Diana Vollmer

Methods for Management (MFM) Inc.

Managing Director

Diana Vollmer is managing director of Methods for Management (MFM) Inc., a consultancy specializing in drycleaning businesses. You may contact her at [email protected], 415-577-6544.

When Cost Cuts Go Too Deep

CHICAGO — When times are tough, we cut back. We cut everywhere we can....

Working with Generation Y

CHICAGO — I often hear complaints about young people in their 20s being...

The Passion of The Drycleaner

Running a business takes a lot of time and effort, not to mention money...

What's Your Shade of Green?

It's great to be "green." It sounds good; it looks good; it feels good....

Consider Big Decisions Carefully

Every day, you make decisions about your business. The most frequent are...

All Business Is Local

How well do you know your community? The knowledge is invaluable to a...

From Crisis Comes Rebirth

Recently, many successful drycleaners have found themselves back at work...

Networking in The Virtual World

One of the biggest buzzwords in business today is “social networking,”...

Supplier, Vendor or Partner?

Suppliers and vendors are critical to the success or failure of a...

Weighing the Costs of Clean

To travel or not to travel — that is the question. To visit and...

Toward a ‘Greener’ Planet

A lot has been written about “going green” — using “environmentally...

The Golden Rule Pays Off

The other day, I was visiting a drycleaning plant when a maintenance man...

Suppliers, Vendors and Partners

Suppliers and vendors are critical to the success or failure of a...

Not Your Father's Customers

There’s been a lot of talk about change lately — especially among the...

Opportunity in a Soft Labor Market

What happens in a slow economy? Sad but true, many people lose their...

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