's important to not boycott locally owned small businesses…

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This is important stuff, folks. A lot of small businesses are hurting because of a weak economy, that's quite frankly, getting pretty old. Please think this through. Don't boycott a locally-owned and operated BP gas station.

My friend (and fellow franchise industry blogger) Sean Kelly, came up with "10 Reasons NOT To Boycott BP." He's right.

Will you support your local small business owner, and fill your car with BP gas?


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