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Market Research: Take the Time to Stop and Listen

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — One of the best ways you can find out what the...

Retirement Planning: Watch Out for Yourself

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — Despite the unrelenting flow of advice from people who ought to...

Memories of a ’69 Plant Startup

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

DOLTON, Ill. — I am now celebrating 50 years working full-time in the dry...

The Dream Dry Cleaning Plant (If Money Were No Object)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Do you dream of a new plant? Are you tired of “making do...

First Impressions: Who Wants Gum?

Rick Siegel |

LOS ANGELES — In my many years in the comedy world, I have had some...

Treating Acetate and Metallics

Martin L. Young Jr. |

CONCORD, N.C. — Not all garments are created equal, just as not all...

Throw Your Dry Cleaning Business a Birthday Bash

Howard Scott |

PEMBROKE, Mass. — For every child, and even some adults, birthdays are...

No Shortage of Irrational Decisions

William J. (Bill) Lynott |

CHICAGO — In all of the animal kingdom, only we humans have the ability...

State Emissions and Global Standards

Dr. John Spomar Jr., DBA, CED |

DOLTON, Ill. — There are two regulatory changes that have come to my...

Protecting Drycleaning Workers from Heat Illness

WASHINGTON — Working in hot or hot and humid conditions can place...

Making the Solvent Decision (Part 2 of 2)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Are you thinking of changing or adding solvents? Are the...

Making the Solvent Decision (Part 1 of 2)

Diana Vollmer |

SAN FRANCISCO — Are you thinking of changing or adding solvents? Are the...

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...

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