Wash with Wally: Pricing Your Delivery Service, Installing an HVAC System, More…

I want to advertise my drop-off wash-dry-fold service, as well as the pickup-and-delivery option I offer with this full-service product. I currently charge an extra $10 for pickup and delivery, and this seems to be turning away some potential business. Should I change...

Please Advise…

Successful Laundry Owners Share the Best – And Worst – Business Advice They’ve Ever Received “In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.” – Hack Wilson, Major League Baseball Player from 1923-1934 “No enemy is worse...

State Lawmakers Intensify Focus on Service Taxes

Here Are Some States to Watch… Along with Predictions for 2020 In 2019, state lawmakers across the country introduced 25 bills aimed at expanding their sales tax bases to services. Although just one of these proposals became law (a Washington Business and Occupation...

CLA Announces Four Upcoming Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. These events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Georgia October 15 in Atlanta “Natural Gas...
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Clean 2017: A Recap from Las Vegas

Taking a Look Back at the Industry's Trade Show and Convention The Clean Show celebrated its 40th anniversary last month in Las Vegas – and more than 12,000 people joined the party. The biennial event was held June 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center – and 12,563...

Broadcasting Your Brand

A Look at the Various Tools Available to Get Out the Word About Your Laundry Business[This is the second of a two-part series on successfully branding a vended laundry business.]In my last article, I discussed the promises we make to our customers at Perfect Wash –...

Lessons in Leasing

Don't Sign Your Next Laundry Lease Before Reading What Some of Today's Owners Have to Share With Regard to Their Own Lease Experiences[This is the first of a two-part series on obtaining the most favorable lease terms for your laundry business.]When caught in an...

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Commercial Equipment Company to Host Spring Open House

Commercial Equipment Company will hold its annual open house, service school and equipment showcase on May 19 at the company's headquarters in Farmers Branch, Texas. This event - which is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - will feature extensive educational...

It’s Time to Think About Excellence

Earl Nightingale in his famous audio recording, "The Strangest Secret", states, "We become what we think about." Napoleon Hill wrote in his book, "Think and Grow Rich", that, "The way to success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge." Leaders throughout...

Uber to Shutter Its On-Demand Small-Item Delivery Service

On June 30, Uber will sunset its on-demand delivery service for laundry, groceries, flowers and other items under 30 pounds. The ride-hailing service has notified its users in an email that it will be shutting down UberRush, which has been doing deliveries for...

PayRange Names New VP of Sales

PayRange Inc. - a developer of app-based mobile payment systems for automated retail based in Portland, Ore. - has named Cecil Ledesma its new vice president of enterprise sales. Ledesma spent the last 20 years at USA Technologies, most recently leading the company's...

Statewide Wraps Up Spring Road Shows

Statewide Laundry Equipment – with offices in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and Miami – recently finished its three-day series of annual spring road shows, beginning on March 13 in Tampa at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, followed by a stop in Orlando on March 14, and...

Aaxon Donates Laundry Equipment to High School Wrestling Team

Aaxon Laundry Systems has donated a Huebsch washer and dryer to the wrestling program at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The equipment was installed in the locker room area and enables the coaches and student athletes to wash their athletic gear,...

Creating a Buzz

Here's a Look at the Advantages of Word of Mouth Advertising – And How Your Laundry Business Can Best Leverage ThemWay back, long before social media, the internet, television, radio, printing or even "business" itself (at least as we are familiar with it these days),...

Wash with Wally: Removing Commercial Laundry Stains and More…

I own a successful coin laundry in a small town in the Midwest. One of my promotions is giving my customers free detergent - all they need Monday through Friday. The problem I have is that some of the customers use too much of the detergent and over-suds the washers....

Business Bio: Happy Life Laundromat

Matt Clark and Brian Harrington Happy Life Laundromat Cherry Valley, Ill.Before Getting Into the Laundry Business…Matt and Brian were involved in self-storage management and construction.Store OpeningJanuary 14, 2018Business Hours8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily...

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  • Please Advise…: Successful Laundry Owners Share the Best – And Worst – Business Advice They’ve Ever Received
  • Marketing: The Keys to Impactful TV and Radio Advertising
  • Guest Feature: Revitalizing the Urban Laundromat
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Laundry One to Open Branch Office in Indianapolis

Laundry One – a commercial laundry distributor based just outside of Columbus, Ohio – has announced that it will open a branch office in Indianapolis next month. The company is an authorized Dexter Laundry dealer, serving the vended, on-premises and multi-housing...

CLA Names New Director of Membership, Section Relations

WashClub – an app-based, on-demand laundry and drycleaning service – recently opened its newest branch in Akron, Ohio. This new WashClub branch is owned and operated by lifetime Akron resident Brenda Schwarz. The company said it chose Akron for its latest market...

TLC Names New Vice President

TLC Tri-State Laundry Companies, Inc. has named Keith Quarles its new vice president of sales. Quarles will oversee TLC's team of sales professionals, which covers the Eastern Seaboard from southern Virginia to northern Florida.Quarles boasts 25 years of commercial...

Continental Adds New Team Members

Continental Girbau Inc. recently welcomed three new team members: National Accounts Manager Kylie McArthur, Consumer Financing Associate Grant Meerdink and Technical Services Manager Shannon Rose. McArthur develops and executes strategies for achieving national...

Mulberrys Expands into Dallas Market

Mulberrys Garment Care, an eco-friendly laundry and drycleaning provider, has announced its expansion into Dallas. The company also has a presence in the Minneapolis and San Francisco markets. In Dallas, the company will offer on-demand service via its mobile app,...

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When ‘App-ortunity’ Strikes…

Consumer Awareness of On-Demand, App-Based Laundry Services is Growing – And That May Change the Game for Many Operators Early last year, this magazine published an in-depth cover story examining the on-demand home delivery and locker-based drop-off models that were...

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The Business Mind

Marketing Your Laundry Across Generations

Create Winning Promotional Campaigns by Focusing on Your Specific Customer Base When developing their advertising, many self-service laundry owners often forget that they are attempting to attract customers from a generationally and culturally diversified America. And...

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