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Posted on: January 13th, 2021

The ‘Positives’ of COVID

It’s hard to look back on 2020 and think good things came from it.  From a general business perspective, it was hard.  Materials/products were hard to come by, the ever-changing rules and regulations, our kids and their school environment.  Loss and hardship seemed to be everywhere we looked. COVID did force us to face some…

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Posted on: December 18th, 2020

The Value of a Partnership

While surfing social media this week, I came across a passage that really resonated. Often times, we find ourselves seeking out a trained professional to perform a service that we may not have the tools or training to complete ourselves. Sometimes, we find ourselves in “sticker shock” over a particular cost of service. What we…

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Posted on: December 2nd, 2020

Online Reviews – CAR WASH Magazine Live Episode 35

For many businesses, online reviews can make or break your day. While it’s easy to become heated and passionate, it’s important to step back and have a process to follow when responding to these reviews. In episode 35 of CAR WASH Magazine Live, Matt DeWolf is joined by Beth Martin from Moo Moo Express Car Wash,…

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Posted on: October 12th, 2020

A Season for Preparation

As the calendar transitions into the final quarter of the year, we can feel the Fall air around us and know that Old Man Winter is right around the corner. Fall is a season of preparation; trees lose their leaves in preparation for the upcoming snow, and some animals prepare for hibernation. For the car…

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Posted on: April 7th, 2020

Preparing for the Re-Start

Like you, I am not 100% sure when the emergency nature of the COVID-19 pandemic will be “over,” but I am certain it will end! Whether that is in 15 days, 30 days, or longer, we’ll have to wait and see. Regardless of when this happens, we can and, should be, preparing ourselves and our…

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Posted on: March 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Shut Down

March 27, 2020; written by Aaron Layton In today’s ever-changing world, it seems a new reality is forcing us to adapt now, more than ever. New words like pandemic, self-isolation, social distancing and COVID-19 are now ingrained into our daily lives. As city and state governments roll out stay-at-home orders, car wash owners and operators…

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Posted on: September 20th, 2019

Operational Discipline via Leadership

Written by guest blogger Justin Salisbury, Breeze Thru Car Wash- COO, Leadership Worth Following- Founder All businesspeople embark on a journey to succeed. They chase the dreams of bringing their vision to life and making a living doing it. Yet, 1 in 5 businesses fail in the first year and 1 in 2 fail by…

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2019

Evolving Unlimited Clubs: RFID vs. LPR, and what about the APP?

The ever-evolving world of unlimited clubs has changed dramatically over the last several years.  It wasn’t long ago that unlimited clubs were looked down upon, and now, if you don’t have one you are losing business!  New technology is changing the way we administer these clubs, and with that, we have seen a rise in…

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Posted on: June 6th, 2018

A Week at Disney – Make It Easy! (Part 1)

If you have ever been to Disney, you would probably agree it is easy to like the place. I just spent a week at Disney World in Florida with my family and, while I have several things I took away from the experience, here is the big one: THEY MADE IT EASY! From the moment…

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

Limit the Variables for success

In the book Rework by by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson, they talk about planning.  “Unless you are a fortune teller, long-term business planning is a fantasy.  There are just too many factors that are out of your hands:  market conditions, competitors, customers, the economy, etc.”  What are all of these factors?  They are…

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