Management Files

Supplier, Vendor or Partner?

Diana Vollmer |

Suppliers and vendors are critical to the success or failure of a...

Making the Most of Clean

Ian P. Murphy |

It’s difficult to see everything at a Clean Show, but most attendees...

Personal Care and Positive Attitudes

James Smith |

Every drycleaning store needs to stand out from the competition —...

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Everett Childers |

People often compare drycleaners and airlines in terms of service and...

Equity Can Be Key to Expansion

Howard Scott |

Though these are tough economic times, many drycleaners still need to...

Weighing the Costs of Clean

Diana Vollmer |

To travel or not to travel — that is the question. To visit and...

Toward a ‘Greener’ Planet

Diana Vollmer |

A lot has been written about “going green” — using “environmentally...

The Golden Rule Pays Off

Diana Vollmer |

The other day, I was visiting a drycleaning plant when a maintenance man...

Suppliers, Vendors and Partners

Diana Vollmer |

Suppliers and vendors are critical to the success or failure of a...

Auto Assembly and Knowledge Creep

Tom Grant |

One of the jobs of a firm is to transform "inputs" of labor and capital...

Auto Assembly and Knowledge Creep

Tom Grant |

One of the jobs of a firm is to transform "inputs" of labor and capital...

Wise Investors Stray from the Herd

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

When it comes to investing money, human nature likes to play tricks on...

Resisting a Financial Panic

Howard Scott |

Since the end of summer, times have been getting tough. It seems like...

Weeding Out the Bad Seeds

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

Employees are like weeds. They’re usually “green” when I hire them, and...

The Bailout’s Breaks: Wall Street Rescue Provides Tax Credits, Deductions (Part 2 of 2)

Mark E. Battersby |

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) is designed to...

The Bailout’s Breaks: Wall Street Rescue Provides Tax Credits, Deductions (Part 1 of 2)

Mark E. Battersby |

Talk about last-minute changes to the tax code! The primary purpose of...

Three Predictions for 2009

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

As I write this, the financial world is in turmoil. Consumer confidence...

Prepare for Tax Time Early

Howard Scott |

Most drycleaners take their paperwork to their accountant just before...

Selling Out at a Market Low

Tom Grant |

“The world has changed, and not for the better.”–Tom Brokaw, Oct. 7,...

The Environmental Side of the Sale

Kenney Slatten |

It is beyond comprehension why anyone would consider buying or selling a...

State of the Solutions: A Look at Perc’s Alternatives

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — As perc is slowly phased out of lawful use, the industry’s...

Making an Investment in Bonds

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

Whether your portfolio is large or small, you must put your money...

Cut Costs with a Four-Day Workweek

Howard Scott |

Is business down? Are expenses piling up and cash reserves low? Is your...

Back-to-School Time for the Drycleaning Industry

Everett Childers |

At the Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska, there’s a sign that brings a...

Get ‘Green’ to Make More Green

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

Now that the kids are back in school, it’s worth reminding drycleaners...

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