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Don’t Sign Your Next Laundry Lease Before Reading What Some of Today’s Owners Have to Share With Regard to Their Own Lease Experiences [This is the first of a two-part series on obtaining the most favorable lease terms for your laundry business.] When caught in an unfavorable lease, a vended ...
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Taking a Look Back at the Industry’s Trade Show and Convention The Clean Show celebrated its 40th anniversary last month in Las Vegas – and more than 12,000 people joined the party. The biennial event was held June 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center – and 12,563 laundry owners, potential investors ...
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A Look at the Various Tools Available to Get Out the Word About Your Laundry Business [This is the second of a two-part series on successfully branding a vended laundry business.] In my last article, I discussed the promises we make to our customers at Perfect Wash – Express Laundry Center. As ...
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Ross Dodds and Russel Pinkard Wash on Western Los Angeles, Calif. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Dodds and Pinkard were involved in the business of wholesale and liquidation sales. Store Opening Dodds and Pinkard purchased the laundromat in December 2014. However, after six days ...
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Laundry Owners Discuss Their Pricing Strategies for Success [This is the first of a two-part series on vend price strategies for today’s self-service laundry businesses.] Pricing is perhaps the most exciting, talked-about and gut-wrenching aspect of owning and operating a self-service laundry. ...
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The Author Discusses His Business’s Brand – And the Promises He’s Made to His Laundry Customers [This is the first in a two-part series on successfully branding a vended laundry business.] Branding in the laundry industry is not a new topic, nor would I consider myself an expert on the subject. ...
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How to Draw an Enthusiastic Crowd to Your Laundry Business With Smart, Impactful Digital Campaigns Ever think about how a riot starts? Out of nowhere, large crowds of people rise up and strike out at someone or something that’s invoked a collective rage. It may even start out as a peaceful protest, ...
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Ed & Rachael Ellis 1 Clean Laundry Saint Cloud, Fla. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… The Ellises owned a property management company, which specialized in short-term vacation rentals. Store Opening The couple’s first laundromat opened in December 2009. They sold it in March 2015 ...
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The Laundry Industry’s Largest Trade Show and Convention to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary in Las Vegas In 1977, six professional associations got together to host a collaborative convention and trade show for the textile care industries. This inaugural event, which was held in Chicago, was officially ...
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Decorated War Hero Reinvents Himself as a Successful Multi-Laundry Owner It takes more than one unscrupulous shopping mall owner to rattle Bill Pederson. With more than 100 combat missions flown as a U.S. Air Force flight medic, there’s not much that civilian life – or the self-service laundry business ...
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A Five-Phase Approach for Developing a Profitable Commercial Laundry Service As a vended laundry owner, you outlay a lot of money in store development, permitting, construction and equipment. So why not make that investment as fruitful as possible? Fully utilize idle equipment and attendants by launching ...
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Here Are Some Simple Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Tumblers Running Smoothly… and Profitably Lint. It barely has any weight to it. Who would have thought something so seemingly innocent could be so potentially destructive? However, if left unchecked, lint can cause a variety of issues for your self-service ...
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The Key Elements to Making Pickup and Delivery Profitable for Your Laundry Business Despite last years abrupt exit of on-demand laundry giant Washio from the industry, the residential pickup and delivery business continues to grow, with more and more existing laundry owners and newcomers to the ...
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A Look at Massachusetts-Based Changer Manufacturer Triad Design Group Triad Design Group, headquartered in Littleton, Mass., has been involved with developing products that dispense coins and currency since 1975 although not always specifically for the self-service laundry business. In the late ...
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Once You Understand How Customers Find Your Laundry, the Goal Should Be to Make It Easy for Others to Follow in Their Footsteps Anyone whos ever walked into your laundry has a story behind how they got there and youd do well to listen to them whenever you get the chance. What do I mean? Try stopping ...
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Philip Kodroff Laundromart Hollywood, Fla. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Kodroff was a corporate executive in the fashion industry. Store Opening April 20, 2016 Business Hours 24 hours a day. The laundry is open every day, except for Christmas Day. Staff Three full-time ...
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Is Your Stores Exterior Signage Doing All It Can for Your Laundry Business? Your exterior signs serve as a type of silent salesperson for your self-service laundry. They draw attention to your business and help differentiate it from the others down the street or within your strip center. In fact, ...
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An Interview with the American Water Works Associations Director of Communications Greg Kail Greg Kail is the director of communications for the American Water Works Association, where he oversees internal and public communications, public affairs, media relations and a variety of other functions. ...
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Laundry Owner Serves Holiday Dinner to Area Homeless The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others Mahatma Gandhi For the last five years, weve done laundry for the homeless at our store every week. Heres how it works: if someone is admitted to the local homeless ...
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Kevin Adkins Dirty Laundry Express Irvington, N.J. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Kevin used to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Store Opening December 12, 2016 Business Hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Staff ...
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