Operations

Q&A: Can a Car Wash Be a Profitable Extra Service?

Paul Partyka |

Have you ever thought about expanding your business, perhaps venturing...

Keep Marketing Simple

Jim Kell |

Now that your laundry is up and running, how do you make it meet or exceed...

Challenging the Absentee Owner: Take Advantage of Being at the Store

Howard Scott |

You’re currently running one coin laundry, and may be spending more than...

A Direct Way to Reach Customers

Venishka Hurdle |

What type of marketing do you do? More and more coin laundries have turned...

Maximizing Profits from a Vending Program

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It’s always hard to find something that everyone in this...

Put the Spotlight on Your Laundry: Using Promotions to Draw a Crowd

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Our recent story, More Myth vs. Reality, was inspired by...

Is it Time to Raise Prices?

Craig Dakauskas |

GULF BREEZE, Fla. —Ah, it’s time to address the age-old question that has...

Keep Marketing Simple

Jim Kell |

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. — Now that your laundry is up and running, how do...

Stimulating Small Business: Tax Relief on the Way

Randy F. Radtke |

RIPON, Wis. — While the tax rebates for individuals are getting plenty of...

The Keys to Commercial Success

Barry Hammond |

MARIETTA, Ga. — You know what’s really great about the vended laundry...

Small Vending Changes Make Cents

Paul Partyka |

FREEPORT, Ill. — Some things are just meant to go together — a hot dog and...

Is it Time for Drop-Off Service?

Craig Dakauskas |

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — When you come down to it, the vended laundry business...

Small Businesses Catch a Break: Tax Breaks

Paul Partyka |

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most coin laundry owners are probably aware of the...

A Little Help to Find Good Help

Jim Kell |

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. — Designing, building, financing and opening a...

Adopt Those Orphans

Barry Hammond |

CHICAGO — Driving down the interstate, I recently saw a large billboard...

Cleaning Up: Welcome to the Coin Laundry Business (Part II)

Randy F. Radtke |

RIPON, Wis. — You’ve made the decision to enter the vended laundry...

2007: The Year in Review (Part III)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — The last quarter of the year featured the annual distributor...

2007: The Year in Review (Part II)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Plenty happened in the “middle” of the year. April was...

It´s Way too Early to Panic

Craig Dakauskas |

CHICAGO — In last’s month column, I made the statement that patience is...

2007: The Year in Review (Part I)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — When trying to put 2007 in perspective, one way to start is by...

Cleaning Up: Welcome to the Coin Laundry Business

Randy F. Radtke |

RIPON, Wis. — This article is geared toward potential investors and will...

A Fair Price for a Good Service (Part II)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Are you thinking about raising prices early in the new year? For...

A Fair Price for Good Service (Part I)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — If you want to get a spirited debate going among coin laundry...

The Right Mix (Part II)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — If you read part one of this story, you realize that putting...

The Right Mix (Part I)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Some operators might take it for granted. After all, how...

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