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Supplier, Vendor or Partner?

Diana Vollmer |

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

Make Your Plant a Household Name

Martin L. Young Jr. |

A first look at the comforter gave me the impression that she had...

Take the Next Step with Your System

You have a point-of-sale (POS) system in place. It holds your pricelist...

Promote Your Site to Win Customers, Golomb Says

Ian P. Murphy |

NEW ORLEANS — Websites are an essential element of marketing today, said...

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 —...

Can a Drycleaner Switch to an All-Wetcleaning Operation?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: With perc under so much pressure from regulators, I’m interested in...

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Everett Childers |

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

Treating Protein Stains on the Wet Side

Martin L. Young Jr. |

Not all stains come out in the machine. That statement may be contrary...

Good Stain Removal Has Its Perks

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I’m thankful for specialty coffees and all the places that sell a vast...

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...

How Can I Remove Easter-Egg Dyes Consistently?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: Easter is always the time I get lots of frilly, child-sized dresses...

What Are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Paying Per Piece?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: We currently pay our finishers by the hour. To reduce production...

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...

Advertising in Tough Times

Laurie L. Wilson |

Your first reaction to a sales slowdown in tough economic times is to...

Make Every ‘I Do’ a Can-Do

Martin L. Young Jr. |

The ad promotes outdoor weddings by a lake. It doesn’t mention anything...

Suppliers, Vendors and Partners

Diana Vollmer |

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

What’s the Best Way to Remove Rock Salt Stains?

Ian P. Murphy |

Q: With all of the snowstorms this year, we’ve been getting a lot of...

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...

What's the Difference Between Starch and Sizing?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: What’s the difference between starch and sizing? Can spray starch be...

Practice Your Regluing Technique

Tom Lucenta |

Using a syringe to reglue sewn cuffs and hems eliminates the need to...

Cleaning the Latest Fashions Safely

Everett Childers |

When one thinks of haute couture, one thinks of the emaciated models who...

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