Howard Scott

Industry Writer and Drycleaning Consultant

Howard Scott is a former business owner, longtime industry writer and drycleaning consultant. He welcomes questions and comments and can be reached by writing Howard Scott, Dancing Hill, Pembroke, MA 02359; by calling 781-293-9027; or via e-mail at [email protected].

Doing the Small Things Well

PEMBROKE, Mass. — Are you frustrated? Has the business got you down?...

Industry Observations: Don’t Sell Out Yet

PEMBROKE, Mass. — I meet lots of drycleaners who are looking to sell....

Should You Renegotiate Your Lease?

CHICAGO — Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re in the third...

Develop A Second-in-Command

CHICAGO — You run a small shop with several experienced employees....

A Show of Strength

CHICAGO — Visiting a drycleaning plant recently, I witnessed the...

Make Tax Time Pay Off

CHICAGO — It’s that time of year again. You know the drill: Your...

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...

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