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HR in the Age of COVID-19

An Interview with Human Resources Expert Claudia St. John Claudia St. John is the founder and president of Affinity HR Group Inc., a national human resources and management consulting firm specializing in hiring, recruiting, HR compliance and employee engagement....

Laundromats Are Essential

CLA Releases New Video Highlighting Industry’s Response to the Challenge of COVID-19 The laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by increasing disinfecting procedures and applying new approaches...

Opening New Doors of Opportunity

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Adding Automatic Doors to Your Laundromat In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many laundromat owners are currently reevaluating every aspect of their stores’ operations. For many operators, this includes the potential addition of...

Are You Covered?

What Laundry Owners Need to Know About Their Business Insurance During These Difficult Times According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses in the U.S. “are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.”...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

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Serving in Uncertain Times

Serving in Uncertain Times

The Laundry Doctor Shares His Plan of Attack During the COVID-19 Outbreak What we’re all going through right now with the COVID-19 pandemic is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s a test of who we are as people – and what we are as a civilization. As laundry owners,...

Marketing During Times of Crisis

Marketing During Times of Crisis

Some Promotional Do’s, Don’ts and Considerations as We All Try to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis It’s easy to get downhearted about the state of the world in the middle of COVID-19’s madness. With social distancing measures, self-quarantines in place and a heightened...

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Serving in Uncertain Times

The Laundry Doctor Shares His Plan of Attack During the COVID-19 Outbreak What we’re all going through right now with the COVID-19 pandemic is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s a test of who we are as people – and what we are as a civilization. As laundry owners,...

Jetz Service to Accept Mobile Payment Across All Compatible Machines

Laundry service and equipment provider Jetz Service Co. – which operates in 18 states throughout the Midwest – and PayRange Inc. recently reached an agreement for Jetz to provide PayRange mobile payment acceptance to all of its PayRange-compatible machines. Currently,...

Marketing During Times of Crisis

Some Promotional Do’s, Don’ts and Considerations as We All Try to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis It’s easy to get downhearted about the state of the world in the middle of COVID-19’s madness. With social distancing measures, self-quarantines in place and a heightened...

What’s Next for the Economy?

An Interview with Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics Alan Beaulieu is the president of ITR Economics, the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the U.S. With a reputation as an accurate and straightforward economist, Mr....

Stomping on the Front Lines

Many of us got into the laundromat business due to its simple nature and consistent characteristics. For most people, doing their laundry is a weekly demand. For all, it’s a basic necessity – not a luxury. And, for store owners, this provides a smooth and reliable...

Coping with COVID-19

Laundromat Owners Share Their Thoughts on Providing Essential Services During These Historic and Unsettling Times With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, our world changed – seemingly overnight. At least for now. Sheltering in place, social distancing and personal...

Girbau Group Acquires Capital of Chinese Joint Venture

The Girbau Group has acquired the entire share capital of its Chinese joint venture, Girbau Shenguang Laundry Technology. With this purchase, GSLT becomes a direct subsidiary of the Girbau Group, with the aim of promoting the future development of the company and...

HappyNest Launches New Partnership in St. Louis

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has announced a new partner in the St. Louis market. “We have been very successful in a short amount of time in the St. Louis area, and because our plan calls for HappyNest partners to work in back-to-back service areas,...

Trump OK’s Additional Small-Business Stimulus Funding

President Trump has signed a nearly half-trillion-dollar emergency bill to rescue the small-business loan program, which was quickly depleted by companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation also provides additional funding for struggling hospitals....

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Webinar: Why Choose the Laundry Business

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a new business venture? Join CLA for this panel discussion with expert laundry owners if you are considering opening a laundromat.

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This Month's Issue

  • Let the Buyer Beware: What You Should Never Do When Looking to Purchase an Existing Laundromat
  • Guest Feature: Looking Ahead to the Future of Laundromats
  • Up Close: HR in the Age of COVID-19
  • Insurance: What Owners Need to Know About Their Business Coverage
  • The Laundry Doctor: Planning for the New Normal
  • And more…

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Jetz Service to Accept Mobile Payment Across All Compatible Machines

Laundry service and equipment provider Jetz Service Co. – which operates in 18 states throughout the Midwest – and PayRange Inc. recently reached an agreement for Jetz to provide PayRange mobile payment acceptance to all of its PayRange-compatible machines. Currently,...

Girbau Group Acquires Capital of Chinese Joint Venture

The Girbau Group has acquired the entire share capital of its Chinese joint venture, Girbau Shenguang Laundry Technology. With this purchase, GSLT becomes a direct subsidiary of the Girbau Group, with the aim of promoting the future development of the company and...

HappyNest Launches New Partnership in St. Louis

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has announced a new partner in the St. Louis market. “We have been very successful in a short amount of time in the St. Louis area, and because our plan calls for HappyNest partners to work in back-to-back service areas,...

Trump OK’s Additional Small-Business Stimulus Funding

President Trump has signed a nearly half-trillion-dollar emergency bill to rescue the small-business loan program, which was quickly depleted by companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This legislation also provides additional funding for struggling hospitals....

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For Rent

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...

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Master Your Message

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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Deconstructing the ‘App’

Three Types of Apps Any Business Can Use – Even Yours When you hear the word “app,” you probably think about something on your phone that has a pretty specific use. Something like the Facebook app or your bank app. They’re useful and handy – but, ultimately,...

Thriving in an Urban Setting

Simple, Effective Tactics for Building Business in Today’s Growing Metro Areas The data is clear. Pew Research recently shared that more people than ever are moving to urban areas and the diversity of our nation’s cities is increasing dramatically. For business...

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United We Stand

We are all in uncharted territory these days. No doubt, the news regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) changes by the day, the hour… and sometimes the minute. As unsettling as this situation may sometimes seem, be assured that the Coin Laundry Association is...

A Decade of Transformation

“Call me crazy, but I like to see other people happy and succeeding. Life is a journey, not a competition.” I read that quote years ago on a billboard somewhere, and it just resonated with me. So, when I became a CLA Board member, I knew my purpose was to help others...

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