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Traffic Cost Is a Factor As Well As Amount Of Traffic

Traffic Cost Is a Factor As Well As Amount Of Traffic

     As you have seen from my posts and emails , Traffic is the key to any business.

     I’ve been running some Facebook ads to promote some products and received a notice in my ads section at the top right of my Facebook page.

     This ad is actually for a specialty niche that I work in part time.

       Gross and Net make as much of a difference in online business and advertising as they do in retail, real estate, car sales or any other business. Learn how to reduce your costs and increase your net. ( My Clicks actually went up to 122 while I wrote this)

       If you want to learn how to get traffic grab this training while it’s available click here ==> GET THE TRAFFIC

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Ken Barrett

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A Planet Laundry Article- My Background in the Coin Laundry Industry

A Planet Laundry Article- My Background in the Coin Laundry Industry

     Below is an excerpt of an article in Planet Laundry, the Coin Laundry Association monthly magazine.

The full article can be found at Planet Laundry

        “When Ken Barrett makes up his mind to do something, he doesn’t do it halfway.

         The new laundry owner opened his first store in Anniston, Ala., in July 2010, which was quickly followed by his purchase of another Laundromat in nearby Attalla last October and a third location Golden Springs in January 2011.

         “I began investigating coin laundries in Alabama about two years ago, as I was planning to move to the U.S. to get married,” said Barrett, who is originally from Canada.

         An industrial electrician by trade, Barrett worked for a vehicle manufacturer for 22 years. This allowed him to sharpen his skills at equipment maintenance, installation, plant construction and purchasing. His position also involved heavy doses of project analysis and budgeting, which prepared him well for his new life at a laundry owner.

         Along the way, Barrett operated a wide variety of part-time businesses, including aircraft leasing, lawn care and home energy evaluations. None of these side ventures involved employees.

         “I had discussed buying a coin laundry years ago with a friend in the business, but the opportunity didn’t work out,” he explained. “After leaving the corporate world, I was looking for something that would allow some flexibility. My initial plans were to open unattended laundries – automatic door locks, lights on timers, etc. This allowed me to set my own schedules and investigate other locations.”

         Barrett’s first laundry, located in Anniston, is called Washin’ Anniston, and it was a complete renovation, except for the main bulkhead utilities.

         “Everything else was repaired or replaced,” he said. “The location had been secured by my distributor. It was a laundry that had been closed for four or five years due to the landlord emptying the strip mall to sell it. When it finally sold, the new owner decided to keep the building and fill it up, as opposed to clearing the land.”

         Two months and about $195,000 later, Barrett was in the laundry business, with a leased space in a currently vacant strip mall.

         “The storefront is not an end unit,” he explained. “And the exhaust venting was not done properly, so there was two to three inches of lint above the ceiling tiles – I had to use a leaf blower and a shovel to clean it up.”

         At the moment, Barrett has been working at his most recent purchase in Golden Springs.

         The laundry Golden Springs, according to Barrett, features a variety of equipment, most of which has been installed within the last eight years.

         “The store has been in the same location for more than 40 years,” he said. “When the equipment was replaced, there was no master plan, so things were all over the place.

         Barrett is in the midst of a renovation to add new features and a color scheme to the store. “I will be hiring attendants to make it a partially attended store,” he added. “I am also switching from propane to natural gas.”

         Barrett has advertised all three of his laundries aggressively.

         “I have used direct mail, grand opening specials and giveaways, including a TV and gift certificates,” said Barrett, who enjoys a varied mix of customers from all walks of life. “The local radio station has offered some bargain rates and they are negotiable. I also used some local TV spots. And, lately, I have been following the advice of the CLA and made sure that my locations were listed on GPS maps and Google. I’ve also had some good response from Facebook advertising. I regularly search for coin laundries in my market area and look at the sites that list them, and then I make sure I ‘claim’ my listing on their sites.”

         Barrett also has a full-page ad in the local apartment guide, which covers all three of his stores. What’s more, he is a member of the local chamber of commerce and has taken advantage of advertising in chamber mailings for new residents to the area.

         Also, to help compete with the other laundries in his marketplace, Barrett’s stores offer free WiFi, children’s play areas, big-screen televisions and, above all… they’re bright.

         “My wife told me from the beginning, ‘If I wouldn’t go there at night, why would anybody else?’” Barrett explained.

         Therefore, at his Anniston store, for instance, the front window has no signs or advertising.

         “If you drive up the street, you can see to the back of the store,” he said. “I have 26 lights in the 1,300-square-foot public area of the store, and I also have installed outside lights.”

