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Notes From the Edge (of the Counter)

Carolyn B. Nankervis |

APPLETON, Wis. — I like to start each of my columns with a pithy saying....

When the Taxman Comes (Conclusion)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Most dry cleaners wonder if they are paying too much in...

When the Taxman Comes (Part 1)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Most dry cleaners wonder if they are paying too much in...

Disaster Recovery: What to Do When Bad Things Happen (Conclusion)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — An industrial plant explodes in Texas. A tornado ravages...

Disaster Recovery: What to Do When Bad Things Happen (Part 1)

Phillip M. Perry |

NEW YORK — An industrial plant explodes in Texas. A tornado ravages...

Treating Holiday Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It is that time of the year, a time of traditions. It is a...

Managing Drycleaner Employees by the Book

Fred S. Steingold |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Microsoft, General Motors and IBM have long recognized...

Does Your Investment Portfolio Include CDs?

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — Despite their puny interest rates these days, bank CDs are, or...

Fashionistas Mean Business (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Fashionistas pay attention to the latest from the runway...

Fashionistas Mean Business (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Fashionistas pay attention to the latest from the runway...

Small Employer Health Insurance Tax Credit: Who’s Eligible? (Conclusion)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — Survey after survey reveals that health insurance is among...

Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit: Who’s Eligible? (Part 1)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — Survey after survey reveals that health insurance is among...

Salvage After the Storm

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It has been 24 years, but it seems like only yesterday....

It’s Good Business: Celebrate Tax-Free (Conclusion)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — The season for gift-giving and holiday parties will soon be...

It’s Good Business: Celebrate Tax-Free (Part 1)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — The season for gift-giving and holiday parties will soon be...

Terminating an Employee is Never Easy (Conclusion)

Lloyd Manning |

LLOYDMINSTER, Saskatchewan — In my many years of business, from time to...

Convenience Converts Customers (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers, especially drycleaning consumers, are busy...

Terminating an Employee is Never Easy (Part 1)

Lloyd Manning |

LLOYDMINSTER, Saskatchewan — In my many years of business, from time to...

Convenience Converts Customers (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Consumers, especially drycleaning consumers, are busy...

The Need for Rapid Response

Carolyn B. Nankervis |

APPLETON, Wis. — Dry cleaners are busy people. I was reminded of this when...

Pollution Liability Coverage Protects Against Contamination Claims

Adam Weber |

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Pollution insurance wasn’t always a significant issue,...

The Potential for Unsatisfactory Results

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — During a recent trip speaking to cleaners and CSRs, I was...

On-the-Job Attitude is Everything

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — What is your work attitude? Do you come in each day with...

Quick Fixes to Common Drycleaning Problems (Conclusion)

Jean Teller |

NEW ORLEANS — Two experts from the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI...

Quick Fixes to Common Drycleaning Problems (Part 1)

Jean Teller |

NEW ORLEANS — Two experts from the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute (DLI...

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