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...

Is 2020 Finally the Year?

If Starting a Laundromat Business is on Your To-Do List for the New Year, Here’s Your Game Plan 2020 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’s very symmetrical and pleasing to look at – and kinda fun to say, too. And, for some of you reading this, it may be a lucky...

‘Disruptive in a Good Way’

Utah Landlord Discovers New Success in the Laundromat Industry In 2006, the housing market was starting its quick descent, and rumors of a recession were beginning to rumble. It was during this time that Joe Jepsen decided to make a big move and buy enough properties...

When the Dry Goes Well…

From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into The Overall Business Equation Despite major advances in high-speed washer extraction technology, a laundromat completely free of dryers is still nowhere on the horizon. At the...
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Lease Option: Future Rent Shall Be Determined By Mutual Agreement

In an action arising out of San Francisco, a tenant entered into a written lease with a landlord for a term of five years. The lease contained an option provision, which provided as follows: "Providing the Lessee has faithfully performed all of the terms, covenants...

Common Sense vs. Company Policy

The concept of common sense clashed with company policy in a decision regarding an El Torito Restaurant in Burlingame, Calif. A disabled individual requested permission to use the employee restroom on the first floor, to avoid dealing with the 18-stair climb leading...

To Disclose or Not Disclose

What should be said about a former employee when you receive a call from a prospective new employer requesting information about the employee's performance? In one California case, the plaintiff voluntarily left her employment with the defendant and then sought new...

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I Educated Myself

Originally posted - May 24, 2013 When it comes to a new business venture, Danny Delmarco is a big believer in doing one's homework. So, when he and his business partner, Lloyd Webb, decided to open a self-service laundry – in a building co-owned by Webb and Delmarco's...

‘Clean, Filled and Working’

Originally posted - May 30, 2013 Emily Jed is senior editor of Vending Times magazine, the leading trade publication providing information to operators within in the vending industry. She's been a journalist for more than two decades, most of which has been spent in...

Buying Time?

Originally posted - Sep 06, 2013 Curtis Kroeker is group general manager for BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, the internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business-for-sale marketplaces. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business...

Not Your Father’s Drycleaner

Originally posted - Apr 19, 2013 The Drycleaning & Laundry Institute has been the premier international trade association for garment care professionals since 1883. Representing retail drycleaning and laundry facilities in the United States and around the world,...

People Need to Do Laundry

Originally posted - Jun 14, 2013 Mischelle Romesberg is accustomed to taking matters into her own hands. As director of plant operations for the personal care branch of Energizer Holdings, she's responsible for making sure some of today's leading over-the-counter...

I Educated Mysel

Originally posted - May 24, 2013 When it comes to a new business venture, Danny Delmarco is a big believer in doing one's homework. So, when he and his business partner, Lloyd Webb, decided to open a self-service laundry - in a building co-owned by Webb and Delmarco's...

Small Package… Big Concept

Originally posted - Dec 18, 2012 Scott Moses had a leg up on his competition long before he entered the coin laundry business almost three years ago. As an economics major at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, Moses landed a position in the banking industry after...

Lesson Learned

Originally posted - Aug 26, 2013 Before her retirement this past January, Colleen Unema had spent decades as a nationally certified high school science teacher in Bellingham, Wash. However, it was a self-imposed break from teaching that actually prepared Unema for her...

‘From Wall Street to Main Street’

Originally posted - Aug 06, 2013 At first glance, Bronxville, N.Y., is perhaps one of the last places one would even consider opening a coin laundry. According to the most recent U.S. Census figures, the median household income in Bronxville is $144,940, and the...

You Need to Get Your Hands Dirty

Originally posted - Feb 21, 2013 The first thing most people notice when walking into Pokomoke Laundry are the dryers - or, more specifically, the area around and above the dryers. Instead of the usual painted drywall littered with the typical laundromat signage, this...

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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?
  • Digital Marketing: What Promotional Methods are Right for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond?
  • Store Profile: Utah Landlord Discovers New Success in the Vended Laundry Industry
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Laundry Systems of Tennessee Names New Service Manager

Laundry Systems of Tennessee, based in Sevierville, Tenn., recently promoted Sean Cloonan from service technician to service manager. "Sean is an extremely hard worker who gives his utmost to help out customers in need of technical service," said company owner Jeff...

Wealth Inequality Wider Since Great Recession

The Great Recession, fueled by the crises in the housing and financial markets, was universally hard on the net worth of American families. But even as the economic recovery has begun to mend asset prices, not all households have benefited alike, and wealth inequality...

Super Laundry Names Regional Vice President

Super Laundry has named industry veteran Bob Eisenberg as its new regional vice president. With more than 30 years of laundry business experience, Eisenberg will oversee the company's office in King Of Prussia, Pa. "Bob brings national and regional experience to Super...

Speed Queen Multi-Housing Names New Sales Manager

Alliance Laundry Systems has promoted Craig Madson to North American sales manager of Speed Queen Multi-Housing. Madson succeeds Chuck Melton, who will retire in 2015. "Craig has been a valuable asset to Alliance for many years, and his experience with sales and...

Owner’s Manual

Maintaining Your Wireless Network If You Haven't Revisited Your Network Since It Was Set Up, Now Is the Time If you're a laundry owner like me, you're accustomed to routine equipment maintenance, such as removing lint from the fronts of dryers or cleaning HVAC...

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