Due Diligence… Done Right

A Step-by-Step Look at Purchasing an Existing Laundromat When you build and open a brand new vended laundry, you take the calculated risk of throwing a party and potentially having nobody show up. However, when you buy an established laundry business and you believe...

Statewide Laundry Equipment Holds Grand Opening at Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with locations in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Smyrna, Ga. – recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest office in Smyrna. The open house event gave guests, including current laundry owners and potential investors, a...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Adds to Services Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has named Robert Gonzalez its new foreman for growth and quality elevation in services. With more than 42 years of experience in delivering laundry equipment and supplies, Gonzalez is a perfect fit to spearhead...

‘It’s a Win-Win’

Texas Laundromat Teams with Local Elementary School on Childhood Literacy Program Wash It Kwik laundromat in Denton, Texas, is just a quarter-mile down the road from the Newton Rayzor Elementary School. Simply due to their close proximity to each other, the two...
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By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Whether Selecting a New Laundry Site or Keeping an Established Store Thriving, Industry Experts Reveal the Data You Need to Know The age-old adage for retail success – which most certainly includes vended laundry businesses – has long and invariably been, “Location,...

Appeal to Your Laundry’s Diverse Demographic Mix

Appeal to Your Laundry’s Diverse Demographic Mix

Provide a Colorful Palette of Services – And Smile All the Way to the Bank All vended laundries are different and cater to their own unique demographics. No two locations are the same. To maximize revenue generated from a specific demographic, it makes sense to appeal...

Money Talks

Money Talks

A Decade Removed from the Credit Crunch of the Great Recession, Here’s What It Takes to Secure Financing in Today’s Economy Growing your laundry business without outside funding can make you feel as though you’re trapped in a perpetual catch-22. You need to hire...

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Making the Most of Mobile Billboards

Eight Tips for Creating a Successful Transit Advertising Program One of my favorite ways to market vended laundries is via the mobile billboard. Mobile billboards – on buses, trucks, delivery vans, taxis and light rail trains – can advertise in places where stationary...

Wash-Dry-Fold: Neutralizing pH Levels

I do a lot of drop-off laundry at my store. In the past, you’ve suggested using a built detergent for heavily stained and/or oily items. I took your advice, and the wash-dry-fold garments are definitely getting clean – but some of them are coming out stiff and...

Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

The Perfect Complement?

Here’s How Linen Rental Can Be a Profitable Addition to Your Full-Service Laundry Business One of the easier and more profitable opportunities for vended laundry owners who service commercial accounts – which a number of operators, including myself, have ventured into...

BCC Payments Names VP of Route Sales, Distributor Relations

BCC Payments, a provider of laundry payment systems, has hired Mark Sperry as vice president of route sales and distributor relations. Sperry has been brought on board to further empower the company’s customer relationships and to provide efficient solutions to their...

EVI Industries to Acquire Professional Laundry Systems, Affiliates

EVI Industries Inc., a commercial laundry distributor headquartered in Miami, recently announced that it has executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets and certain liabilities of Commercial Laundry Products Inc., Professional...

WASH Bolsters Midwest Operations

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., recently named Jaime Crawford its director of business development, Midwest sales. In addition, the company has hired Amanda Hedglen as its district sales manager in Detroit. “WASH is entering a...

Clean ’19: The Big Show Visits The Big Easy

New Orleans to Host Laundry Industry’s Largest Trade Show and Convention The Crescent City, The Birthplace of Jazz, Mardi Gras City, The City That Care Forgot, America’s Most Interesting City, Hollywood South… and, of course, The Big Easy. New Orleans is referred to...

Are You a Good Role Model?

Success in the Workplace Leads to Success in the Marketplace Did you know that the strategies you use as a laundry owner in your workplace dictate employee performance and their specific behaviors toward your customers? This article is about you, the laundry owner,...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

The Coin Laundry Association held CLA Connect LIVE events on April 30 in Marietta, Ga., and again on May 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their...

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Firestone Financial EVP/COO Assumes Top Leadership Position

Firestone Financial, a subsidiary of Berkshire Bank, recently announced that Michael Smith – the company’s former executive vice president and chief operating officer – has assumed the company’s top leadership position. Long-time CEO David Cohen transitioned out of...

Laundry Owners Warehouse Adds to Services Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has named Robert Gonzalez its new foreman for growth and quality elevation in services. With more than 42 years of experience in delivering laundry equipment and supplies, Gonzalez is a perfect fit to spearhead...

LaundryCares Announces Free Laundry Day in New Orleans

On June 19 – the day prior to the start of Clean Show 2019 – the LaundryCares Foundation will hold a free laundry day in the show’s host city of New Orleans. This event, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will take place at two locations simultaneously within...

Clean ’19 Sells Out Exhibit Space

With less than one month until Clean 2019 kicks off at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, exhibit space is officially sold out. The textile care industry’s premier exhibition will be held June 20-23. The 2019 edition of this event follows in the...

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W-D-F 2.0

W-D-F 2.0

What Does the Future Hold for the Wash-Dry-Fold Business? As I’ve been saying in this column for several years, the wash-dry-fold business continues to grow, morph and evolve into something new seemingly each time we look in a different direction. The future of...

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The Business Mind

Let’s Get Creative

Let’s Get Creative

Strengthen Every Aspect of Your Laundry Business by Building Your Creativity “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." – Maya Angelou, American poet Where would we be without creativity? The answer very likely is some version of “nowhere."...

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Partners in Laundry

To say the least, business partnerships of any kind are always going to be challenging. In fact, the majority of partnerships I've ever seen have failed, rather than succeeded. What's the problem? I believe the issue is that a business partnership is much like a...

A New Beginning

When my husband and I bought our first laundromat in June of 2016, I had been employed by Corporate America for more than 30 years. However, I was laid off just 21 days after that laundromat purchase.I had begun my professional career in 1983 as a designer for Bell...

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