Coin-Op 101

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Approaching Customers as a Relationship

Robert J. Renteria |

This is a pretty simple business, when it comes right down to it. The...

Building a Foundation

Paul Partyka |

SANTA PAULA, Calif. — When Chris Malcolm opened his first coin laundry...

Five Things to do for Summer

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — We’ve just endured a terrible winter in the Chicago area. The...

Do You Have Enough Money to Buy an Existing Coin Laundry?

Robert J. Renteria |

It’s the American dream to be your own boss and own your very own business...

The 10-Year Plan

Paul Partyka |

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — You have probably heard this story before: An...

Make Slow Days Special

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — Why would anyone want to spend their Wednesday night, especially...

Overselling Distributors and Why Coin Laundries Fail

Robert J. Renteria |

OK, this one should be a tough topic to swallow for some of the folks...

Careful Planning Can Help Prevent Problems

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — Sitting four blocks from the Laundromat in a bathroom stall of a...

This Is Not a Stand-Alone Business Anymore

Robert J. Renteria |

The economy has affected major corporations, and it all flows downward,...

Sip, Soak & Surf

Paul Partyka |

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Have you ever thought about making a new mark in the...

Your Captive Audience

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — Long before my father, Tom, got into the Laundromat business, he...

Owning a Coin Laundry Is Harder Than You Might Think

Robert J. Renteria |

Many of the potential investors that I meet on a daily basis believe that...

On Sovereign Ground

Paul Partyka |

SALAMANCA, N.Y. —When you enter PJ’s Laundry in Salamanca, N.Y., you can’t...

Always Open

Jim Gleeson |

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Some problems aren’t all that bad. After two years...

Let Them Know Who's the Boss

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — As a small-business owner or manager, you take on hundreds of...

Financing Your Business

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — You have the coin laundry in mind, but what about the financing...

Three of a Kind

Michi Trota |

MOSS POINT, Miss. — Danny Santini got into the coin laundry business...

Five More Ways to Improve Your Laundry

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — Believe it or not, the new year has arrived. How do you plan to...

Getting a Faster Return by Buying an Existing Operation

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — Many potential investors who do their due diligence before...

Let´s Make it a Better ’08 (Part I)

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — Believe it or not, the last days of the fourth quarter are...

A Clear and Present Stranger

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — You flip a switch and the lights go on. I don’t need to know how...

Keeping Them Happy

Mark Benson |

CHICAGO — In Chicago politics, there is a lot of vacancy in the gray area...

Why not the Laundry Industry?

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — I get several calls every day from investors in all walks of...

Saving the Industry

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — For the past 17 years, I have witnessed a drab and boring...

Leading the Way in the Lonestar State (Part I)

Paul Partyka |

HOUSTON — To some, it could have been a recipe for disaster. To others, it...

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