Howard Scott

Industry Writer and Drycleaning Consultant

Howard Scott is a longtime industry writer and drycleaning consultant. He welcomes questions and comments, and can be reached by writing Howard Scott, Dancing Hill, Pembroke, MA 02359.

Collect Every Penny You’re Owed

CHICAGO — Drycleaning is usually a cash business. But if you offer...

The Plant with No Name

CHICAGO — The other day, I drove by a drycleaner and did a double-take....

Saving Face at The Front Counter

CHICAGO — Your store’s front counter is its primary point of customer...

Use Tax Time to Take Stock

Tax season is here, and what are you going to do about it? “Don’t bug me...

Business Evaluation and Valuation (Part 2 of 2)

Richard Ehrenreich, president of Olney, Md.-based Ehrenreich &...

Business Evaluation and Valuation (Part 1 of 2)

For those who have never met Richard Ehrenreich, let me introduce you:...

More Than Just Cleaning Clothes

Every drycleaner says he or she cleans clothes, but such a statement is...

Equity Can Be Key to Expansion

Though these are tough economic times, many drycleaners still need to...

Resisting a Financial Panic

Since the end of summer, times have been getting tough. It seems like...

Prepare for Tax Time Early

Most drycleaners take their paperwork to their accountant just before...

Cut Costs with a Four-Day Workweek

Is business down? Are expenses piling up and cash reserves low? Is your...

Why Do You Lose Accounts?

Do you ever take time to analyze why you lose accounts? The exercise...

In Employees We Trust

I visited a fairly new drycleaner recently, and what I saw there shocked...

Getting The Drop

With affluent customers and 24/7 automation, a tiny location in a...

Promote Yourself Boldly

Every drycleaner spends money on advertising and promotions. But how...

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