Fresh from the 2017 Car Wash Show in Las Vegas,
I had the opportunity to reflect on the last few days while flying back to the factory. On the plane, two realizations came to mind:
Are you sure you know how to calculate the ROI on your next project? Are you confident of the best way to finance it? Whether it’s adding a new pay wax, or a complete site remodel, it’s common sense that you need to understand...
In only a couple of weeks, thousands of car wash operators, looking to improve the bottom line performance of their businesses, will descend upon Las Vegas to attend the 2017 International Carwash Association (ICA) Car Wash Show.
Everything’s changed. The monthly wash club subscription has evolved from a simple tactic to gain a predictable revenue stream into a robust tool capable of growing volume, increasing loyalty, and even defending against...
First, I’d like to disclose that I’m no digital marketing expert. I’m just a car wash guy who realized years ago that I need to know just enough about this stuff to keep it from tanking my business.
So you think you’re doing a good job keeping up with the Joneses: You’ve added sheets of foamed detergents, protectants, and waxes. You’re hitting customers with a sizzling LED light show.
“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
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...
I finally did it. Ever since reading a news story a few months back regarding California passing a law to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, I had been planning to sit down and calculate what the impact means to hand...
I’ve heard it said that “every exit is an entry somewhere else,” but that doesn’t make creating your strategic exit plan any easier. Whether you have a vague plan of someday selling to the highest bidder, handing over your car...
I’m only an average golfer. I love the game, however, and play whenever I can. So what does golf have to do with washing cars? Recently, I had the privilege of playing with a group of friends at Pebble Beach.
With real estate prices soaring, and the car wash industry booming, some have resorted to buying properties that wouldn’t have been considered even just a few years ago. While it’s one thing for a newcomer to the industry to...
What’s it worth to you? Ever hear that expression? As a kid, did you trade marbles, or maybe baseball cards? If so, you may have asked the question yourself to a friend when he said he wanted your prized rookie baseball card or...
I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression before: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
struggled with the subtitle for this one. I started with, “Do What You Do Best and Leverage the Rest.
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