Create the Blueprint

Build a laundry business that aligns with the life you want to live.
Create the Blueprint
photo by Brett Jordan
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In: Growth, Mindset

Acquiring pickup and delivery clients is hard.

But it's possible to not only get them but to keep them.

Take Drew Smith for example.
He's the founder of Salt & Light Laundry Services.

When he started his PUD business he only had 25 clients a week.

Drew, focused on serving his clients, and in a short timeframe, he went from serving 25 clients a week to today serving 550+ clients a week!

Learn how Drew did it and how you can apply his success to your business.

Drew, will be presenting at the Laundry CEO Forum. Get your ticket today to learn from Drew and other presenters.

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A friend of mine, a fellow laundry business owner, recently reached out to me for advice. 

He’s the heart and soul of his one-man pick-up and delivery (PUD) operation, but lately, he's been feeling the strain of being the only cog in that laundry machine.

He shared his concern with me: What will happen to the business if I’m not around? 

Whenever he goes on vacation, the business halts. When he catches a cold, everything stops. 

He wanted a business model that would allow him to take time off without sacrificing business. He mentioned several solutions, such as opening a small drop store, hiring a driver, and partnering with DoorDash.

As I listened to his concerns, one question kept echoing in my mind: "What type of business do you want to have?" When I finally asked him, there was a pause. 

He hadn't considered it. 

He was so caught up in the day-to-day operations and immediate concerns that he hadn't taken the time to envision the future of his business.

This is a common struggle for small business owners. We get so caught up in our daily work that we lose sight of the bigger picture. 

Running a business without a clear vision is like building a house without a blueprint or flying a plane without a flight plan (David Laing, a laundromat owner and professional pilot, can attest to this).

A clear vision provides focus and guidance. It helps you make decisions that fit with your long-term goals. It keeps you on course, so you don’t chase every shiny new object you see.

But having a vision also requires sacrifices. Ask yourself: 

  • What are you willing to give up to achieve your vision? 
  • How far are you willing to go to win? 
  • What do you want to be able to do with your business? 
  • Do you want to attend family events without worrying about work? 
  • Do you want to go on vacation whenever you want? 
  • How involved do you want to be in the day-to-day operations?

These are tough but necessary, questions. They force you to think about the kind of business you want to build and the life you want to lead.

I'll keep you posted on my friend's journey as he navigates these questions and reshapes his business. In the meantime, I encourage you to reflect on your own business vision.

 After all, if you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you've arrived?

That's all I got for today.

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Thinking about, the thinking of laundry

From the words of the writer, Aruna Bhayana.

The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.

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