Coin-Op 101

The Future of the Industry

Robert J. Renteria |

People from across the country contact me, asking me the same question: “...

It's Time To Demand Enthusiasm

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — For my money, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the No. 1 company in...

Time To Wake Up — And Make Money

Robert J. Renteria |

It seems that between all the news media reports and talk about the...

Being a Problem-Solver

Howard Scott |

It’s endless. Customers leaving litter on the folding tables. Children...

Simply Successful: Arkansas Operator Opens 10 Stores in 10 Years (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

Keith Griffin has opened 10 stores across Arkansas, and the newest store,...

Simply Successful: Arkansas Operator Opens 10 Stores in 10 Years (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

Ten laundries in 10 years. It has a simple ring to it, but for most of you...

The Art of People Management

Howard Scott |

It’s tough to talk about people management, because everyone has their own...

Buyer Beware

Robert J. Renteria |

Last month’s article generated an abundance of e-mails and calls from...

Taking the Green Plunge (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

Darrel Stadel recently opened the West Plaza Green Laundry in his shopping...

Taking the Green Plunge (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

When Darrel Stadel commits to something, he believes in taking it to the...

Pondering the Ideal Location

Howard Scott |

When it comes to choosing a good store location, everyone seems to have...

Banks and Brokers

Robert J. Renteria |

Buying a coin laundry in today’s market is difficult at best, with banks...

Making History in San Pedro (Part 2 of 2)

Randy F. Radtke |

Converting any building into a self-service laundry carries a variety of...

E-Networking Is the New Road to Success

Robert J. Renteria |

In today’s economic environment, there’s nothing more important than...

Be Proactive with Tax Preparation

Howard Scott |

Now that the holiday season is here, it’s getting close to tax time — if...

Play Your Cards Safely

Robert J. Renteria |

Given the current state of the economy, I’m getting blasted with calls and...

Breathing Life into a Century-Old Building (Part 1 of 2)

Randy F. Radtke |

Converting any building into a self-service laundry carries a variety of...

Stand Up and Fight

Robert J. Renteria |

It doesn’t matter how many times or how hard we get knocked down. What...

Knowing About Drycleaning Can Make Your Extra Services Stand Out

Howard Scott |

If you offer drop-off drycleaning or are thinking about handling...

How Can You Prevent Going Out of Business?

Robert J. Renteria |

Businesses are closing everywhere you turn these days. The question is:...

New Country, New Business

Paul Partyka |

When you built your first self-service coin laundry, how far was it from...

Put the Power of Word of Mouth to Good Use

Howard Scott |

Everyone knows that word-of-mouth advertising is the best form of winning...

The Distributor/Laundry Owner Relationship is Mutually Beneficial

Robert J. Renteria |

In the beginning, many buyers are looking for what they believe is the...

Basic Preventative Maintenance Increases Performance, Life of Equipment

Robert Small |

When owners of self-service laundries buy new washers and dryers, they...

Raise Prices, Cut Costs, Market and Make Money

Robert J. Renteria |

The cost of everything in life is going up, so what are you going to do...

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