Coin-Op 101

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...

Events Put Your Store on the Map

Howard Scott |

Most people probably don’t tie the words “event” and “self-service laundry...

Half a Century and Still Going Strong

Paul Partyka |

It’s not uncommon for children to be asked about what they want to be when...

Working on the Outside

Howard Scott |

Most people probably like the fact that they leave work at 5 p.m. or so...

New vs. Existing Stores: Starting a Coin Laundry in a Tough Economy

Robert J. Renteria |

The economy has definitely slowed down the progress of new laundries, but...

Recycling in the Coin Laundry Industry

Robert J. Renteria |

The economy is squeezing tight, and people are watching their dollars. In...

Keep Those Carts Rolling

Laundry owners can get caught up in washer and dryer maintenance, but...

Go Back to Basics to Battle Tough Economy

Robert J. Renteria |

Over the past few months, I’ve been away promoting my new book, From the...

Coin-Op Beautiful: Four Stores Win Honorable Mentions

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While the Grand Prize Winner of American Coin-Op’s 2009 Coin-Op...

Coin-Op Beautiful: California Store Takes Top Honors

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — The Grand Prize Winner of American Coin-Op’s 2009 Coin-Op...

Impress Your Customers to Boost Drop-Off Revenue

Paul Partyka |

Gene Mueller has been offering drop-off service for about 21 years at his...

Some Simple Ratios Can Help Form a Snapshot of Your Store

Howard Scott |

Simple guidelines can be just the thing to obtain a memorable snapshot of...

Timing Is Everything: Former Salon Owner’s Laundry Is a Cut Above

Paul Partyka |

In 1993, Deborah Miller was a partner in a California hair salon. After...

Reorganizing with a Fresh Perspective

Mark Benson |

When you own or operate a small business, it can become an obsession. The...

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