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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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A Taxing Situation

Heres a Look at the Current Legislative Climate Across the U.S. And What It Could Mean for Laundry Tax Exemptions Over the last several years, we have seen a significant rise in the number of proposals to impose new state sales taxes on services. Laundry services including self-service laundry ...
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Laundry Owners Reveal Their Utility-Saving Initiatives And the Bottom Line Results Utility costs. Its a topic guaranteed to get every laundry owner in the room talking. After all, water, natural gas and electricity are the lifeblood of every self-service laundry business. And, collectively, they ...
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An Interview with Michigan Laundry Owner Mark Murray Mark Murray who owns the 5,200-square-foot FabriCare Express Laundry at the Adrian Image Center in Adrian, Mich. grew up in the self-service laundry business. In fact, at one point, his fathers laundry chain numbered a dozen stores across several ...
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Six Steps to Properly Setting Up Your Sales Funnel When laundry owners contact me about increasing their wash-dry-fold businesses, converting more foot traffic or getting their pickup services off the ground, one of the first things I look at is whether or not their websites are adequately set up ...
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Laundry Owners Reveal Their Top Business Goals for 2017 Each January, many of us make a list of resolutions to help us live better lives throughout the year. Whether those resolutions are to eat healthier, work out more often, get out of debt or just be nicer to others, the New Year provides ...
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An Interview with Chicago Laundry Business Veteran John Vassiliades John Vassiliades, president and CEO of J. Vassiliades & Co., began his career in the self-service laundry and drycleaning business more than 40 years ago. During that time, he has owned multiple stores throughout the Chicago area, ...
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Craig Wells Marysville Laundry Station Marysville, Wash. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Craig used to work in a grocery store. Store Opening January 1, 2004 Business Hours 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with the last wash beginning at 9:00 p.m. Staff Three full-time ...
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The Midweek Laundromat Doldrums Drove Owner John MacKrell to Seek Out Additional Business, Leading to the Creation of Springboard It was another quiet Tuesday. And, if John MacKrell were in the business of selling dryer lint, he would have told you after a busy weekend of walk-in traffic that ...
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A Look Back at the Past 12 Months And a Peek at What Lies Ahead for the Laundry Industry in 2017 Its that time of year again a time to reminisce about the 366 days gone by (yes, it was a leap year) and to try to get a feeling for what the next 365 have in store. Everyone does it from the largest ...
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An Interview with Reginald Milton, Executive Director of the South Memphis Alliance And a Laundry Operator Reginald Milton is executive director and founder of the South Memphis Alliance, which is a nonprofit organization established in 2000. The SMAs mission is to improve the health, knowledge ...
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Demographic and Competitive Analyses are Time-Consuming and Maybe a Bit Boring But They Can Be Critical to Finding a Winning Store Site Demographic and competitive analyses can be useful tools for assessing whether or not a location has the potential to be a profitable self-service laundry. However, ...
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Heres a Look at the Major Marketing Trends of 2016 Along with a Few Predictions for the Coming Year Cartography, the art and science of creating maps, has reportedly been around for more than 4,000 years. The ancient Babylonians etched maps on clay, the Greeks told us the world was round, and now ...
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The Keys to Efficient and Impactful Laundry Lighting In the most recent Coin Laundry Association survey on laundromat customer behavior, two of the top three answers respondents gave as reasons why they would choose one self-service laundry over another are cleanliness and safety and security. Perhaps ...
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Quarterly Economic Report Indicates an Accelerated Growth Phase for the Self-Service Laundry Industry Florida multi-store owner Tom Rhodes doesnt mind talking about the time he purchased a rundown laundromat for $25,000, with thoughts of rehabbing the business. He also isnt shy about admitting ...
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When His Familys Laundry Chain Needed a POS System for Its Drop-Off Business, Brian Henderson Created One Now Hes Built a Company Around That Solution It is a common scenario: an entrepreneurial individual solves a desperate need for his or her day job, realizes that the solution could assist many ...
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Boyd Woodard BW Laundry Inc. Magic Laundry, Lawndale, Calif Neighborhood Wash, Hawthorne, Calif. Before Getting into the Laundry Business Mr. Woodard was a senior manager of engineering at a multinational medical device company. Store Openings ML: September 2015 NW: December 2015 ...
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