2020-09-05

Tips for Giving Your Dry Cleaning Business a Winning Edge

A dry cleaner’s profitability hinges heavily on its management strategies. The quality of a dry cleaning company’s work should speak for itself, but it has to employ some smart tactics to win over new business. If a dry cleaner doesn’t continually work towards generating new business and operating more cost-effectively, it’s costs and customer base will remain static and hinder the business from realizing its full operating capacity. Here are some tips on how you can boost your business’ appeal and revenue.

Make It Easy for Your Customers to Interact With You

In recent years, people have become increasingly drawn to apps for handling some of their basic errands. Some big name companies in highly competitive fields have found an advantage over their competitors by providing customers with an app to view products and make orders. Giving your customers an app interface or online platform to request services and get order updates can help make you people’s preferred choice for dry cleaning services.

Provide Pick-Up and Delivery Options

One of the most appealing benefits that you can offer customers via app ordering is pickup and delivery services. Over the course of 2020, people have grown to appreciate the convenience of having the things that they need delivered to their homes. They’ll favor the option of having their dry cleaning picked up right at their door, and this feature can help you to get a lot more orders. You can use a system to manage dry cleaning mobile routes that will optimize the order of your pick-ups and drop-offs.

Add to Your Services

Getting new equipment or bringing in additional staff can give you the ability to offer your customers a broader scope of services, making you a one-stop option for all of their clothing maintenance. Advertising services such as alterations, shoe-care, and basic laundry can give you a big boost in revenue.

 

2020-09-01

3 Ways to Cut Costs for Your New Business

Starting a new business is very rarely easy. However, the recent economic downturn has made it an even more difficult task. That doesn't mean it is impossible, though, just that you will need to be resourceful to keep expenses at a minimum for now. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to help cut costs without sacrificing the quality of the goods or services you offer. 

2020-06-13

How To Set Up For a Large Event

Your organization is planning a large event and you are responsible to get everything arranged for it. While this task might seem overwhelming, keeping a detailed schedule and accurate notes will make sure your clients and employees have a good time. Here are a few steps to follow when preparing for your gathering.

2020-05-28

Senior Living in the Wake of COVID-19

Senior living facilities are grappling for stability under the weight of the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has caused a shocking number of deaths and is testing the limits of many companies’ capacities to manage the immediate crisis while trying to wrestle with a vision for the future. Management systems are bracing for the fallout of an event that is still occurring in real-time. This crisis is revealing the strengths of systems and inherent weaknesses, which will require adaptations to how centers are organized in the years to come.

2020-03-20

The Best Annuals to Plant This Year

When Easter is approaching, and the wildflowers and trees are blooming, it makes you want to run outside and get to planting. Like annual report preparation Coppell TX, it's time to start planning which annuals to put in your summer garden. The following list has some tried and true favorites that will have your yard looking colorful in no time. 

Periwinkle

Bright, beautiful and easy to grow, periwinkles are a summer favorite. Also known as vinca, the colors range anywhere from white to purple and everything in between. The vibrant colors are almost neon bright set off by glossy green foliage. Plant them in bunches, as a border or as ground cover. Though known as an annual, they can be self-seeding in warmer climates, so look for volunteers next year.

Mandevilla

This tropical vine will give you island vibes when you plant it on your patio. The velvety trumpet-shaped blooms are profuse and vividly colored. The leaves vary with each type, but they can be huge and deeply veined or small and glossy green. A bonus is that butterflies and hummingbirds love them as much as you will.

Petunia

Humble but so pretty, petunias are a garden staple. They have colors ranging from pale to bright and are heat tolerant. If you want your plants to stay full and lush, you have to pinch back the stems periodically, as they tend to get leggy. 

Angelonia

Angelonia is sometimes called "summer snapdragon," as they do resemble a smaller version of snapdragons. Angelonia only reaches a mature height of up to 18 inches tall. They are drought-tolerant, a must in Texas, and they love full sun. They flower all summer long and come in colors such as white, pink, lavender and purple. 

Mexican Heather

These compact plants bloom a beautiful lavender or purple flower all summer and into fall on fine-leafed, dark green foliage. It is an annual, but in warmer climates, you can cut back the leftover woody stems when the plant dies back. If the winter isn't too harsh, it will come back with warm weather.