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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Beyond Washers and Dryers

Originally posted - Jun 10, 2013 For the last 20 years, multi-store owner Bob Meuschke has averaged an additional 17 percent to 20 percent over and above his gross laundry sales, thanks to his operation's ancillary profit centers. "I am very much pro-ancillary profit...

Cutting Costs….Without Cutting Corners

Originally posted - Mar 11, 2013 As a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ways to bring in more business, to grow your market and to increase your profits. Of course, a great way to boost profits is by cutting expenses. After all, even...

Cutting Costs….Without Cutting Corners

Originally posted - Mar 11, 2013 As a self-service laundry owner, you're no doubt always looking for new ways to bring in more business, to grow your market and to increase your profits. Of course, a great way to boost profits is by cutting expenses. After all, even...

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Controlling His Own Destiny

Originally posted - May issue/2012 Memphis Laundry Owner Builds Strong Following, Plans Two More Locations Phil Arvin's self-service laundry business is nothing like his "day job." And that's one of the aspects he really enjoys about his year-old entrepreneurial...

Bank on It!

Originally posted - June issue/2012 Former Banking Executive Cashes in with Eco-Friendly Coin Laundry After more than 30 years in the financial industry, Connie Ihrke finally knows what she wants to be when she grows up. A coin laundry owner. "In the banking business,...

Aiming High

Originally posted - Feb issue/2012 Corporate Pilot Opens New Laundry in College Town Ross Razak's work hours are hardly 9 to 5. So, he was looking to start a small business with just as much flexibility. Not surprisingly, he found exactly what he was looking for in...

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

Originally posted - Jan 24, 2014 Dr. Chuck Bamford is the founder of Bamford Associates, LLC. He has worked with thousands of managers over the last 20 years in the development of implementable strategic plans and an entrepreneurial orientation to growth. He worked in...

Teamwork

Originally posted - Jun 25, 2014 [This is the first of a two-part series on ways to build a successful team of laundry attendants.] Perhaps it's easy for the uninitiated to underestimate the job that self-service laundry attendants perform. However, their duties...

Upwardly Mobile

Originally posted - Oct 02, 2013 On average, adults spend more than two hours every day on their smartphones or using their tablets, according to research by Advertising Age. What's more, nine out of 10 mobile searches lead to an action, and more than 50 percent lead...

Turning Point

Originally posted - Jun 17, 2014 Erik Sparks has been a professional pilot for more than 20 years, having spent the last 18 of those years flying for a charter airline – Ryan International Airlines. Over the years, Sparks has flown a diverse list of operations. Those...

2013: The Year in Review

Originally posted - Dec 09, 2013 In odd-numbered years, nothing that happens in the self-service laundry business can top the spectacle of The Clean Show. And 2013 – with the industry's trade show and convention in New Orleans – was no exception. "One of the major...

Get in the Game

Originally posted - Aug 26, 2014 For many self-service laundry owners, the coin-operated amusement industry may be an untapped business opportunity. Games and other arcade-style machines offer outstanding profit potential for store operators who are willing to pursue...

Store Design: Built to Succeed

Originally posted - Jul 31, 2014 Other than location, the most crucial contributing factor to the ultimate success or failure of any self-service laundry is the layout and design of the store's interior. "When you spend time and attention on the layout and design of a...

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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...

Continental Adds New Graphic and Web Designer

Ronell Hubanks Joins Wisconsin-Based Manufacturer Continental Girbau, Inc. has named Ronell Hubanks its new graphic and web designer. He brings to the company 15 years of graphic design, corporate branding, website design and social media marketing experience. In his...

WashClub Partners with Texas Laundry Business

Licensing Agreement with Wash It Kwik Brings On-Demand Pickup and Delivery to the Dallas Market WashClub, a tech-based laundry and drycleaning company with on-demand pickup and delivery in New York City, is rolling out its services in the Dallas area through a...

WASH Laundry CIO Featured at Microsoft Business Event

John Buccola Speaks at Convergence 2015 in Atlanta WASH Laundry Chief Information Officer John Buccola recently served as a featured speaker at the keynote presentation during Convergence 2015, which is Microsoft Corp.'s premier event for its business community....

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