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Used Equipment

By: TRistaino, 12/11/12

Given the state of the economy the last few years the popularity of laundry owners and managers considering the purchase of used equipment has risen dramatically. Not a week goes by without at least one inquiry for a used piece. The interest is industry wide. Laundromats, Hotels, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Commercial Laundries are all calling. …

Giving Thanks

By: TRistaino, 11/21/12

In 2000 I began riding in the Pan Mass Challenge which is a 190 mile two day cycling event to raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Each rider solicits donations from family, friends, and colleagues. Our team captain at that time made it clear that a key element of fund raising was to thank …

Controlling Dryer Lint in Your Laundry Part 1

By: TRistaino, 10/23/12

If you manage any type of laundry lint is an everyday fact of life. Washers create lint. Dryers create lint. Most washer lint is discharged during the rinse cycles. If a lint interceptor has been installed in your laundry most lint washer lint will collect there. The lint interceptor will require periodic cleaning. Some washer …

What are you counting?

By: TRistaino, 9/12/12

Counting and keeping track of key elements of your business are key elements in a well run business. Sports teams and large corporations count and track numerous components of their respective industries. Batting averages, earned run averages, goals against averages, unforced errors are key statistics in various sports.  Pounds of waste per unit produced, accidents …

Do you know what your business is worth?

By: TRistaino, 8/02/12

Several years ago I attended a conference conducted by Inc. magazine. One of the seminars at that conference was how to determine what your business was worth. The instructor asked how many people in the room knew what their business was worth. Two people out of the twenty-five in the room raised their hand. The …

“Contact me”

By: TRistaino, 7/25/12

Just about every day in our businesses we hear or see this phrase. Customers, colleagues, vendors, consultants all implore us to “contact me” about some important and not so important issue. Usually, this does not present a problem.  As the person requesting the contact will readily accept our call, answer an email or text. However, …

Are you still interested ?

By: TRistaino, 7/16/12

A new restaurant opens in your town. The interior is modern and fresh. Lighting, flooring, linen, glassware all fresh and clean and modern. The wait staff is friendly and enthusiastic. The menu is exciting. You try it out and have a great dining experience. Now fast forward 15 years to the same location. The interior …

Is your team complete?

By: TRistaino, 6/28/12

Running a business of any size is a challenging exercise. Whether you run an unattended laundromat with no employees or a commercial laundry with 500 employees  you need a team of advisors to help you maximize the potential of your business.In addition to the obvious team members: supply and equipment sales consultants, service technicians for …

Cash is King

By: TRistaino, 6/15/12

Cash is King! Cash flow is an underated, overlooked but very critical element of any business. In fact, we submit it is the most important aspect of your business that will determine your success or failure. Cash is the lifeblood of your business. It is the ultimate statistic that combines and distills sales and expenses to one figure: Cash …

Preparing for a Card Payment System

By: JJones, 6/13/12

Last month I posted an article about Card Payment Systems and if they are the right choice for your Laundromat. This month I am going to focus on important items you need to consider before converting your machines to insure everything goes smoothly. Having a few installations of different manufacturer’s under my belt I am …