Robert J. Renteria

Consultant

Robert J. Renteria is a national consultant based in Chicago. He has more than 23 years of industry experience, having helped develop more than 750 coin laundries nationally and abroad. The author of three books, he was named the 2010 Chicago Latino Professional of the Year and is the sole recipient of the 2011 International Outstanding Humanitarian Award. In 2013, he received two Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for his work in civil rights advocacy and educational reform. He can be reached at 312-933-5619 or robert@fromthebarrio.com.

This Is Not a Stand-Alone Business Anymore

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Financing Your Business

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Getting a Faster Return by Buying an Existing Operation

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Why not the Laundry Industry?

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Saving the Industry

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There is More to the Story

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Creating a Game Plan

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Staying Ahead of the Competition

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Finding the Dream Location

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The Ideal Site

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Attracting Customers

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Why Customers Choose You

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