Management

Playing the Finance Game

Paul Partyka |

If you’ve followed the news lately, you’ve often heard about the need to...

It’s In the Cards

Paul Partyka |

Deciding to operate a self-service laundry on coins or to utilize a...

How NOT to Succeed in the Laundry Business

Stephen M. Bean |

Yes, it would have been more traditional to title this piece, “How to...

The Customer Is Always Right — Sometimes

Rob Bodner |

The customer is always right. We’ve all heard it, and to a large degree it...

What’s Your Insurance IQ? (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

How much do you really know about your insurance coverage? American Coin-...

What’s Your Insurance IQ? (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

How much do you really know about your insurance coverage? Can you explain...

What’s Your Insurance IQ? (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

How much do you really know about your insurance coverage? Can you explain...

Shop for Coverages that Uniquely Fit Your Needs

Paul Partyka |

About seven years ago, Larry Trapani’s neighbor, a commercial lender...

Coin Vs. Card: The Great Debate

Craig Dakauskas |

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll preface this column by letting...

Car Wash Firm Brings Cashless Concept to Laundries (Part 2 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

When one is making the decision to go cashless, plenty of arguments abound...

Car Wash Firm Brings Cashless Concept to Laundries (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

People have often compared the self-service laundry industry and the car...

Watch for Hidden Costs when Going Cashless

Paul Partyka |

Going cashless at a self-service laundry is more complex than just taking...

Q&A: Cashless Stores Can Generate Tremendous Loyalty

Paul Partyka |

Whether initiated by a new investor or an industry veteran, when a new...

Investing in Coin Laundries Still a Favorable Prospect

Jason Hicks |

NEW ORLEANS — In one of the final educational sessions of Clean ’09, Bob...

Time for a Change: Moving Away from Quarters

Paul Partyka |

NEW ORLEANS — For years, quarters and self-service laundry owners were the...

Equipment Replacement Cost/Benefit Analysis: Change or Die

Jason Hicks |

NEW ORLEANS — Coin laundry operators often wonder if they should replace...

Garment Care: Get the Drop on Competitors

Paul Partyka |

NEW ORLEANS — Establishing the best drop-off service can be as easy as...

Clean Educational Session: Tips for Keeping Energy Costs Down

Paul Partyka |

NEW ORLEANS — Saving energy and reducing maintenance costs are top on the...

Despite Tough Times, Optimism Prevails

Paul Partyka |

How are your fellow operators coping in these challenging times? While the...

A Little Clean Fun (Part 1 of 2)

Paul Partyka |

What’s a Clean Show without a little fun, especially in New Orleans? While...

Troubleshooting Can Prevent Unnecessary, Expensive Service Calls

Robert Small |

When coin-operated washers and dryers stop working, the immediate reaction...

Success Involves More Than Demographics

Rob Bodner |

How do you know if you have the “perfect” location? Some entrepreneurs...

Running Your Laundry, Maintaining Your Sanity

Stephen M. Bean |

Like most of you, I own a business. In fact, I own two of them: a 5,500-...

What Does the Customer Want?

Jim Kell |

Recently, while discussing the development of a new, 3,150-square-foot...

Doing Business in Rough Areas Requires an Extensive Checklist

Rob Bodner |

The Wild West. That’s how some self-service laundry owners and...

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