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The Sun’ll Come Out…

Rick Siegel |

LOS ANGELES — Every four years around this time, the same question comes...

Take the Time to Digest

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — I am sure you have seen this stain. By its location and...

Advertising in the Yellow Pages

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — The Yellow Pages are dying, but they aren’t dead yet. ...

Building a Retirement Nest Egg

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — With the painful volatility of the stock market playing havoc...

Changes in Repair or Replace Tax Rules (Part 2 of 2)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — In an effort to resolve the controversy over whether...

Changes in Repair or Replace Tax Rules (Part 1 of 2)

Mark E. Battersby |

ARDMORE, Pa. — In an effort to resolve the controversy over whether...

Second Amendment and the Workplace

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

DOLTON, Ill. — Property rights and gun rights are in an intensifying...

Stain-Removal Problems in Common

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — A reader recently sent me an e-mail that contained...

Regaining Lost Dry Cleaning Business

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Dry cleaners lose customers all the time. There’s a...

Effective Diversification

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — If there is one investment philosophy that approaches universal...

Energy Efficiency Good for Planet, Profit

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Small businesses are generally not very resource-...

Not All Yellow Stains Are Created Equal

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There are times when all stains begin to look alike; they...

Do Something ... Anything

Rick Siegel |

LOS ANGELES — The editorial director for American Drycleaner asked if I’d...

Brokerage Services Brush-Up

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — If you’re one of the millions of Americans who own stocks and...

Eliminate Aggravating Traits in a Dry Cleaner Clerk

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — A customer walks into your store and says a few words...

Adding Alternative Profit Centers to Your Dry Cleaning Business

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — The lifestyle changes of consumers (most notably more...

Simple Additions to Stain-Removal Toolbox

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — There are times when quality stain removal comes down...

Loyal Team May Be Best Profit Center

Rick Siegel |

LOS ANGELES — During that first hard year of building my personal...

Make Your Existing Plant New Again

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — You may be experiencing pangs of envy as you...

Right to Represent

Rick Siegel |

LOS ANGELES — Those who know I spent 25 years in show business often...

New Year Brings Holiday Stains

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — A new year brings new opportunities for those prepared...

Where to Find a Safe Haven

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — If the crazy ups and downs in the stock market these days...

Fight Trim and Pay Fair Share of Taxes (Part 2 of 2)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Tax time is here again. Before I give you some tax...

Fight Trim and Pay Fair Share of Taxes (Part 1 of 2)

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Tax time is here again. Before I give you some tax...

Learning Valuable Lessons from Wild ’N’ Crazy 2011

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — What a year it has been! Much about 2011 was erratic—...

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