Management

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...

Don't Forget Training (Part 3 of a Series)

Paul Partyka |

There’s always room for improvement, so we asked manufacturers,...

Don’t Let Utilities Curtail Profits: Finding the Right Hot-Water System Is Essential

With natural and LP gas on an ever-escalating track, your utilities are...

Give Customers a Look Inside (Part 2 of a Series)

Paul Partyka |

There’s always room for improvement, so we asked manufacturers,...

Coin Laundry Owner Launches New Company for Custom Detergent

Jason Hicks |

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Jim Legato, owner of Eastfield Laundry in Traverse...

Employees a Must (Part 1 of a series)

Paul Partyka |

There’s always room for improvement, so we asked manufacturers,...

The Attendant Dilemma

Bob Getschel |

How many of you actually do your own wash, dry and fold? I’m sure it’s not...

Training Sets the Tone: Novice Employees Can Benefit from a Training Guide

Howard Scott |

I recently observed a coin laundry owner training a new staffer. I watched...

Asking Yourself the Right Questions Can Simplify the Expansion Process

Rob Bodner |

Opening your first store was loads of fun, and you worked hard to make it...

How Do You Know if It's Time to Raise Vend Prices?

Karl Hinrichs |

To increase vend prices or not? That is the question. Before we answer it...

Proper Store Design Leads to Good Customer Flow

Paul Partyka |

How hard could it be to properly design a coin laundry? You might be...

The Dollar Coin Makes Sense

It’s the same old story that elicits complaints from storeowners across...

Five Numbers You Need to Know to Run Your Business

Karl Hinrichs |

The financial health of any business is revealed through financial...

When Competition Comes, Focus on Keeping Core Customers

Craig Dakauskas |

So, you thought that after you sweated out the construction details,...

Stain Removal Tips to Help You Become a Drop-Off Service Expert

Paul Partyka |

In a competitive market, doing an even better job on drop-off orders may...

The Seamless Connection: Automation Technology Is the Key to Convenience

Darryl G. Crawford |

You wake up on Sunday morning. The laundry has already been open for four...

Choose Your Distributor Wisely

Arthur Wechsler |

The September issue of American Coin-Op contained a national list of...

Plain Talk About Economic Stimulus Act Benefits

Paul Partyka |

WASHINGTON — When the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 was signed into law,...

Laundries: Still a Safe Bet

Paul Partyka |

If you’re ready to open a new store, or even get involved in a major...

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