‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

New York Governor, National Grid Announce Lifting of Gas Service Moratorium

New York City laundromat operators and potential investors – as well as other small-business owners and area residents – have an extra reason to give thanks this holiday week. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an agreement with National Grid to...

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

Eastern Funding Hosts Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Eastern Funding recently hosted its inaugural Women’s Business Leadership Conference in New York City. The event, with a theme of “Empowered Leadership,” brought together academics, entrepreneurs and other business professionals with the goal of shining the spotlight...
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‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

When Competition Moves In…

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

The Local Laundry Hub

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

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‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

HappyNest Expands into Two New Markets

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has added a new partner in the Wilmington, Del., market. “We have been fortunate to partner with very strong laundry operators in the mid-Atlantic region, and Leo Shao will add to that list,” said HappyNest founder John...

Florida Distributor Sponsors Top Youth Soccer Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, a distributor based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently sponsored Panthers FC, a local youth soccer team that finished in third place in the prestigious 3V3Live Soccer Tour’s South Florida Spookout Tournament. The event boasted more than 80...

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

Eastern Funding Hosts Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Eastern Funding recently hosted its inaugural Women’s Business Leadership Conference in New York City. The event, with a theme of “Empowered Leadership,” brought together academics, entrepreneurs and other business professionals with the goal of shining the spotlight...

Don’t Miss the Final CLA Connect LIVE Events of the Year

Register now to attend the last CLA Connect LIVE events planned for 2019. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Ohio December 4 in Cincinnati “Top 10 Trends in Vended Laundry,”...

Free CLA Webinar: ‘AMP’ Up Your Digital Marketing Presence

The Coin Laundry Association, in collaboration with American Marketing & Publishing LLC, will present the webinar – “2020 Visibility for Your Laundry Online: A Powerful Web Presence to Start the New Year” – on December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CST). Ashley...

TCATA Announces New Management Appointments

The Board of Directors of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association has named Leslie Schaeffer as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020. Schaeffer, TCATA’s current president, owns BPS Communications, which publishes National...

Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a...

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HappyNest Expands into Two New Markets

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has added a new partner in the Wilmington, Del., market. “We have been fortunate to partner with very strong laundry operators in the mid-Atlantic region, and Leo Shao will add to that list,” said HappyNest founder John...

Florida Distributor Sponsors Top Youth Soccer Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, a distributor based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently sponsored Panthers FC, a local youth soccer team that finished in third place in the prestigious 3V3Live Soccer Tour’s South Florida Spookout Tournament. The event boasted more than 80...

Eastern Funding Hosts Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Eastern Funding recently hosted its inaugural Women’s Business Leadership Conference in New York City. The event, with a theme of “Empowered Leadership,” brought together academics, entrepreneurs and other business professionals with the goal of shining the spotlight...

Don’t Miss the Final CLA Connect LIVE Events of the Year

Register now to attend the last CLA Connect LIVE events planned for 2019. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Ohio December 4 in Cincinnati “Top 10 Trends in Vended Laundry,”...

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The Perfect Complement?

The Perfect Complement?

Here’s How Linen Rental Can Be a Profitable Addition to Your Full-Service Laundry Business One of the easier and more profitable opportunities for vended laundry owners who service commercial accounts – which a number of operators, including myself, have ventured into...

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The Business Mind

Broadcasting Your Business

Broadcasting Your Business

How to Use Radio and Television to Promote Your Vended Laundry I’ve always been extremely interested in radio and television. As a child, I used to collect mail order catalogs for two-way radios and look through them constantly. I’d also listen to my transistor radio...

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Deconstructing the ‘App’

Three Types of Apps Any Business Can Use – Even Yours When you hear the word “app,” you probably think about something on your phone that has a pretty specific use. Something like the Facebook app or your bank app. They’re useful and handy – but, ultimately,...

Thriving in an Urban Setting

Simple, Effective Tactics for Building Business in Today’s Growing Metro Areas The data is clear. Pew Research recently shared that more people than ever are moving to urban areas and the diversity of our nation’s cities is increasing dramatically. For business...

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A New Laundromat in the Neighborhood?

Not that long ago, I had a competitor build a store right across the street from me. Literally, I could stand at the front door of my laundromat and throw a rock through his window. (Just for the record, I didn’t.) Fortunately, it takes a while to build a store from...

Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

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