Tiering Up

Originally posted – Aug 02, 2013 Over the last decade, every major manufacturer has introduced the ability to offer multiple pricing levels on their washers. For the most part, this technological development has been driven by the demand of self-service laundry...

Stains Are Not Created Equal

Originally posted – Apr 04, 2014 When it comes to drop-off laundry, there are different levels of wash-dry-fold service. And it’s up to each individual owner to define what that level of service should be for his or her particular store. For instance, I...

Stain Removal: Back to Basics

Originally posted – Aug 27, 2014 I get calls from laundry owners every week, asking a number of questions about different ways to enhance their drop-off laundry businesses. However, the most common queries I receive revolve around stain removal. So, let’s...

After Disaster Strikes

Originally posted – Oct 05, 2012 Previously, we looked at how fire and water garment restoration can be a profitable niche for some coin laundry owners – as well as how to potentially land this type of work. Now, let’s assume that the restoration business...

Control Your Own Destiny

Originally posted – Oct 08, 2013 In last month’s column, I wrote about the five biggest mistakes you can make when running your drop-off laundry business. One of the pitfalls I warned against was letting your employees work for themselves – essentially...

The Doctor’s Diagnoses

Originally posted – Dec 27, 2013 I recently conducted a webinar for the Coin Laundry Association, dealing with commercial stain removal. After my presentation, I received a number of great questions from the attendees, so I thought I would share of few of them...

Fire and Water Restoration

Originally posted – Sep 12, 2012 I get calls from laundry owners all across the country about how to handle garments that either have been through fires or damaged by flooding. And, personally, I’ve done a good deal of work with a number of fire and water...

Warming Up to Cold Calls

Originally posted – May 04, 2012 If you’re serious about growing the commercial accounts segment of your laundry business, you can’t avoid it – eventually, you’re going to have to make cold calls on potential clients. Some laundry owners...
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