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The Three Snags of Purchasing a Drycleaning Business

Douglas Adams |

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

Creating a Bulletproof Brand

Darcy Moen |

Before you can assemble the most rudimentary advertising campaign, there...

In Employees We Trust

Howard Scott |

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

Why Do Draperies, Slipcovers Shrink During Processing?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: We have a problem with shrinkage when drycleaning household items...

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...

How Should I Treat Items Musty from Storage?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: A customer has some garments that have been in storage for seven...

Everything's Going Green

Everett Childers |

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

The Right Tools for The Job

Martin L. Young Jr. |

As I entered the parking lot, I was impressed. An outer parcel in a...

What Causes a 'Skunky' Odor after Drycleaning?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: I received a white silk blouse that had a foul, “skunky” odor prior...

The Whole-Brained Business

Diana Vollmer |

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

You Can Remove Tannin Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

She went through her incoming bundle with a purpose. Then she found it:...

How Can I Get Rid of the Green Residues Left After Cleaning Grass Stains?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: I’m having difficulty removing grass stains. I’ve used various tannin...

Upcharges for The Upscale

Everett Childers |

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

Classify Stains to Ease Removal

Martin L. Young Jr. |

There it is, all right. It’s a stain. The garment would look better...

How Do I Process Firefighter Turnout Gear?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: A smaller fire station near me asked if I could clean their turnout...

A Love/Hate Relationship with Growth

Diana Vollmer |

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

Running in Reverse

Martin L. Young Jr. |

I just happened to be at the counter when I saw the lady get out of her...

Why Do Polyurethane Coats Deteriorate in Perc?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: We use perchloroethylene as our drycleaning solvent. For the past...

Are You Ready for Recession?

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

The Fine Art of Efficient Finishing

Everett Childers |

If we think of ourselves only as drycleaners, we limit our capabilities...

Why Do Poly/Cotton Shirts Discolor with Sweat?

Alan Spielvogel |

Q: I own a promotional products company in Cincinnati. One of my...

Promote Yourself Boldly

Howard Scott |

Every drycleaner spends money on advertising and promotions. But how...

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