Upgrading Your Laundromat

Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project Since opening my first laundromat – O-Town Laundry in Salt Lake City – approximately five years ago, I’ve retooled three more stores, am currently building two stores and have three more waiting in the wings. Working with...

CLA Announces Speakers for Excellence in Laundry Conference

Every two years, the Coin Laundry Association hosts the Excellence in Laundry Conference, drawing hundreds of laundry industry professionals from across the country. The 5th biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring world-class speakers and industry...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in New Jersey

Current and potential store owners, as well as laundry equipment distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Hackensack, N.J., on February 5 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the most recent CLA Connect LIVE event. The program...

Industry Roundtable: Maximizing the Dry

Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Dryer – And Its Impact on Today’s Laundry Owners and Customers What’s really new with dryers and drying? Dryers and the very act of drying clothes and other items, by definition, represent half...

Ready for Excellence 2020?

Registration is now open for the CLA’s Excellence in Laundry Conference with inspiring speakers and networking in San Diego May 13-14. Get your tickets to Excellence today!

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

When Competition Moves In…

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

The Local Laundry Hub

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

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2019: The Year in Review

Laundromat Industry Experts Review the Past 12 Months – And Share Thoughts on What May Lie Ahead It’s impossible to recap the past year in the laundromat business without acknowledging the clear-cut success of the Clean Show, which attracted more than 11,000 attendees...

HappyNest Launches New Florida Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded its operations into Florida’s Palm Beach and northern Broward Counties. “LaundryMe! offers outstanding service at competitive prices, which complements our model perfectly,” explained HappyNest founder John...

Three Texas Distributors Join Forces

Three laundry distributors serving the north, central and south Texas markets recently combined their resources and expertise. AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment and Skyline Equipment have teamed up to better meet the needs of laundry owners and other...

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

HappyNest Expands into Two New Markets

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has added a new partner in the Wilmington, Del., market. “We have been fortunate to partner with very strong laundry operators in the mid-Atlantic region, and Leo Shao will add to that list,” said HappyNest founder John...

Florida Distributor Sponsors Top Youth Soccer Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, a distributor based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently sponsored Panthers FC, a local youth soccer team that finished in third place in the prestigious 3V3Live Soccer Tour’s South Florida Spookout Tournament. The event boasted more than 80...

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

Eastern Funding Hosts Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Eastern Funding recently hosted its inaugural Women’s Business Leadership Conference in New York City. The event, with a theme of “Empowered Leadership,” brought together academics, entrepreneurs and other business professionals with the goal of shining the spotlight...

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  • Manufacturers Roundtable: The State of the Vended Laundry Dryer
  • Business Management: Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project
  • The Laundry Doctor: A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing
  • and more…

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HappyNest Launches New Florida Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded its operations into Florida’s Palm Beach and northern Broward Counties. “LaundryMe! offers outstanding service at competitive prices, which complements our model perfectly,” explained HappyNest founder John...

Three Texas Distributors Join Forces

Three laundry distributors serving the north, central and south Texas markets recently combined their resources and expertise. AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment and Skyline Equipment have teamed up to better meet the needs of laundry owners and other...

HappyNest Expands into Two New Markets

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has added a new partner in the Wilmington, Del., market. “We have been fortunate to partner with very strong laundry operators in the mid-Atlantic region, and Leo Shao will add to that list,” said HappyNest founder John...

Florida Distributor Sponsors Top Youth Soccer Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, a distributor based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently sponsored Panthers FC, a local youth soccer team that finished in third place in the prestigious 3V3Live Soccer Tour’s South Florida Spookout Tournament. The event boasted more than 80...

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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

The Art of Self-Discipline

The Art of Self-Discipline

Master These Five Key Aspects of Your Entrepreneurial Life As once noted by a brilliant psychiatrist, “life is difficult – but once we realize it is so and accept that fact – it becomes much easier because we don’t expect otherwise.” What’s more, our most common,...

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Digital Marketing

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...

Viewpoint

Building Strong Connections

More meetings in more places for more people. This is the goal of the reinvented affiliate program and the new meeting concept that the Coin Laundry Association is excited to launch. In the May 2018 issue of PlanetLaundry, CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace wrote the...

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...

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