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Legislative Newsletter, March 2017

Taxing ‘Sugary Beverages’ Increasing at the Local Level The debate over the health impact of sugar has raged for decades, and “sugary beverages” have been singled out by some advocates as negatively affecting America’s obesity epidemic. More recently, policymakers...


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Nebraska Sales Tax Threatens Laundry Owners' Bottom Line

Imagine having to remit 7.5% of your gross sales to the state of Nebraska each year, without being able to collect this tax from customers on a daily basis. What’s the threat? Like most states, Nebraska currently exempts coin laundries from collecting sales tax . Various competing tax...


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Why Should Self-Service Laundries Remain Exempt From Sales Tax

The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is committed to ensuring that all self-service laundries remain exempt from sales tax based on several fundamental principles of tax policy: Sales Tax on Self-Service Laundry Hurts Working Families: Self-service laundries serve low income renters; senior...


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In Working Order…

During their initial investigation of the laundry business, many potential investors worry about the common myth of whether they are “mechanically inclined” enough to join this industry. The truth of the matter is that they should be much more concerned with whether or not they are business...


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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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Building a Winning Team

Here’s How to Improve Your Chances of Hiring Quality Attendants – And Starting Them Off of the Right Foot [This is the first of a three-part series on hiring and training laundry attendants.] To me, employee training actually starts with the hiring process. And that process begins by...


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When You Look at Your Business, What Do You See?

Maximize Profits by Changing the Way You Personally View Your Self-Service Laundry Operation As the story goes, two young salmon were swimming along one day when they were passed by a much older and far wiser fish coming from the opposite direction. The older fish greets the two as he passes,...


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Up and Running

Store Owners Share Their Philosophies for Keeping Laundry Equipment in Service and Operating Smoothly [This is the first part in a series on equipment repairs and maintenance.] As a laundry owner, your customers pay your bills. And, more than anything else, it’s your wide array of...


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Pure and Simple

An Interview with Business Sustainability Expert Tim Greiner Tim Greiner is the co-founder and managing director of Pure Strategies, based in Gloucester, Mass., with a satellite office in Reston, Va. He has pioneered approaches to building environmental and social integrity into products,...


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Changing with the Times

A Roundtable Discussion with Today’s Leading Bill Changer Manufacturers After washers and dryers, your store’s bill changers are arguably the most vital pieces of equipment in your store. After all, they make it possible for many of your customers to actually use your laundry equipment. ...