Operations

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...

Marketing Can Boost Profits, but Requires Planning

Rob Bodner |

Before I start, I want to offer a word of caution on marketing for those...

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,...

MySpace Lets Small Businesses Market to Specific Segments of its User Base

Jason Hicks |

NEW YORK — Coin laundries and other small-business owners may not have the...

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...

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...

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