Running a laundry can be a costly affair. This you may have seen already when visiting a downtown retail laundry to drop off your week’s washing. You may have had second thoughts on setting up your own laundry in the future. But whilst you may have witnessed a mess elsewhere, the laundry business is really no different from any other entrepreneurial venture. Just as long as you have done your research and development and due diligence exercises like a true professional then all should be right for you going forward.
You might not even wish to go retail when you can become wholly commercial. Spread your entrepreneurial wings just a bit wider and more business could fly your way. There should surely be more washing and drying opportunities for you when you service commercial and/or industrial businesses. In these lines, people’s laundry will always be getting dirty and that’s a given fact. And for all reasonable reasons that could be stitched together, staff members in these sectors need to be wearing clean clothes and clean uniforms at all times.
So in these market areas you are moving completely away from the coin operating environment, always subject to abuse and high maintenance and repair costs. By handling your own machinery at all times, you will be able to retain full control of your business. Furthermore, you are still always going to be needing replacement commercial laundry parts at short notice. This is a business where machinery will always be subjected to extensive wear and tear, but never abuse. Apart from having a reliable source supplier at your beck and call, you will also need to ensure that you have qualified specialist technicians close to hand in the event that repairs will be required.