Management Files

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...

Upgrade to New Profits

It seems to me that 95% of cleaners use only about 5% of their counter...

Opportunity in a Soft Labor Market

Diana Vollmer |

What happens in a slow economy? Sad but true, many people lose their...

Why Do You Lose Accounts?

Howard Scott |

Do you ever take time to analyze why you lose accounts? The exercise...

The Three Snags of Purchasing a Drycleaning Business

Douglas Adams |

For almost two decades, Butler Capital Corp. has collaborated with...

In Employees We Trust

Howard Scott |

I visited a fairly new drycleaner recently, and what I saw there shocked...

Alikes & Dislikes: Comparing the Coin Laundry Industry to Drycleaning

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners know this isn’t a good year for business. Most...

Sales Down? Stay the Course

Diana Vollmer |

Oh no! Sales are way down this week! Sales were down last week, too! You...

Shrink Business to Grow Profitability

Diana Vollmer |

For certain operations in today’s economy, shrinking may be the first...

When The Going Gets Tough

Everett Childers |

If you want to continue earning a living in the textile-cleaning...

Everything's Going Green

Everett Childers |

Over the past few months and years, many retailers have been trying to...

The Whole-Brained Business

Diana Vollmer |

You may not be familiar with the hemispheres of the brain, but generally...

Upcharges for The Upscale

Everett Childers |

Years ago, I wrote an article about pricing for profit. Now, I think it...

A Love/Hate Relationship with Growth

Diana Vollmer |

You’ve been told it’s important to grow. Your alternatives? To shrink or...

Are You Ready for Recession?

Drycleaners are experiencing what may be the worst time in the history...

Your 2008 Budget

Diana Vollmer |

There’s no good reason for you to do a budget. You understand your...

Is Curiosity Part of Leadership?

Howard Scott |

Lee Iacocca just came out with a new book, Where Have All The Leaders...

Give An Employee A Piece of The Action

Howard Scott |

Your key person is capable. He (or she) follows directions well. He...

Professionalism Is the Real Alternative

Everett Childers |

Let’s look at how many “alternatives” we have for cleaning clothes:...

Cut Customer Losses to Increase Profits

The stock market is down, profits are shrinking, prices are up and...

Advice for New Operators

Howard Scott |

Every so often, I receive a call asking for advice from a new drycleaner...

Clever Solutions to Everyday Problems

Howard Scott |

The drycleaning business is a tricky one. Largely, it’s doing the same...

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