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Playing ‘For Sale by Owner’ Game is Risky

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — “You got the best deal ever.” The new buyer told me that...

Resolving Conflicts

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I recently spent time at a Laundromat and observed...

Creating a Visual Identity

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — “Why should I spend money on an identity when I spell...

Building from the Ground Up?

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — An American Coin-Op columnist recently suggested that buying...

Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — During the past several years, our industry, like other...

Motivating Employees

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — You might have one or two employees. They’re not highly paid....

Making Choices; Following the ‘Success’ Formula

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — During the past year, numerous people have asked me the same...

On Second Thought

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — I recently received an interesting e-mail from a Laundromat...

Self-Service Laundries: Still a Worthwhile Investment?

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — In an economy where people are still losing their jobs, houses,...

Is it Time to Build New?

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — I get many e-mails regarding building a laundry in today’s...

Laundry Tips for 2011

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — If you’re looking to build business a bit more this year, it...

Is This Still A Good Business for Investors?

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — Like any other industry, the self-service laundry industry has...

A New Focus: External Partnerships

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — In the past, the main focus was always on internal operations —...

A New Focus: External Partnerships

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — In the past, the main focus was always on internal operations...

Embrace Your Customer Base

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — I recently visited a Laundromat in southern Florida, and noticed...

Understand Your Money Needs

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — Many investors are getting into our business without realizing...

Rise When Others are Falling

Robert J. Renteria |

CHICAGO — In a market where money is becoming tighter and tighter, you...

Look Before You Leap (or Project)

Robert J. Renteria |

Have you decided that it’s finally time to make a purchase? With creative...

What's Your Plan?

Robert J. Renteria |

I recently gave a talk at a high school, and the discussion was about...

One Way to Improve Business

Robert J. Renteria |

I recently spent some time with a woman who was complaining about business...

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