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The Basics of Setting Up a Secure, Successful Wireless Network at Your Laundry Business [This is the first 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 providers, ...
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Isn’t It About Time You Started Promoting Your Business on the Largest Social Media Network on the Internet? Here’s How… [This is the first in a series of articles on how to market your laundry business through Facebook.] So, you’ve decided to include Facebook as part of your marketing, but ...
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Here Are 10 Key Exterior Design Elements That Impact Your Customers Before They Ever Walk Through Your Doors The exterior setting of your laundry can – and will – have a direct impact on your store’s overall performance. Simply put, it’s all about perception and its impact on your brand values. When ...
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Vince Lograsso 10th Avenue Laundromat Express Lake Worth, Fla. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Lograsso was – and still is – in the restaurant business, as well as investing in commercial real estate. Store Opening October 2015 Business Hours 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during ...
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The Latest Products and Technologies from the Laundry Industry’s Top Companies California multi-store owner Brian Brunckhorst unofficially dubbed the 2017 edition of The Clean Show to be “The Year of Technology.” And given the vast array of brand new high-tech offerings that crowded the Las Vegas ...
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Industry Experts Sound Off on the Most Common and Dangerous Pitfalls of a Laundry Lease – And How to Avoid Them [This is the second of a two-part series on obtaining the most favorable lease terms for your laundry business. Part One appeared in the July issue.] Once signed, leases tend to be rather ...
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In Today’s Marketplace, Your Brand is Critical to the Success of Your Business. Here’s How to Build a Strong One If you’ve spent time reading this column lately, you’ve probably seen the word “brand” in some form at least a dozen times. The reason for that is simple… Brands are important! In essence, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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