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HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

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HR in the Age of COVID-19

HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

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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...

HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

Fowler to Offer Touchless Mobile Payment

Fowler Laundry Solutions, headquartered in Union, N.J., has chosen mobile payment provider PayRange to upgrade the distributorship’s equipment with touchless payment via PayRange’s mobile app. Fowler is mobilizing to adapt to the new realities of doing business during...

HappyNest Launches Location in Daytona Beach

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Daytona Beach, Fla., market. “We have made a concerted effort to find the best partners on the east coast of Florida, and we continue that trend with our new partner, Mykal Tairu,” said HappyNest...

States Expand Worker Protection in the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

As legislatures return to governing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of their work will clearly change in response to a changing world. In terms of employment and labor policy, all levels of government have begun considering expansion of worker benefits...

CLEC Names Director of Operations for Dallas Location

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co., a factory-direct distributor of Alliance Laundry Systems equipment, has promoted Sam Husain to director of operations for its Dallas facility. Husain, who joined the CLEC team in 2018 as a regional sales manager, has since...

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This Month's Issue

  • Let the Buyer Beware: What You Should Never Do When Looking to Purchase an Existing Laundromat
  • Guest Feature: Looking Ahead to the Future of Laundromats
  • Up Close: HR in the Age of COVID-19
  • Insurance: What Owners Need to Know About Their Business Coverage
  • The Laundry Doctor: Planning for the New Normal
  • And more…

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Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Fowler to Offer Touchless Mobile Payment

Fowler Laundry Solutions, headquartered in Union, N.J., has chosen mobile payment provider PayRange to upgrade the distributorship’s equipment with touchless payment via PayRange’s mobile app. Fowler is mobilizing to adapt to the new realities of doing business during...

HappyNest Launches Location in Daytona Beach

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Daytona Beach, Fla., market. “We have made a concerted effort to find the best partners on the east coast of Florida, and we continue that trend with our new partner, Mykal Tairu,” said HappyNest...

States Expand Worker Protection in the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

As legislatures return to governing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of their work will clearly change in response to a changing world. In terms of employment and labor policy, all levels of government have begun considering expansion of worker benefits...

CLEC Names Director of Operations for Dallas Location

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co., a factory-direct distributor of Alliance Laundry Systems equipment, has promoted Sam Husain to director of operations for its Dallas facility. Husain, who joined the CLEC team in 2018 as a regional sales manager, has since...

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The Laundry Doctor

Serving in Uncertain Times

Serving in Uncertain Times

The Laundry Doctor Shares His Plan of Attack During the COVID-19 Outbreak What we’re all going through right now with the COVID-19 pandemic is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s a test of who we are as people – and what we are as a civilization. As laundry owners,...

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The Business Mind

The Art of Primal Persuasion

The Art of Primal Persuasion

Here’s How to Influence Customer Buying Behavior through the Principles of Neuroscience It’s a most unfortunate fact that literally billions of dollars are wasted on advertisements across all industries – including the vended laundry business – that simply fall short...

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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...

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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...

Stomping on the Front Lines

Many of us got into the laundromat business due to its simple nature and consistent characteristics. For most people, doing their laundry is a weekly demand. For all, it’s a basic necessity – not a luxury. And, for store owners, this provides a smooth and reliable...

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