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Breathing New Life into Suede

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I recently spoke to a cleaner who expressed astonishment...

A Dry Cleaner’s Tax Guide (Conclusion)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — Interest rates remain close to their historical lows but...

A Dry Cleaner’s Tax Guide (Part 1)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — Interest rates remain close to their historical lows but...

Ways to Make 2016 More Profitable (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Beginning a new year provides an opportunity for fresh...

Ways to Make 2016 More Profitable (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Beginning a new year provides an opportunity for fresh...

Evidence Points to Staying Pat During Market Corrections

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — Why do so many of us do it? Perhaps it’s because our brains are...

How to Retain Drycleaning Business During a Move (Conclusion)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — A dry cleaner recently called me, complaining of losing...

How to Retain Drycleaning Business During a Move (Part 1)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — A dry cleaner recently called me, complaining of losing...

Evaluate 2015, Anticipate Holiday Fashion Challenges

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It is the holiday season, and the end of the year is in...

Seven Unfortunate Investing Mistakes to Avoid

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — Despite all that has been written over the years about avoiding...

Outerwear Accompanies Arrival of Cooler Weather

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Cooler weather has arrived and, along with it, outerwear....

Improving Productivity Behind the Counter (Conclusion)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I have walked into many dry cleaners to see the counter...

Improving Productivity Behind the Counter (Part 1)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I have walked into many dry cleaners to see the counter...

Keeping Stock (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Supply costs are a significant expense in a fabricare...

Keeping Stock (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Supply costs are a significant expense in a fabricare...

Improving Profits While Paying Higher Minimum Wages (Conclusion)

Woodruff Imberman, Ph.D. |

EVANSTON, Ill. — Dry cleaners across the nation will soon face the same...

Improving Profits While Paying Higher Minimum Wages (Part 1)

Woodruff Imberman, Ph.D. |

EVANSTON, Ill. — Dry cleaners across the nation will soon face the same...

Find That Uncommon Niche (Conclusion)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I recently received this mail: “Hello. My name is Jane...

Find That Uncommon Niche (Part 1)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I recently received this mail: “Hello. My name is Jane...

Investments Built to Defer Annual Tax Bite

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — If you invest in mutual funds, chances are that you’re well...

Evaluate Before It’s Too Late

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — To get the most out of your stain removal efforts with the...

Perception Just as Important as Reality

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I walked into a long-established dry cleaner—50 years in...

Can You Afford NOT to Upgrade Your Equipment? (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Seeing new drycleaning equipment almost always generates a...

Can You Afford NOT to Upgrade Your Equipment? (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Seeing new drycleaning equipment almost always generates a...

Avoid These Six Mistakes to Improve Investment Odds

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — In more than 40 years of investing and writing about investing,...

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