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Attitude Check: Turn Negative Workers into Positive Performers (Part 1)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Do your employees play well with customers? Do they engage with...

Drycleaning Plant Leasing Tips, Traps to Avoid (Conclusion)

Lloyd Manning |

LLOYDMINSTER, Saskatchewan — When drycleaning plant owner/operators rent...

Drycleaning Plant Leasing Tips, Traps to Avoid (Part 1)

Lloyd Manning |

LLOYDMINSTER, Saskatchewan — When drycleaning plant owner/operators rent...

Spot-Check Your Counter Staff

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. —Three recent incidents lead me to believe that you, Mr....

Customer Service at the Dry Cleaner: The Best Kept Secret

Carolyn B. Nankervis |

APPLETON, Wis. — As I travel around the country speaking to owners, it is...

Developing Leadership in Your Drycleaning Business (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — As the owner of a professional fabricare business, making...

Developing Leadership in Your Drycleaning Business (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — As the owner of a professional fabricare business, making...

Supplemental Stain Removal: An Eye on Longevity

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I had just finished a presentation on making the most of...

Part-Time Workers, Full-Time Challenge (Conclusion)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Gone are the days when business owners looked upon part-time...

Part-Time Workers, Full-Time Challenge (Part 1)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Gone are the days when business owners looked upon part-time...

Changes in Repair-or-Replace Tax Rules (Conclusion)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS...

Market Positioning: Winning the Battle for Your Customer’s Mind (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Positioning one’s drycleaning business in the marketplace...

Changes in Repair-or-Replace Tax Rules (Part 1)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — Since the inception of the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS...

Market Positioning: Winning the Battle for Your Customer’s Mind (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Positioning one’s drycleaning business in the marketplace...

Ten Things Your Lawyer May Not Tell You

Fred S. Steingold |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — During the course of running your drycleaning business...

See Oxidized Oil Stain as Opportunity to Shine

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Oh, those yellow stains. You cannot assume anything about...

Building Your Drycleaning Brand (Conclusion)

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Good or bad, your company has a brand. It’s the image it...

Building Your Drycleaning Brand (Part 1)

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Good or bad, your company has a brand. It’s the image it...

Note to Dry Cleaners: Keep Track, Stay Profitable

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — You’re in business for the long haul, probably. Ten, 20...

Recognize Value of Drycleaning Regulars, Non-Regulars

Carolyn B. Nankervis |

APPLETON, Wis. — Every year in December, we mail all of our clients a half...

The Magic in Your POS System (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — POS (point of sale) systems provide many valuable benefits...

The Magic in Your POS System (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — POS (point of sale) systems provide many valuable benefits...

Ozone Breathes New Life into Garments

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Energy and chemical costs are major factors in any...

Protecting Customer Data (Conclusion)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — Credit cards: What would today’s retailer do without them? If...

Point of Sale Point of View (Conclusion)

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Today’s point of sale systems marketed to dry cleaners are...

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