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...

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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Commercial Real Estate

Originally posted - Jun 27, 2013 Some of today's self-service laundry owners are multi-store operators who have studied and learned the real estate business thanks to a series of building purchases and retail storefront leases over the years. Others are real estate...

Fighting the Good Fight

Originally posted - May 01, 2013 The protection of the sales tax exemption for self-service laundries has been the Coin Laundry Association's leading legislative priority for more than 30 years. It's an issue the organization continually monitors – and, therefore,...

Timing is Everything

Originally posted - Dec 21, 2012 Looking for a great way to increase your revenue? Have your store open when it's convenient for your customers. Let's assume you're doing everything else right to please your customers. You have the right equipment mix. You provide...

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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...

Taking Care of Business

Originally posted - Jan issue/2012 Here's How Four Laundry Owners Diversified Their Operations with Commercial Accounts In the laundry business, an idle machine is a missed chance to gain needed revenue – and it's an opportunity that can never be recovered. Perhaps no...

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...

Competing

Originally posted - Sep issue/2012 How to Respond When a New Laundromat Enters Your Market When the closest competitor to one of Brian Brunckhorst's coin laundries in northern California lost its lease, the multi-store owner was understandably overjoyed – and his...

Industry Showcase

Originally posted - June issue/2012 The Latest Products and Services from the Coin Laundry Industry's Leading Companies Alabama Bag Co. Alabama Bag Co., established in 1908 and is located in Talladega, Ala., provides high-quality canvas money bags for coins and...

‘Time’ Is On His Side

Originally posted - Nov issue/2012 New Entrepreneur Opens His First Self-Service Laundry in Upstate New York At only 27, Scott Carey can already see his future – and it involves dirty laundry. Hopefully, lots and lots of dirty laundry. After all, Carey is the owner of...

At Your Service: What Laundry Customers Really Want

Orginally posted - Sep 11, 2013 Attracting and retaining more customers are the keys to any successful business. As a result, figuring out just what it is your laundry customers really want or need to spend their money on – and then giving it to them – is the "holy...

Vital Signs

Neglect Your Store's Signage at Your Own Risk Because a laundromat is a self-service business, there is the tendency among some owners to have a "build-it-and-they-will-wash" attitude toward their stores. In other words, the focus is primarily on the equipment offered...

Think Like an Entrepreneur

Originally posted - Feb issue/2012 Cliff Michaels is a writer, speaker, strategist and entrepreneur. For more than 20 years, he has built companies in real estate, technology, publishing and consulting. He also is the former president and a board member of the Young...

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This Month's Issue

  • When the Dry Goes Well…: From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into the Overall Business Equation
  • Laundry 101: Is Starting a Laundromat on Your To-Do List for the New Year?
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Clean 2015: A Recap from Atlanta

Originally posted - July issue/2012 I have owned a small, unattended laundromat for four years. I am by no means an expert in the field. However, there are two bits of advice I might be able to give regarding what could potentially cause a business to fail, and...

Statewide Laundry to Debut Investment Webinars This Fall

Statewide Laundry Equipment - with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami, Fla. - will be introducing a new digital approach to presenting laundry investment seminars for newcomers looking to get started in the industry. Webinars, hosted by industry...

Huebsch Recognizes Its Distributor of the Year

Houston's Gulf States Laundry Machinery Honored for the Second Time Huebsch recently named Gulf States Laundry Machinery Co. the company's 2014 Distributor of the Year. "We are honored to name Gulf States Laundry Machinery the 2014 Distributor of the Year," said...

CSC ServiceWorks, Pride Laundry Systems Merge

Pride Laundry Owner Mark Goodman to Join CSC Senior Management Team CSC ServiceWorks, a provider of multi-family housing and commercial laundry solutions, and Pride Laundry Systems, a laundry distributor based in North Hills, Calif., have announced that the two...

On-Demand Laundry Delivery Service Opens in Washington D.C. Market

Bob Schwartz is the Owner/Operator of WashClub D.C. WashClubTrak, a tech-based laundry and drycleaning company with on-demand pickup and delivery, is rolling out services in Washington D.C. "Doing laundry is a time-consuming, never-ending problem," said Bob Schwartz,...

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