Many car wash owners struggle with cash flow. After payroll, real estate and equipment costs are often the largest monthly expense. One of the easiest ways to increase the cash flow of your car wash is by restructuring current...
Entrepreneurs are a lot like baseball players — they would rather hit a home run than a single or double. Similarly, investors tend to build big car washes rather than small ones.
The handcrafted cocktail has skyrocketed in popularity. Thanks in part to period-piece television dramas such as “Mad Men” that romanticize bar scenes of yore, drinks like the Old Fashioned and the Sazerac have risen from the...
An opinion of value report (OVR) is an estimate of a commercial property’s current fair market value based upon an assessment of market and property conditions that affect its commercial value.
Like a car moving through a conveyor wash tunnel, Mister Car Wash is a company in perpetual motion, making systemic improvements on the fly. With 136 conveyor car washes in 14 states, Mister Car Wash is on a fast track to become...
Car wash owners often think of labor as just an expense. Their employees are a necessary part of the organization, but are rarely the focal point of the business.
Proper planning is the key to a successful central vacuum installation:
• Plan the layout
• Plan the process
• Plan the performance
I came across an article written by an equipment manufacturer that discussed what traffic count is needed to assure a profitable location. To paraphrase: Enough cars are needed to pass by every day so even if only a tiny...
Employer concerns with the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate (and other provisions) are starting to pick up as the requirements of the act become very real. There are large changes coming in 2015 with which every car wash...
Who knew Al Capone had a sense of humor? Always a pragmatist, the notorious gangster displayed a keen insight into basic human behavior.
Last year I got a call from a distant relative asking about an estimate he had received to have his vehicle detailed. He knows that I am in the detail business and used to operate two centers here in Portland. This is not the...
Each year, I’m approached by hundreds of potential new investors looking to start a career in car washing. I understand their attraction to a real-estate business with no inventory. I understand their excitement about an industry...
The Western Carwash Association brought the 33-year run of its Western Car Wash Show as an independent event to an end at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV October 28-30, 2014.
Auto Laundry News invited the chief executive officers of four large, multi-location car wash companies to share their views on what the following 12 months might hold for the industry. The participating panelists are:
The growing excitement and great anticipation of what any new year can bring should never be lost on anyone, much less an owner or operator who has been in the car wash business during the past few years.
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