LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

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...

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...
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Please Advise…

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...

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

An Interview with Ideal Spot CEO Marc Smookler Marc Smookler has started five companies – three of which are market leaders in their respective spaces: a commercial real estate data platform, an online retailer and a unified communications provider. Mr. Smookler’s...

The Urban Laundromat Renewal

The Urban Laundromat Renewal

Maximizing Turnover, Revenue and Profit In many urban settings, utility, real estate and rent costs are on the rise, which makes doing business there tricky. Luckily, for the vended laundry owner, there are many concrete ways to effectively combat costs, while...

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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...

Don’t Miss the Final CLA Connect LIVE Events of the Year

Register now to attend the last CLA Connect LIVE events planned for 2019. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Ohio December 4 in Cincinnati “Top 10 Trends in Vended Laundry,”...

Free CLA Webinar: ‘AMP’ Up Your Digital Marketing Presence

The Coin Laundry Association, in collaboration with American Marketing & Publishing LLC, will present the webinar – “2020 Visibility for Your Laundry Online: A Powerful Web Presence to Start the New Year” – on December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CST). Ashley...

TCATA Announces New Management Appointments

The Board of Directors of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association has named Leslie Schaeffer as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020. Schaeffer, TCATA’s current president, owns BPS Communications, which publishes National...

Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a...

Speed Queen Unveils Laundromat Franchise Program

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that its subsidiary – Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, as...

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....

Laundry Owners Warehouse Expands Facility

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently expanded its facility to 18,000 square feet, marking the sixth expansion for the distributorship, and thus “paving way for more sustainable and centralized operations, as well as better solutions for...

New Learning Space to Highlight Free Laundry Day in Phoenix

On November 12, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a free laundry day event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Local Laundry in Phoenix. These events provide free laundry services and cleaning products to underserved communities across the country, as well as free food...

HappyNest Adds Two New Locations

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky markets, as well as the Ocean Township, N.J. region. “Dave Menz and his team at Laundry Magician have been a driving force in the pickup-and-delivery business...

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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...

Don’t Miss the Final CLA Connect LIVE Events of the Year

Register now to attend the last CLA Connect LIVE events planned for 2019. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Ohio December 4 in Cincinnati “Top 10 Trends in Vended Laundry,”...

Free CLA Webinar: ‘AMP’ Up Your Digital Marketing Presence

The Coin Laundry Association, in collaboration with American Marketing & Publishing LLC, will present the webinar – “2020 Visibility for Your Laundry Online: A Powerful Web Presence to Start the New Year” – on December 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CST). Ashley...

TCATA Announces New Management Appointments

The Board of Directors of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association has named Leslie Schaeffer as the organization’s new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020. Schaeffer, TCATA’s current president, owns BPS Communications, which publishes National...

Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, 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 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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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...

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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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