         Clearly, Barrett’s corporate career gave him a solid background to prepare detailed analysis and budgeting, which has been a huge asset during his initial industry investigations, as he quickly built up his three-store chain.

         “I also have read a number of books and been to some seminars on new marketing techniques,” Barrett noted. “In addition, I have been able to keep renovation costs down, as I have years of experience dealing with contractors and doing my own work.”

         So, are three stores enough?

         “I am currently looking to build a new laundry from the ground up in another market, and I’ve targeted a few other areas,” he said. “I discuss plans with my distributor regularly, and I’m always looking for new opportunities. My goal for 2010 was three laundries, and I missed the target by 24 days.”

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Ken Barrett
800-792-1941 ext 2
Ken@WashinCoinLaundry.com

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Basic Tools In The Laundromat

Basic Tools In The Laundromat

 

I keep a few tools in the backroom of the Laundromat. Here’s what I need to handle many of the simple repairs or at least the investigation.

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Ken Barrett
800-792-1941 ext 2
Ken@WashinCoinLaundry.com

 

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This Weeks Book- The Ultimate Sales Machine- Chet Holmes

This Weeks Book- The Ultimate Sales Machine- Chet Holmes

 

Grab a copy of the book by clicking the picture below and let me know how it helped you.

 

 

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Ken


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Why Is Money Important?

Why Is Money Important?

Some insights from my my Team Member, Mike.

“Money will only make you more of what you already are.” – T. Harv Eker

burning-money

Click Here to learn how you can make money online
giving away valuable content like this every day!

Make it a great day!

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Ken Barrett

 

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Ten Need To Know Items

Ten Need To Know Items Before Opening A Business

Ten Need To Know Items Before Opening A Business

  Applicable To Many- Targeted To The Laundromat / Coin Laundry Industry

      Everybody likes a Top 10 list and these may not be the Top 10 but they are certainly the big ones.

      This information is targeted to a Laundromat / Coin Laundry but most will apply to any small business.

      The percentage of small businesses that fail during the first few years is actually a very sad number. Thousands of people have a dream and open a small business. They have the dream but not all of the information.

        This list has been developed from my own experience. I currently operate 3 successful Laundromats and was fortunate enough to have some guidance at the start and learned the rest very quickly. Unfortunately some of the items came as a surprise.


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The Presentation Is Available Here

Or hear the PodCast 

 

Ken Barrett
800-792-1941 ext 2
Ken@WashinCoinLaundry.com

 

P.S. If you would like information on this blog system and how to use it in your business CLICK HERE

Soap Vend Coin Jam- VendRite

Soap Vend Coin Jam- VendRite

         I had an issue with my soap vend machine today. The coin acceptor was jammed in. It turns out there was a damaged coin in one of the slots.

If you have any comments please post them below.

 

Ken Barrett
800-792-1941 ext 2
Ken@WashinCoinLaundry.com

Coin Jam in the Laundromat- Huebsch Originator

Coin Jam in the Laundromat- Huebsch Originator

This is an old dryer with a rotary type coin acceptor. They get jammed on occasion. I”ll show you the details .

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

 

Ken Barrett
800-792-1941 ext 2
Ken@WashinCoinLaundry.com

 

P.S. If you would like information on Blog system and how to use it in your business CLICK HERE

New Traffic Method Pulls 40,000 Leads In ONE DAY!

New Traffic Method Pulls 40,000 Leads In ONE DAY!

This is UN-REAL!!!

This guy shows how he gets over 40,000 LEADS in a single DAY!

=> CLICK HERE to watch the FREE training

He literally shows you everything step by step.

Oh and this training is 100% free.

 

If you’re looking for traffic, definitely watch this while it’s still up.

 If you have any comments please post them below.

 

Talk soon,

Ken Barrett

 

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Ten Need To Know Items

Ten Need To Know Items Before Opening A Business

Ten Need To Know Items Before Opening A Business

      Applicable To Many- Targeted To Laundromat / Coin Laundry

      Everybody likes a Top 10 list and these may not be the Top 10 but they are certainly the big ones.

      This information is targeted to a Laundromat / Coin Laundry but most will apply to any small business.

      The percentage of small businesses that fail during the first few years is actually a very sad number. Thousands of people have a dream and open a small business. They have the dream but not all of the information.

        This list has been developed from my own experience. I currently operate 3 successful Laundromats and was fortunate enough to have some guidance at the start and learned the rest very quickly. Unfortunately some of the items came as a surprise.

 

If you have any comments please post them below.

This presentation is available Here

Listen To The PodCast HERE

Ken Barrett
800-792-1941 ext 2
Ken@WashinCoinLaundry.com

P.S. If you would like information on this blog system and how to use it in your business CLICK HERE