August 25, 2021
In a tight labor market, creating an environment that supports staff who work well together has never been more critical. Atlanta multi-store owner Yvette Morton Williams discusses her approach to fostering teamwork.
June 30, 2021
Russ Arbuckle, president of distributor Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment S.E., talks pinpointing the factors that may signal when it’s time to raise a laundry’s vend prices.
April 28, 2021
When circumstances beyond your control have your laundry business down, how do you bring it back? Helio Fred Garcia, president of crisis management firm Logos Consulting Group, takes you through the initial response, changing your approach depending on event, the importance of communication, and much more.
February 24, 2021
What's involved in starting a pickup and delivery service? It can be as simple as having a phone number and vehicle, says Matt Simmons of Super Suds Laundromat, Long Beach, Calif., but it can also be much more. He talks resources, operational impact and keys to success.
December 30, 2020
Dennis Diaz, president of digital marketing and technology firm Spynr, offers some tips for responding appropriately and promptly to online negativity from your laundry customers.
November 25, 2020
Sharon Sager, owner of the Sierra Madre (Calif.) Laundry, describes her store's 24/7 operation and talks about what's needed to see that self-service laundries are running smoothly any time of the day.
October 28, 2020
With a little creative thought, laundry owners can utilize some inexpensive ways to improve their store and attract new customers. Brad Steinberg, co-president of distributor PWS - The Laundry Company, looks at the possibilities.
September 30, 2020
Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales for Continental Girbau Inc., offers advice to Laundromat owners looking to build and grow a commercial customer base.
August 26, 2020
Carl Graham, VP of sales for distributor Scott Equipment, compares and contrasts the two approaches to store creation.
July 29, 2020
Steven Wright, vice president of business development for Irving Weber Associates, discusses dealing with common and not-so-common Laundromat risks and liabilities, including COVID-19.
June 24, 2020
Brendan Ristaino, sales manager for distributor Yankee Equipment, examines revenue-producing extra-profit centers that best complement a vended laundry business.
May 27, 2020
Adjunct professor of business studies and laundry owner Cathy Neilley talks tactics to try to pick up business on a store’s “slow” days.
April 29, 2020
Contemplating buying a store for sale? In this episode, Tod Sorensen of Girbau North America and Continental Girbau West breaks down the criteria you can use to decide if acquiring a certain existing laundry would be a good investment.
March 25, 2020
Cincinnati multi-store owner Dave Menz discusses how to respond when a new competitor enters the local market.
February 26, 2020
What should every self-service laundry keep on hand in the event a piece of equipment goes down? Greg Reese of CLEC Distribution talks hoses, valves, igniters and more in this episode.
January 29, 2020
Promotions and incentives are often used to draw customers to a laundry. Matt Miller, president of equipment distributor Coin-O-Matic, envisions a more comprehensive loyalty-building approach.
December 18, 2019
There’s no magic formula when it comes to choosing a coin laundry’s operational model but certain factors can affect the call. Mike Enz from Dexter distributor Laundry One compares and contrasts the two.
November 27, 2019
With a disaster recovery plan in place, a laundry can be ready to cope with fire, severe weather or other incident and return to operation as quickly as possible. Robert “Bo” Steiner, district director at the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks planning strategy and execution.
October 30, 2019
When it comes to boosting a store’s value, certain factors have stood the test of time. Industry veteran John Vassiliades, who’s brokered the sales of over 1,000 coin laundries, explains.
September 25, 2019
Michael Finkelstein, whose Associated Services Corp. operates a large chain of laundries in the Southeast, discusses techniques for hiring and keeping good laundry attendants.
August 28, 2019
Dennis Diaz, president of digital marketing firm Spynr, talks effectively promoting your laundry business using social media and some old-school basics.
July 31, 2019
Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales for Continental Girbau Inc., weighs equipment mix and discusses getting it just right so your store can reap the maximum revenue per square foot.
June 26, 2019
Multi-store owner Luke Williford of The Wash House Inc. discusses best practices for making the jump to Store No. 2 and beyond.
May 29, 2019
Fluff-and-fold can be a profitable service addition if handled properly. Consultant/trainer Beverly Kay Blank shares her drop-off do’s and don’ts in this episode.
April 24, 2019
Retiring show manager John Riddle talks Clean history and reminisces about his long career, including his time in pro baseball, stadium management, rodeo production, and more.
March 27, 2019
Scott Chiavetta, chief information officer for Alliance Laundry Systems, examines leveraging equipment and data-gathering systems to boost store operations and build customer relationships.
February 27, 2019
Maintaining your store’s dryers properly helps prevent service issues, controls utilities cost, and lowers fire risk. ADC’s Joe Carrita, representing Whirlpool Corporation Commercial Laundry, outlines best practices in this episode.
January 30, 2019
Bryan Maxwell, from distributor Western State Design, surveys the landscape and talks factors to consider when choosing the ideal location for your Laundromat.
December 26, 2018
Columnist and retired NYC Laundromat owner Paul Russo talks year-end/new-year tasks and deciding what it will take to have a successful 2019.
November 28, 2018
Longtime distributor and multi-store owner Karl Hinrichs takes a common-sense approach to washer/dryer placement and customer workflow.
October 31, 2018
San Francisco Bay Area multi-store owner Brian Brunckhorst shares tips for hiring and training attendants, enabling them—and you—for success.
September 26, 2018
Host Bruce Beggs compares textile care industry tales and trends with fellow editors Tim Burke of American Drycleaner and Matt Poe of American Laundry News.
August 29, 2018
Multi-store owner Ken Barrett talks about being industry-inquisitive and sharing what he’s learned through writing, podcasting and YouTube.
July 25, 2018
Retired NYC store owner Paul Russo shares lessons learned from four decades in business and previews his new “Pointers from Paulie B” column for the magazine.
June 27, 2018
Get to know Laurance Cohen, author of the popular American Coin-Op column who got his start in self-service laundry at age 8.
May 30, 2018
A building’s historic makeup led Christy Davis to focus on preservation while also creating the Wash-O-Rama Laundromat for her small Kansas community.
March 27, 2018
Veteran business writer Mark E. Battersby discusses the new tax reform and how coin-ops might benefit.
January 31, 2018
Paul Hansen, Chicago store owner and Illinois Coin Laundry Association president, discusses efforts to keep Laundromats sales tax-exempt nationwide.