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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Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Spring Can Be the Ideal Season to Refresh Your Vended Laundry Business Traditionally, the months leading up to spring provide a perfect opportunity to refresh and brighten up your vended laundry. Most of us tend to experience a spike in business during spring and...

Business Bio: Laundry Lounge Coronado

Business Bio: Laundry Lounge Coronado

Liz and Nick Merrill Laundry Lounge Coronado Coronado Island, Calif. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Liz and Nick had previously established Sweat Equity Gym, a fitness center based in Bellevue, Wash. In fact, the couple’s vended laundry in Coronado is...

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Statewide Laundry Equipment Introduces Video Series

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently launched the first video in a series, which has been created to help educate potential laundry investors, along with current store owners. According to SLE, the company’s new “The Investors Talk Series” focuses on investors’...

Local Chamber of Commerce Honors Washin Coin Laundry

Alabama’s Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center recently recognized Washin Coin Laundry/Golden Springs Laundry Company with the organization’s 2019 Sustaining Small Business Award. This award is presented to a business that – through “extraordinary...

Laundry Solutions Named 2018 Speed Queen Distributor of the Year

Speed Queen recently awarded Laundry Solutions Company with the manufacturer’s highest distributor honor – the 2018 Distributor of the Year. This marks the third time in six years Laundry Solutions has won the award. Laundry Solutions Company, headquartered in...

Mulberrys Opens First Dallas Location

Laundry and drycleaning provider Mulberrys Garment Care – with stores in San Francisco’s Bay Area and Minnesota’s Twin Cities – has opened its first retail location in Dallas, in the city’s University Park neighborhood. The company has been providing service in Dallas...

Three Keys to a Thriving Laundry Business

Store Owners Who Focus on These Critical Aspects of Their Operations Will Dramatically Boost Their Odds of Long-Term Success You’ve opened a laundromat! Congratulations! As a small-business owner, you are among the 13.3 percent of people in the United States who own...

Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Continental Transitions Novak to Inside Sales

Continental Girbau Inc. has transitioned Eric Novak to the position of inside sales associate. Since May 2016, he has served as a customer care associate. In his new role, Novak interfaces closely with Continental customers, distributors and staff; manages lead...

Continental Honors Three Staff Members for 15 Years of Service

Continental Girbau Inc. recently recognized three staff members for 15 years of service. They are Senior Technical Support Specialist Neal Gadzinski, Finance Services Manager & International Sales Manager Pam Kuffel and Customer Experience Specialist II Karen...

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

I’m short on drying capacity at my store. During the weekends, I have customers waiting for the dryers. Should I add more 30-pound stack dryers, which are what I currently have? Or should I replace at least some of the 30-pounders with larger-capacity stack dryers? If...

Continental Welcomes New Team Members

Continental Girbau Inc., based in Oshkosh, Wis., recently named Geanie Wilson as its new shipping receiving specialist, while Joanne Wilson has been appointed accounting assistant. Geanie Wilson assists with receiving and the fulfillment of equipment and parts orders,...

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CG West, Elite Business Investments Host Successful Open House

Continental Girbau West and Elite Business Investments recently co-hosted the Pre-Clean Preview Open House at CG West headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The event drew Southern California vended laundry owners and investors, who took advantage of equipment...

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...

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Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Build Your Business by Becoming the Comforter-Cleaning Specialist in Your Marketplace In today’s world of drycleaners and commercial laundries all trying to carve out their own special niche by adding extra services, such as residential wash-dry-fold laundry and...

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The Business Mind

Head ‘Em off at the Pass

Head ‘Em off at the Pass

Use Preemptive Marketing to Outshine Even Your Toughest Competition Are you are sitting down? I hope so, because what I am about to relay to you may be the single most amazingly powerful marketing technique anyone could ever use. Yet… I have never seen it done in the...

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Of all the factors impacting the success of a laundromat, site selection is right up there with having sufficient capital to launch and operate a new business. Both affect a business' chances of succeeding to a larger degree than almost any other factors.With that...

By the Numbers

Five Keys to Measuring Your B2B Marketing StrategyOur world is run by numbers.We don't always see them though. In fact, we rarely ever see them, but they're there.They run our business. Power our homes.Our professional lives are inundated with finding a way to make...

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