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Management Strategies: Face of Your Company

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Generally speaking, smaller drycleaning stores hire...

Industry Observations: Don’t Sell Out Yet

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I meet lots of drycleaners who are looking to sell....

Spotting Tips: Fix The Fixer-Uppers’ Clothing

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The stain-removal seminar was arranged for operators...

Evaluating An Investment

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Great strides have been made in the development of...

Follow-Up Important In Every Phase

Rick Siegel |

CHICAGO — Going to a trade show is a bit like making professional New...

Market History Shows Profit Potential

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — This is a difficult time for anyone trying to build a...

Rethinking Drycleaning Coupons

SARASOTA, Fla. — As with many parts of the country, drycleaning coupons...

Trade Show Tax Tips (Part 2 of 2)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Trade shows are great for bringing together the industry’s...

Trade Show Tax Tips (Part 1 of 2)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Trade shows are great for bringing together the industry’s...

Should You Renegotiate Your Lease?

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re in the third...

Treating Springtime Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — Every season brings a unique set of stains to the garment-...

Retooling Your Mindset

Rick Siegel |

CHICAGO — Every month, I like to align my column to the magazine’s...

Designing And Redesigning A Plant

Diana Vollmer |

CHICAGO — We’re all under pressure to save money today. You’ve been...

Develop A Second-in-Command

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — You run a small shop with several experienced employees....

An Earth Day Epiphany

Rick Siegel |

CHICAGO — I confess: I was once about as eco-unfriendly as you could get...

Removing The Stains You Make

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Wherever I go these days, I no longer get questions about...

Tide’s Rise Is Based on Brand

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The talk of the industry always seems to hinge on the newest...

Could The Unions Still Clean Up? (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Woodruff Imberman, Ph.D. |

CHICAGO — Executives of large drycleaning and laundry operations are...

Could The Unions Still Clean Up? (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Woodruff Imberman, Ph.D. |

CHICAGO — Executives of large drycleaning and laundry operations are...

Cell Phones Can Sell Safety Short

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

CHICAGO — The telephone is essential to any business. We have an...

Strategies for Stains That Stick

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CHICAGO — A reader recently wrote to ask for guidance in removing Super...

A Show of Strength

Howard Scott |

CHICAGO — Visiting a drycleaning plant recently, I witnessed the...

Living Social

Ian P. Murphy |

Operators are embracing the social media to help communicate with...

Connect with Customers in Every Medium

CHICAGO — This month’s issue goes to the core of what all drycleaning...

New Media, New Opportunities

Rick Siegel |

CHICAGO — The year was 1977. I was 20 years old, creating advertising...

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