Coin-Op 101

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...

When Is the Best Time to Sell Your Laundry?

Robert J. Renteria |

There seems to be a common misconception that there is no single time that...

Be Skeptical of Expert Advice

Howard Scott |

A major ($16 million in sales) drycleaning and Laundromat corporation...

Poor Communication Skills Can Hurt Your Laundry Business

Howard Scott |

How many times a day do you hear the word “huh?” Is “Say what?” a common...

Unethical Distributors Contribute to Oversaturation

Robert J. Renteria |

I’ve been asked recently about my thoughts on distributors who build...

No Hard Time for Laundry Customers

Paul Partyka |

OSSINING, N.Y. — The legendary Sing Sing Correctional Facility, which...

Four Times Is the Charm

Paul Partyka |

Unless you’re from Pennsylvania, you might not be aware that Titusville is...

What's the Safest Way to Enter the Self-Service Laundry Business?

Robert J. Renteria |

Readers call and e-mail me frequently, asking what the safest way to get...

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