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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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Help Your Customers: A Little Cleaning Knowledge Goes a Long Way

Howard Scott |

Your service helps customers clean their clothes. Why not give them tips...

Economic Woes Signal Time to Go on the Attack

Robert J. Renteria |

When the economy has tightened up, it’s the perfect time to be more...

Running a Coin Laundry in the Big Apple

Howard Scott |

During a recent five-day trip to New York City, I spent part of time...

The Coin Laundry Business Is Looking Pretty Good

Robert J. Renteria |

The old days of merely collecting quarters and running a dark and dirty...

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