The American Coin-Op Podcast
Building New vs. Rehabbing

Building New vs. Rehabbing

August 25, 2020

Carl Graham, VP of sales for distributor Scott Equipment, compares and contrasts the two approaches to store creation.

Insurance Basics

Insurance Basics

July 24, 2020

Steven Wright, vice president of business development for Irving Weber Associates, discusses dealing with common and not-so-common Laundromat risks and liabilities, including COVID-19.

Diving into Diversification

Diving into Diversification

June 22, 2020

Brendan Ristaino, sales manager for distributor Yankee Equipment, examines revenue-producing extra-profit centers that best complement a vended laundry business.

Slow-Day Turnaround

Slow-Day Turnaround

May 26, 2020

Adjunct professor of business studies and laundry owner Cathy Neilley talks tactics to try to pick up business on a store’s “slow” days.

Evaluating Stores for Sale

Evaluating Stores for Sale

April 28, 2020

Contemplating buying a store for sale? In this episode, Tod Sorensen of Girbau North America and Continental Girbau West breaks down the criteria you can use to decide if acquiring a certain existing laundry would be a good investment.

Answering the Competition

Answering the Competition

March 23, 2020

Cincinnati multi-store owner Dave Menz discusses how to respond when a new competitor enters the local market.

Replacement Parts

Replacement Parts

February 25, 2020

What should every self-service laundry keep on hand in the event a piece of equipment goes down? Greg Reese of CLEC Distribution talks hoses, valves, igniters and more in this episode.

Building Customer Loyalty

Building Customer Loyalty

January 27, 2020

Promotions and incentives are often used to draw customers to a laundry. Matt Miller, president of equipment distributor Coin-O-Matic, envisions a more comprehensive loyalty-building approach.

Attended vs. Unattended

Attended vs. Unattended

December 16, 2019

There’s no magic formula when it comes to choosing a coin laundry’s operational model but certain factors can affect the call. Mike Enz from Dexter distributor Laundry One compares and contrasts the two.

Having a Disaster Recovery Plan

Having a Disaster Recovery Plan

November 25, 2019

With a disaster recovery plan in place, a laundry can be ready to cope with fire, severe weather or other incident and return to operation as quickly as possible. Robert “Bo” Steiner, district director at the U.S. Small Business Administration, talks planning strategy and execution.

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