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Just got my first commercial client, what next?

I'm in dire need of advice! I currently manage a small janitorial co. and took a shot at a bid to do laundry for a commercial industry. Starting with around 100 pants, 100 shirts made of high end work fabric which I'm not sure what it's called but I suprisingly got the bid and now I don't have...

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For New Investors: Getting into the Laundry Business

Are you wondering what it takes to be run a laundry-based business? This webinar covers the basics of laundry investment and management. We take the guesswork out of the laundromat investment process and provide you with an overview of what's needed to open a self-service laundry. If you're new...

 11-14-2017 | 12:00 - 13:00 ET


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CG West Hosts 4th Profit Symposium

Continental Girbau West ’s recent Conference of Champions Profit Symposium – held at the company’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – drew laundry owners and investors from throughout Southern California, according to CG West Vice President Tod Sorensen. Focused on methods for improving...


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Wash with Wally: Cleaning Leather Gloves, Keeping Stainless Steel Washers Shiny and More...

I’ve landed a commercial account with the local sewer and water department, washing their leather gloves. But I am having trouble getting the gloves soft and pliable. I also could use some tips on how to remove all of the dirt, grime and grease on them. I would appreciate any advice you can...


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Wash with Wally: Removing Food Oil Stains, Dealing with Smoke Odors and More...

I have a great drop-off laundry business. Up until recently, I had no problems with stain removal. However, last month, I picked up a restaurant account and now wash a great deal of their linen. My problem is that I can’t seem to remove the food oil stains from the table linens. And,...


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Integrity Laundry Solutions Hosts Successful Educational Event

Integrity Laundry Solutions , based in Walla Walla, Wash., recently hosted its first annual Profit Symposium. This educational event – which drew 28 self-service laundry owners and investors from throughout Washington and Oregon – provided presentations and methods for improving vended laundry...


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CLA Adds New Keynote Speaker to Excellence in Laundry

Sustainability Expert Tim Greiner Rounds Out Lineup for California Event The Coin Laundry Association has announced that a third keynote presentation has been added to the educational lineup for next month’s Excellence in Laundry Conference, which will be held May 18-19 at the Ojai Valley...


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Wash with Wally: Calculating a Workable Retail Rent, Bidding on a Commercial Account and More...

My rent payment is killing me. Is there some type of calculation as to what percentage of gross the rent should be? Ideally, your rent should be between 15 percent and 25 percent of your gross volume. When you venture into that 25 percent range, have debt service on equipment and are fully...


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CLA Gears Up for Excellence in Laundry Conference 2016

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – March 29, 2016 - In 2012, the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) launched its first-ever Excellence in Laundry Conference – an unprecedented event that brought the self-service laundry industry’s most successful people together for two days of unmatched educational sessions...


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CLA to Host Texas Workshop for New Investors

The Coin Laundry Association , in partnership with its Texas affiliate, will hold a New Laundry Investor Workshop on April 22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. This educational event – scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – will cover all of the industry basics...