Just Who Do You Think You Are?

It’s Not a Trick Question, But the Future of Your Laundromat Business Depends on the Answer Have you been to a Dollar Tree lately? Now there’s an organization that knows exactly what it is and who they want to be – and they’re proud of it. After all, just look at the...

Coming to Their Senses

Leverage the Five Senses to Impact Consumer Behavior As members of the human race, we all experience the world largely through our senses. And, by the way, so does the animal kingdom. However, unlike animals, we also boast well-developed intellectual skills that can...

New CLA White Paper: Creating a Successful Business Plan

The Coin Laundry Association has released its newest white paper, which focuses on how to create a comprehensive business plan for a laundromat operation. The main purpose of a business plan is to provide an entrepreneurial “roadmap,” as well as to set realistic...

Reaching Out to Today’s ‘Omni-Shopper’

How to Unify Your Business’ Online and Offline Experiences We’ve been living in an “omni-channel world” for a while now. What does that mean? It means your customers aren’t just looking you up online or finding your ad and making a decision. They’re looking everywhere...

PlanetLaundry Podcast

America’s #1 Resource for Vended Laundry News & Info

PlanetLaundry is the official publication of the Coin Laundry Association and is trusted by thousands to deliver the latest news and industry-specific topics for laundry owners and professionals.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Headlines

How Much is My Rent?

Your coin laundry's lease states, under a paragraph called "rent," that you are to pay a sum of money to the lessor once a month, on the first day of each month during the term of the lease. Is that all it costs you to "rent" your store from your lessor?| Look further...

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...

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...

Liability Can Be a Slippery Slope

Picture this scenario: A woman slips and falls on the floor of your self-service laundry and suffers substantial injury to her back. An ambulance is called to transport the customer to a nearby hospital. The wailing sound of the siren grows fainter and fainter as the...

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...

‘I’m Behind in My Rent! What’s Next?’

As the title character, Harold Hill, in the Broadway musical, "The Music Man," observes, "Trouble! Right here in River City!" Substitute the name of your hamlet for River City and the message should be clear. In most states, a three-day notice to pay rent or quit must...

Some Advice on Giving Advice

A member of the Coin Laundry Association recently called me regarding an adverse ruling in small claims court, which resulted in a $770 judgment against the laundry owner. Apparently, an attendant employed by the owner assisted a customer – at the customer's request –...

Laundry Leases: Exercising Your Option to Renew

The most important asset of your self-service laundry business is your lease. Washers and dryers produce little income in storage or in a parking lot. As you probably know, coin laundry operators are repeatedly advised to enter into long-term lease arrangements,...

When Colleges Offer Free Laundry

A laundry owner located near a state university recently posed an interesting legal question. It seems that the school has begun offering "free laundry" to students residing in its dormitories. And, in fact, this appears to be somewhat of a trend, as an increasing...

Winning Business Plan 150x

Creating a Winning Business Plan Webinar

Attend this program to learn what factors need to be included in a good business plan and leave with a template that will help you get started creating your winning plan.

Laundry Dr Book Image

A Prescription for Full-Service Profits Book

PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman collected some of the best articles of Wash-Dry-Fold and commercial accounts Advice from Jeff Gardner, ‘The Laundry Doctor’ in this book. Get your copy!

Subscribe to PlanetLaundry

Get America’s #1 magazine for the self-service laundry industry delivered to your door or your email every month! Get your FREE subscription by clicking here.

CLA COVID-19 Update

The Coin Laundry Association closely monitors updates regarding the coronavirus pandeminc. Click here to learn more and access resources.

PL March Cover

This Month's Issue

  • Just Who Do You Think You Are: It’s Not a Trick Question, But the Future of Your Laundromat Business Depends on the Answer
  • Business Bio: A Look at Rocket Laundry in Spartanburg, S.C.
  • The Laundromat Millionaire: What’s Your Business’ Value Proposition?
  • LaundryCares Store Spotlight: Massachusetts Owner Gives Back to HIs Neighborhood Through Childhood Literacy Options
  • And more…

THE LATEST ON LAUNDROMATS

Industry News

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...

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...

Wholesale Commercial Expands into Northeast Region

Wholesale Commercial Laundry Equipment S.E. LLC, headquartered in Southside, Ala., has announced that it now serves self-service laundries in Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania and areas of New Jersey, including the counties of Mercer, Burlington, Ocean, Camden, Salem,...

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...

FROM YOUR FAVORITE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Columns

The Laundry Doctor

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

The Business Mind

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Wash With Wally

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Viewpoint

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Digital Marketing

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

FROM THE PAGES AND STUDIO OF PLANETLAUNDRY

Highlights

Digital Marketing

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Viewpoint

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Video

 

HAVE QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS.

Contact Us

Share This