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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Planning & Funding Your Laundry Business

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The New ‘Green’ Standard

The New ‘Green’ Standard

Running a Sustainable, Eco-Conscious Laundry Business is Good for the Planet – And Great for Your Bottom Line Sixty-two degrees. That was the average global temperature this past July, making it the hottest month on record, dating back to 1880. Last July also marked...

Forward Progress

Forward Progress

An Interview with 4WARD Energy Solutions President Chris Ward Chris Ward is the president and founder of 4WARD Energy Solutions, a national energy consultant firm in Houston.4WARD focuses on educating commercial and residential clients as to their options to...

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds in the Rough

What Makes a Laundry Ideal for a Successful Turnaround? There’s been a lot of talk about purchasing and retooling older, neglected laundromats. And, in recent years, it has proven to be a great strategy for many savvy laundry operators looking to grow their...


A New Laundromat in the Neighborhood?

Not that long ago, I had a competitor build a store right across the street from me. Literally, I could stand at the front door of my laundromat and throw a rock through his window. (Just for the record, I didn’t.) Fortunately, it takes a while to build a store from...

Gold Coin Bolsters Company Operations

Gold Coin Laundry Equipment Inc., headquartered in Jamaica, N.Y., has expanded, with the rehiring of a former employee, a new addition to the company’s sales staff, and the creation of a new department. Ken Mackay has returned to Gold Coin in a new role as parts...

Deconstructing the ‘App’

Three Types of Apps Any Business Can Use – Even Yours When you hear the word “app,” you probably think about something on your phone that has a pretty specific use. Something like the Facebook app or your bank app. They’re useful and handy – but, ultimately,...

HappyNest Launches New Locations in Maryland and Ohio

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the southern Maryland and Columbus, Ohio, markets. “My Laundry Delivered has created a strong presence in the Maryland market over the past five years, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Mark and...

Aaxon Hosts Tech Expo in Miami

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its Future of Laundromats Tech Expo at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami Airport East in Miami. The event, hosted in partnership with Huebsch, was “an immersive, daylong experience for laundromat owners and potential...

Upcoming CLA Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – New Jersey October 29 in West Orange, N.J. “Natural...

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...

Maytag Expands Product Offering in Asia Pacific

At last month’s Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo in Shanghai, Maytag Commercial Laundry announced its investment in the expansion of commercial laundry products and programs supporting investors in Asia Pacific. The Maytag brand is committed to supporting the...

Speed Queen, UniMac Go Factory-Direct in Texas

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that it will serve customers for its Speed Queen and UniMac commercial brands direct in the state of Texas. The announcement comes as Alliance marks its second acquisition in Texas, following the recent purchase of Commercial...

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This Month's Issue

  • When the Dry Goes Well…: From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into the Overall Business Equation
  • Laundry 101: Is Starting a Laundromat on Your To-Do List for the New Year?
  • Digital Marketing: What Promotional Methods are Right for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond?
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Industry News

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...

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...

Gold Coin Bolsters Company Operations

Gold Coin Laundry Equipment Inc., headquartered in Jamaica, N.Y., has expanded, with the rehiring of a former employee, a new addition to the company’s sales staff, and the creation of a new department. Ken Mackay has returned to Gold Coin in a new role as parts...



The Laundry Doctor

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Today’s Technology Can Reach Out to Potential Wash-Dry-Fold Customers Even Before They Realize They Have a Need for Your Laundry Services Last month, I used this space to discuss digital marketing and the need to develop an online presence in order to grow a...

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The Business Mind

Making Your Advertising Stand Out

Making Your Advertising Stand Out

Being Intuitive, Innovative and Truthful Will Help Your Ads Cut Through All of Today’s Promotional Clutter The amount of advertising that bombards us these days is astronomical. All of us are constantly deluged with promotional messages – on our computers, on our...

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Wash With Wally

Wash with Wally: Removing Sunscreen Stains

Wash with Wally: Removing Sunscreen Stains

I recently had a wash-dry-fold customer bring in several shirts with a distinct rosy stain around the necklines and down the fronts. We’ve determined that the stains were caused by sunscreen. All efforts to remove the stains have failed. Do you have a suggestion for...

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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...

Define Your Business

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...


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