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Shape Your Future Dry Cleaning Business at Clean Show

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — The Clean Show is back in “Nor-Lens.” That means eating...

Making the Decision to Raise Dry Cleaning Prices

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Raising prices is a major question for many dry...

The Perks of Relationship Banking

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — Your bank would like you to keep as big a chunk of your cash...

Capitalize on Casual (Conclusion)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Do you despair when you see public figures giving...

Capitalize on Casual (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Do you despair when you see public figures giving...

Dry Cleaners, Name That Chemical Tool

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — It is hard enough to keep straight all the chemical tools...

Map Out Your Dry Cleaning Market

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Do you have a map on your office wall? No? You should....

How to Safeguard Your Business Name

Fred S. Steingold |

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Microsoft. Starbucks. Walmart. They’re all memorable...

Consolidating Defined Benefit Plans

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — The more things change, the more they stay the same. So goes...

Deliver What Your Customers Want

Carolyn B. Nankervis |

APPLETON, Wis. — When I was a new salesperson, one of my first bosses had...

Protecting Unique Characteristics

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — In a previous edition of American Drycleaner, readers...

No Passive Path to Increasing Profitable Sales (Part 2)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — In our consulting practice, we field many questions, but...

No Passive Path to Increasing Profitable Sales (Part 1)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — In our consulting practice, we field many questions, but...

The Employer/Employee Relationship

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Let’s talk relationships. You are the boss, and you...

Better Supervision = Better Productivity = Better Profits (Conclusion)

Mariah E. de Forest |

EVANSTON, Ill. — I once wrote an article titled Training Foreign-Born...

Better Supervision = Better Productivity = Better Profits (Part 1)

Mariah E. de Forest |

EVANSTON, Ill. — I once wrote an article titled Training Foreign-Born...

Shopping for a Counter Computer

INDIANAPOLIS — You don’t have to look far to realize the wide range of...

Necktie Cleaning as Much Art as Skill

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I am hoping we have turned the corner on the “casual...

Manage the R > E Flow

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Running a dry cleaning business is not rocket science....

Avoid These Money Mistakes

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — Smart people make dumb mistakes, especially when it comes to...

Is There New Opportunity In Restoration?

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — In the continual quest for more sales and profit,...

Choosing the Right Financial Adviser

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — The gut-wrenching volatility in the stock market over the past...

Clearing Up Some Not-So-Good Rings

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There are good rings, such as gold, silver, wedding, and...

Perception is Reality

Carolyn B. Nankervis |

APPLETON, WIS. — Lately, I’ve heard the phrase “perception is reality”...

Target Date Retirement Funds

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — The growing number of options for the right approach to...

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