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Forge your path to build a laundry business that makes you proud
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Growing up in the laundry business, I followed the path my father laid. 

He had a successful model: multiple self-service stores and offered drop-off services. 

It was a solid strategy that provided for our family for many decades. But as I grew older, I realized that each of us has our own path to travel in life and business. 

If I had stayed on the same path as my father, we would have never ventured into dry cleaning, pick-up and delivery, or sneaker cleaning. These services have exposed us to opportunities and growth we could have never imagined.

Whose path are you following? Yours or theirs?

In the laundry industry, it's easy to fall into the trap of doing things the way they've always been done or how you see others doing it on social media.

If it works for others, it should work for you, too, right? 

But this mindset can limit your potential. It can stifle innovation and prevent you from trying new opportunities that could take your business to the next level. 

The internet has a wealth of information about starting, buying, and running a laundry business. 

Just because you're new or looking to improve your existing business doesn't mean you have to be like others you see in the industry. Mix the best pieces of what each is doing well with your ideas and style to make something of your own. 

Apple didn't invent the mouse or GUI (graphical user interface). Still, it was the first commercially successful personal computer to use them, establishing the graphical interface as the standard for personal computing. They took those ideas from others and added them to their own.

Some of the most successful laundromats often dare to be different. They're not afraid to challenge the status quo and try new things. They understand that their unique vision and approach are their biggest asset, and they leverage it to create a business that stands out.

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