The continued use of cash is surprising given its inconveniences and the risk consumers face in carrying it around.
Something’s happening in the detailing industry. Something wonderful. It started in the late ‘90s with an influx of professional detailing schools. Detailers were finally receiving formal training in the craft.
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Anyone hoping to take in their unfair share of business during the upcoming busy
Water reclaim systems are becoming a must have in the car wash industry. One way to generate more profit is to use reclaim water in the washing process.
A great business model requires a product and/or service that consumers need and want but not necessarily a great innovation.
July 2016 was the all-time hottest month since recordkeeping began, and this may also turn out to be the hottest year ever. Did you insist that your employees remain hydrated, and did you keep plenty of water bottles on hand?...
Thirty-one is a massive number when you are talking car wash locations. The sheer financial and logistical prowess required to own and operate a chain of that size is beyond impressive. But the ability to acquire and seamlessly...
In starting a detailing business, it is necessary to take several steps like obtaining formal training, buying supplies and equipment, and marketing.
Last month, I wrote about the $15/hour minimum wage movement. From the comments I got back, it seems that I struck a nerve. The requirement to reduce labor through automation and leverage technology to retain customers was...
A poet once wrote: No one knows what happens to you when you die, and that is a fact of life. Similarly, one of my college professors opined: All small businesses do not succeed and the ones that do don’t last forever.
Calculation of value is the process of determining business value, ownership interest, or value of intangibles whereas an appraisal is the process of developing an opinion of value.
Benny’s Carwash and Oil Change, a three-generation family-owned business has grown to seven car washes, five oil change facilities, and three B-Quik convenience stores in the Baton Rouge area. Celebrating Benny’s 65th year, the...
If you live in a part of the country that is particularly susceptible to wind/hail/tornado storms than you have seen one of two things happen (or both) to your wash’s building/property insurance. Rates have increased...
One of the feasibility studies I prepared in 2015 was for a new exterior express wash in Arizona. While discussing the project with one of the principals, I was told, “You know, Bob, out here we are seeing capture rates of...
The ability to achieve and maintain profits in the car wash industry is often dependent on numerous variables ranging from the location and demographics of the marketplace to the quality of service and operational costs.
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