For Rent

A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing Traditionally, when we speak of doing commercial accounts work in a laundromat setting, we’re most often talking about customer-owned goods. This is where the...

LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...
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Planning & Funding Your Laundry Business

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A Sense of Community

Originally posted - Dec 20, 2013 When the Tasty Baking Company (makers of the popular Tastykake line of snack foods) decided to relocate its production facility, the move opened up a 30-acre parcel of prime real estate in northern Philadelphia, where the company's...

‘Landlord and Tenant’

[ Originally posted - Feb 25, 2014 As the president of Alabama-based Joy Enterprises, Mark Joy is clearly one of the leaders within the franchised fast-food business in his state. With nearly 20 Subway restaurants, a half dozen Long John Silver's locations and a...

Giving Back

Originally posted - Nov 19, 2013 Jeff Lindemann likes to say that he's probably not the best businessman. However, the facts are the facts. And the former police officer and his wife, Mandy, currently own and operate not one or two - but three - successful businesses...

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Decreasing Downtime

Orginally posted - Mar 18, 2013 Every laundromat owner has one thing in common – we all want to maximize the amount of turns per day on our equipment. To every customer, your laundromat never has enough machines for their needs, regardless of the size of the store,...

Round the Clock

Originally posted - Jun 14, 2012 A growing trend among self-service laundries is to stay open 'round the clock – 24/7. Personally, I have owned three laundromats – and two of the three were (and still are) open 24 hours. I also have built many, many more laundries for...

Decreasing Downtime

Orginally posted - Mar 18, 2013 Every laundromat owner has one thing in common – we all want to maximize the amount of turns per day on our equipment. To every customer, your laundromat never has enough machines for their needs, regardless of the size of the store,...

Learn From My Mistakes

Originally posted - Oct 09, 2014 When building my two self-service laundries, I really thought I had covered all my bases. I even shared my design with a paid consultant and a few veteran store owners to see what they thought. And yet I still overlooked several...

‘Fun’ for the Whole Family

Orginally posted - Oct 21, 2013 Ask most laundry owners about their landlords and you're likely to get more than a few responses that are less than suitable for a family publication such as ours. Not so with Kevin Moyle, who operates Loads of Fun in Houghton, Mich....

The Customer is Always Right Even When They’re Not

Originally posted - April issue/2012 An Interview with Pennsylvania Laundry Owner Jeryl Knechel Jeryl Knechel operates laundromats in Pennsylvania. He also is the treasurer of the Delaware Valley Coin Laundry Association. He recently took some time to talk with...

‘Power’ Hitter

Originally posted - June issue 2012 Richard Costello is president of Acela Energy Group, an energy consulting group specializing in energy procurement and load management, as well as energy conservation training, auditing and on-site wind and solar generation...

Leading the Way

Originally posted - Jan issue/2012 Kenny Wells has always been and entrepreneur to some degree. Before entering the coin laundry business, he was a real estate broker, primarily managing his own apartments and mobile homes as rental property. Along the way, he also...

Help Your Staff Help Your Business

Originally posted - Aug issue/2012 Winning customer service is your self-service laundry's best competitive advantage. It's the lifeblood of any business. In fact, you can offer promotions and slash vend prices to bring in as many new customers as you want, but unless...

Branded!

Originally posted - April issue/2012 Building a Brand for Your Self-Service Laundry May Be the Smartest Business Move You Make All Year Think only those big corporate types need to bother with such frivolous, esoteric topics are branding? Think again. Your brand says...

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Historic Sales Tax Victory in Iowa

ISSLA-Sponsored Bill Sails Through Both Houses of State Legislature A bill sponsored by the Iowa Self-Service Laundry Association to repeal the existing sales tax on coin-operated laundry recently passed unanimously in the Iowa Senate and is now on its way to Gov....

Great Lakes Commercial Sales Hosts Successful Spring Events

More Than 200 Attend Midwestern Product Expos and Service Schools Great Lakes Commercial Sales, Inc. welcomed more than 200 laundry owners and potential investors to its annual product expos, which were held throughout the Midwest during April and May. The events -...

Texas Laundry Offering Relief for Flood Victims

Wash Day Laundry – through Project Laundry Love – is now offering free laundry services for those affected by the devastating floods in Wimberley, Texas, located southwest of Austin. Until June 5, 2015, volunteers will wash, dry, fold and bag laundry with a 24-hour...

Aaxon Names Multi-Housing Account Executive

Bill Brown to Oversee the Central Florida Market Aaxon Laundry Systems recently appointed Bill Brown to the position of multi-housing account executive for the central Florida market. "I'm honored and excited to be part of the Aaxon family," said Brown, who will be...

Berkshire Hills Acquires Firestone Financial

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. has announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately held Firestone Financial Corp. as an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. Based in Needham, Mass., Firestone is a nationwide commercial specialty...

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