Shaping Perceptions

Orignally posted – Sep 28, 2012 Every small business – including your self-service laundry – reflects the personal ethics, values and specific work habits of its owner. Your “business aura” is an exact mirror image of you, the owner. And the people...

It’s the Law!

Originally posted – Nov 26, 2012 The paramount universal truism of business is that all customers are people. Therefore, it’s logical to assume that, if we become proficient at understanding the psychology of the human organism, we should end up as...

10 Years….10 Lessons

Originally posted – May 06, 2013 I’ve been in the laundry business for the last 28 years, both as a distributor and a coin laundry owner. And, along the way, I’ve kept lists of the things I’ve learned. Some people collect stamps or coins or...

Mind Your Business

Originally posted – Sep 09, 2014 The late Hall of Fame baseball manager George “Sparky” Anderson was a down-home, good-hearted, likable and highly intelligent guy. And, during his years managing the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers, he also was a...

The Cost of Being Wrong

Originally posted – May 29, 2012 A fellow hands me a bag containing six marbles – five of the marbles of white and one is black – and he asks me to blindly draw a marble from the bag. If it’s white, he says he’ll pay me $20; however, if...