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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...

Keep Those Carts Rolling

Laundry owners can get caught up in washer and dryer maintenance, but...

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...

Reorganizing with a Fresh Perspective

Mark Benson |

When you own or operate a small business, it can become an obsession. The...

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...

Celebrating Holidays at the Store Brings Joy, Customer Retention

Mark Benson |

It’s that time again. The holidays are right around the corner. I’m having...

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...

The Economy Affects Your Customers More Than Your Store

Mark Benson |

The nation’s tough financial times are a big topic in my Laundromat....

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