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...

Clean ’19: The Big Show Visits The Big Easy

New Orleans to Host Laundry Industry’s Largest Trade Show and Convention The Crescent City, The Birthplace of Jazz, Mardi Gras City, The City That Care Forgot, America’s Most Interesting City, Hollywood South… and, of course, The Big Easy. New Orleans is referred to...

Are You a Good Role Model?

Success in the Workplace Leads to Success in the Marketplace Did you know that the strategies you use as a laundry owner in your workplace dictate employee performance and their specific behaviors toward your customers? This article is about you, the laundry owner,...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

The Coin Laundry Association held CLA Connect LIVE events on April 30 in Marietta, Ga., and again on May 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their...
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At the Breaking Point?

Originally posted - May issue/2012 Today's Industry Manufacturers Sound Off on a Balancing Act They All Face – The One Between Washability and Energy Efficiency Industry manufacturers have always faced the challenge of producing commercial equipment that would clean...

Marketing on a Shoestring

Originally posted - Oct 14, 2014 Whether you're a single-store laundry owner new to the business or a multi-store operator with years of industry experience under your belt, you both share the same dilemma – how to effectively market and promote your business on a...

At the Breaking Point?

Originally posted - May issue/2012 Today's Industry Manufacturers Sound Off on a Balancing Act They All Face – The One Between Washability and Energy Efficiency Industry manufacturers have always faced the challenge of producing commercial equipment that would clean...

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Making a Name for Ourselves

Originally posted - Mar 27, 2012 What is our industry's brand? I'm fond of the following motto that I derived from the insightful consumer research conducted by the Coin Laundry Association: Our customers want time-savings and convenience in a clean, safe environment...

Take Notes – And Then Take Action

Originally posted - Aug 15, 2012 Each year, one of the most valuable things a self-service laundry owner can do is attend distributor shows. And please notice that I didn't just say "your distributor show." The reason for this is because I personally go to several...

Open for Business

Originally posted - Jan issue/2012 You've searched far and wide for that perfect laundry location or undervalued existing laundromat. You've met with every distributor and examined each manufacturer's spec sheets with a fine-toothed comb before selecting your new...

A Time to Reflect A Time to Move Forward

Originally posted - Dec issue/2012 As I write this column in late October, it seems to be more of a time of positive activity than a time of reflection. I just recently returned from the Coin Laundry Association's Excellence in Laundry Conference in Palm Springs. And,...

‘Face’ the Facts

Originally posted - Mar 25, 2013 If you are like me, a small-business owner, you most likely have heard of Facebook. You may even have a Facebook page for your business, but you may be wondering how to use Facebook practically to promote your business. I say...

A Plan Comes Together

Originally posted - Jun 11, 2013 In past columns, I've discussed the value of networking and the ideas I've picked up at industry events – ideas that have helped me save and make more money at my stores. A perfect example of this occurred last October, when I was in...

Be Aware, Be Prepared, Be Safe

Originally posted - Feb 14, 2012 How far do we need to go to protect our businesses, our customers, our property and, most importantly, our lives? As a former law enforcement officer and now a commercial laundry equipment distributor, I have combined my past...

Don’t Be the ‘Fall Guy’

Orignially posted - Oct 23, 2013 Slips, trips and falls can cost you much more than money. They can rob you of public trust and damage your brand. And, according the National Safety Council, more than 9 million disabling slips and falls occur each year, costing an...

Now Trending…

Originally posted Dec.issue/2012 Eight Trends and Issues Sure to Impact Your Business Life in 2013 "I don't set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them." – Dick Clark Yes, your small-business world can change quickly. And, yes, outside forces and new...

Is the Price Right?

Originally posted - March issue/2012 Accurately Calculating What Your Vend Prices Should Be Goes Well Beyond Figuring Out the Cost of a Wash and Dry It's not uncommon for newcomers to the industry to ask how to accurately calculate the cost of a wash and a dry to help...

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WashClub NYC Celebrates Earth Day

App-Based Laundry Service Will Plant a Tree for Every Customer Order Received in April In honor of Earth Day on April 22, WashClub NYC has announced that it will plant a tree for every customer order received this month. "We are an Earth-conscious company that...

Continental Welcomes New Vended Laundry Distributor

Manufacturer Announces Partnership with Equipment Marketers Continental Girbau Inc. has partnered with a new vended laundry distributor – Equipment Marketers, based in Cherry Hill, N.J. The distributorship will represent the ExpressWash, ExpressDry, L-Series washer,...

Eastern Funding Names New COO

Financing Company Promotes Stephen Gramaglia Eastern Funding, LLC has promoted Stephen Gramaglia to the position of chief operating officer. Formerly the company's executive vice president, Gramaglia will oversee credit operations, along with a number of the company's...

ADC to Host Service School

Educational Sessions To Be Held June 2-4 at the Company's Offices in Fall River, Mass. American Dryer Corp. has announced a new free education initiative aimed at helping self-service laundry owners and OPL operators. To be held over three days in June, ADC's service...

CLA Salutes Laundry Industry Leaders

Trade Association Announces 2015 Award Winners The Coin Laundry Association's Awards Committee has announced the 2015 recipients of the CLA Industry Awards. The committee recognizes the top volunteers in the self-service laundry industry every two years. All awards...

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