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Owners Open Up About Their Professional Backgrounds Prior to Running Their Stores Just taking a wild guess here – but it’s probably likely that the vast majority of those of you reading this sentence right now never thought you would ever in a million years be in (or considering getting into) the ...
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The Industry’s Leading Operators Descend on Southwest Florida for a High-Tech Look at an Evolving Business More than 200 of the nation’s leading laundry owners and industry executives recently joined their peers for two days of high-level networking and progressive educational sessions – all set amidst ...
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Billy and Melissa Blaylock Bam’s Coin Laundry Anniston, Ala. Other Locations Pell City, Springville and Childersburg, Ala. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Billy and Melissa both continue to work for the Honda Motor Company. Store Openings The couple’s first store in Pell City ...
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Eight Sure-Fire Tips for Maximizing the Impact and Effectiveness of Your Laundry’s Marketing Budget Marketing means money out of pocket, but it’s essential to the revenue growth of your laundry business. So, when making a marketing investment, be sure to get the greatest possible marketing exposure ...
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Top Laundry Owners Weigh In on What Goes into a Successful Site Selection Process Get two (non-competing) laundry owners in a room and see how quickly the conversation turns to the new, potentially blockbuster laundry markets and store sites they’re both currently looking into. I’d set the over/under ...
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An Interview with Veteran Laundry Distributor Lamar Thomas Lamar Thomas, president of T&L Equipment Sales Co., got his start in the laundry industry in 1954, delivering washers and dryers to coin laundries in the Charlotte, N.C. area. In 1967, he joined his father at S.H. Duncan & Co. – and, ...
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Store Owners Launch Early Childhood Literacy and Learning Program in the Chicago Suburbs Laundry operators Bill Norteman and Jim Cowen know what it’s like to try to do the family laundry with children in tow. As the co-owners of JetXpress Laundry in Elgin, Ill., they witness it firsthand on a regular ...
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Boost Your Digital Marketing Success with Automation Techniques, Solid Analytics and a Retargeting Program Technology is a game-changer. Since the year 2000, we’ve seen the invention, adoption, and removal of advancements like MySpace, multiple generations of smartphones, and even the almighty and ...
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Reinvented CLA Affiliate Program Aims for More Meetings in More Places, Less Burden on Volunteers Over the past several months, you’ve seen a couple of columns from recent CLA Board Chairs Jim Whitmore and Ron Kelley, talking about the strategic planning being done at the Coin Laundry Association ...
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Seven Key Components All Laundry Owners Should Have in Their Promotional Arsenals Let’s say you’ve just built or purchased a vended laundry. How do you get the word out, attract new customers, develop customer loyalty, and continuously grow your business? If you had to choose just a handful of must-have ...
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Kurt and Ashley Schroeder Speed Wash Tampa, Fla. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… The Schroeders were involved with the leasing and sales of medical equipment. Store Opening December 8, 2017 Business Hours Speed Wash is open 24 hours a day. Staff 6 attendants Total square ...
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Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Industry – And Where They See It Headed What’s ahead for the vended laundry industry? The resurgent U.S. economy of recent years has strengthened and grown the laundromat business in nearly every marketplace. The last few Clean ...
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Are You Maximizing Your Laundromat’s Beverage and Snack Vending Operation? Beyond washers, dryers and folding tables, perhaps the most commonly found pieces of equipment in nearly every self-service laundry are vending machines. In fact, according to recent Coin Laundry Association statistics, more ...
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What better day than Dr. Seuss’ birthday to focus on childhood literacy? Last month – coinciding with the famed author’s March 2nd birthday, as well as National Read Across America Day – the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation launched its inaugural LaundryCares Literacy Summit, ...
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The Basics of Setting Up a Secure, Successful Wireless Network at Your Laundry Business [This is the fourth in a series of articles written to offer helpful suggestions about where to begin and how to better manage an existing or planned Wi-Fi network. Among the topics to be covered are service ...
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Matt Clark and Brian Harrington Happy Life Laundromat Cherry Valley, Ill. Before Getting Into the Laundry Business… Matt and Brian were involved in self-storage management and construction. Store Opening January 14, 2018 Business Hours 8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (card-holding members ...
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How Laundry Owners Can Maximize Their Profits Despite Today’s Ever-Changing Economic Landscape Southern California laundry owner Art Jaeger recently was scheduled to have state officials visit his laundries to conduct a workers’ compensation classification audit. And, clearly, this upcoming meeting ...
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An Interview with State Tax Expert Joe Crosby Joe Crosby serves as the chief executive officer of MultiState Associates, the nation’s leading state and local government relations services firm. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s efforts to help clients resolve the challenges they ...
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Six Steps to Developing and Executing a Promotional Plan Tailored Specifically to Your Business It doesn’t take an outrageous investment to market your self-service laundry business. However, it does take consistency, planning, and execution. If you don’t currently advertise very much, you certainly ...
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Primus Brings More Than 100 Years of Success in Europe to the North American Commercial Laundry Market Founded in 1911, Primus began its journey in Europe as a manufacturer of residential washing machines and household dishwashers. During the 1960s, the company realized that the durability and performance ...
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