Coin-Op 101

Update and Improve Profits

Howard Scott |

To update or not? You have purchased an existing Laundromat, and it’s in...

Giving Something Back

Gail Horowitz |

Jose Almonte learned a lot about hard work, long hours and drive from his...

Giving, Getting Something Back

Robert J. Renteria |

Recently, someone asked me why I was so involved in the community. At...

The Smallest Laundromat? (Part 2)

Paul Partyka |

Did you ever have one of those ideas that wouldn’t go away? Fred Greenway...

The Smallest Laundromat? (Part 1)

Paul Partyka |

Did you ever have one of those ideas that wouldn’t go away? Fred Greenway...

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:...

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