COVID-19 Leaves Laundry Owners Short on Coins

The coronavirus crisis has sparked a nationwide coin shortage that has left retailers scrambling, including some laundromat owners who have found themselves short of the quarters needed to replenish changers. The Federal Reserve recently revealed that the pandemic had...

On the Money

Securing Economic Relief During These Difficult Times According to a recent Coin Laundry Association survey, nearly 40 percent of the laundromat owners who responded indicated that they had applied for federal funding assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Store...

Planning for a New Normal

Key Considerations for Laundry Owners in the Post-COVID-19 World These days, I find myself spending a good chunk of my time thinking about my laundry business – not necessarily about what to do with my PPP stimulus money or how to run my operation in the middle of...

Make 2020 Count

“The more people, the more dirty clothes.” – Ancient laundromat wisdom Time flies, as do the decades. Despite the ongoing pandemic and economic concerns, there’s a headcount to be made in 2020. The original constitutional edict from the framers comes to life in the...

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On the Money

On the Money

Securing Economic Relief During These Difficult Times According to a recent Coin Laundry Association survey, nearly 40 percent of the laundromat owners who responded indicated that they had applied for federal funding assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Store...

Let the Buyer Beware

Let the Buyer Beware

What You Should Never Do When Looking to Purchase an Existing Laundromat In recent years, thanks in part to writing for this magazine, as well as getting the opportunity to speak to store owners through the Coin Laundry Association’s Connect LIVE program, I’ve been...

Staying Power

Staying Power

Looking Ahead to the Future of Laundromats The coronavirus outbreak has significantly impacted all of our lives in some way or another. Some of us have witnessed the dangers of this virus first-hand and the very real health concerns it presents. Many others have lost...

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COVID-19 Leaves Laundry Owners Short on Coins

The coronavirus crisis has sparked a nationwide coin shortage that has left retailers scrambling, including some laundromat owners who have found themselves short of the quarters needed to replenish changers. The Federal Reserve recently revealed that the pandemic had...

On the Money

Securing Economic Relief During These Difficult Times According to a recent Coin Laundry Association survey, nearly 40 percent of the laundromat owners who responded indicated that they had applied for federal funding assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Store...

Aaxon to Represent Huebsch in North Florida

Huebsch recently expanded the territory of Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition to its current coverage area for Huebsch, the distributor also will now cover the northern region of Florida, up to Tallahassee, for the brand. “We are...

Florida Franchisor Looks to Expand National Footprint

WaveMAX Laundry – a vended laundry franchisor based in Jacksonville, Fla., currently with 16 laundromat locations across multiple states – is looking to aggressively boost its share of the market. The brand has an additional 24 locations under development and nearly...

Planning for a New Normal

Key Considerations for Laundry Owners in the Post-COVID-19 World These days, I find myself spending a good chunk of my time thinking about my laundry business – not necessarily about what to do with my PPP stimulus money or how to run my operation in the middle of...

Make 2020 Count

“The more people, the more dirty clothes.” – Ancient laundromat wisdom Time flies, as do the decades. Despite the ongoing pandemic and economic concerns, there’s a headcount to be made in 2020. The original constitutional edict from the framers comes to life in the...

Clean 2021 Booth Sales Now Open to 2019 Exhibitors

The Clean Show is now accepting booth space contracts for next year’s event from all of the exhibitors who participated in the 2019 show. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Sales will open to all other companies interested in exhibiting this fall....

CLA Board of Directors Issues Statement Rejecting Racism

Today, the Coin Laundry Association’s Board of Directors issued the following statement: The Coin Laundry Association’s mission is “to advance the self-service laundry industry by providing store operators with the industry research, connectivity, education and other...

Clean 2019 Listed Among Top Trade Shows

Trade Show News Network, which covers the latest news and trends in the trade show industry, has ranked the Clean Show at No. 83 in its listing of Top 250 Trade Shows of 2019. The annual list is based on net square feet of paid exhibit space. Clean 2019 in New Orleans...

Speed Queen Opens 700th Branded Laundry

Speed Queen recently reached a milestone by opening its 700th branded laundromat, with the launch of its new store in Orbassano, Italy. “New investors and entrepreneurs continue to leverage the brand equity and our proven business model of Speed Queen-branded...

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PL Magazine July 2020

This Month's Issue

  • On the Money: Securing Economic Relief During These Difficult Times
  • Digital Marketing: Customer Service in Today’s Turbulent, Information Driven World. 
  • The Business Mind: How Your Psychological Makeup Impacts Your Financial Decisions
  • Up Close: An Interview with Multi-Store Owner Daniel Marrazzo
  • And more…

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Industry News

COVID-19 Leaves Laundry Owners Short on Coins

The coronavirus crisis has sparked a nationwide coin shortage that has left retailers scrambling, including some laundromat owners who have found themselves short of the quarters needed to replenish changers. The Federal Reserve recently revealed that the pandemic had...

Aaxon to Represent Huebsch in North Florida

Huebsch recently expanded the territory of Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition to its current coverage area for Huebsch, the distributor also will now cover the northern region of Florida, up to Tallahassee, for the brand. “We are...

Florida Franchisor Looks to Expand National Footprint

WaveMAX Laundry – a vended laundry franchisor based in Jacksonville, Fla., currently with 16 laundromat locations across multiple states – is looking to aggressively boost its share of the market. The brand has an additional 24 locations under development and nearly...

Clean 2021 Booth Sales Now Open to 2019 Exhibitors

The Clean Show is now accepting booth space contracts for next year’s event from all of the exhibitors who participated in the 2019 show. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Sales will open to all other companies interested in exhibiting this fall....

CLA Board of Directors Issues Statement Rejecting Racism

Today, the Coin Laundry Association’s Board of Directors issued the following statement: The Coin Laundry Association’s mission is “to advance the self-service laundry industry by providing store operators with the industry research, connectivity, education and other...

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Planning for a New Normal

Planning for a New Normal

Key Considerations for Laundry Owners in the Post-COVID-19 World These days, I find myself spending a good chunk of my time thinking about my laundry business – not necessarily about what to do with my PPP stimulus money or how to run my operation in the middle of...

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The Business Mind

What’s on My Bookshelf?

What’s on My Bookshelf?

The ‘Best of the Best’ from the Author’s Own Personal Business Library I’ve had the same office in the same building for the last 15 years – from which my brother, Fred, and I run our laundry machinery distributorship. As with most repetitive actions, when I arrive to...

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Wash With Wally

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Marketing During Times of Crisis

Some Promotional Do’s, Don’ts and Considerations as We All Try to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis It’s easy to get downhearted about the state of the world in the middle of COVID-19’s madness. With social distancing measures, self-quarantines in place and a heightened...

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...

Viewpoint

Make 2020 Count

“The more people, the more dirty clothes.” – Ancient laundromat wisdom Time flies, as do the decades. Despite the ongoing pandemic and economic concerns, there’s a headcount to be made in 2020. The original constitutional edict from the framers comes to life in the...

Better Than Before: Laundries After the Pandemic

In the March issue in this very space, I wrote a column entitled, “A Decade of Transformation.” I began with the following sentence: “Call me crazy, but I like to see other people happy and succeeding.” I then proceeded to lay out a plan for taking a laundry business...

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