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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,...

Adhere to Basics When Cleaning Expensive Gowns

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There always comes a point when you choose to clean a “...

Enhance Bottom Line by Offering Fluff and Fold (Conclusion)

Bruce Beggs |

ATLANTA — While roughly 60% of U.S. coin laundries offer some form of...

Enhance Bottom Line by Offering Fluff and Fold (Part 1)

Bruce Beggs |

ATLANTA — While roughly 60% of U.S. coin laundries offer some form of...

Getting to Know Your Distributor (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Dry cleaners have a valuable resource close at hand that...

Getting to Know Your Distributor (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Dry cleaners have a valuable resource close at hand that...

How to Sell to Selfie Generation

Bruce Beggs |

Ricardo GonzalezATLANTA — As the quantity of ads per prospect is...

Make ‘Sorry’ Tags a Thing of the Past

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The yellow of the mustard is barely touched. The spaghetti...

A Busy Day is Not Always a Productive Day (Conclusion)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Just about all dry cleaners are hard workers. You can’t...

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