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In This Issue December 17, 2014  
ICA News  Industry News  Leadership  Marketing 
 
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ICA News
Justin Alford of Benny's Car Wash shares his car wash story. The family business has been around for more than 60 years! Share your story at Facebook.com/100YearsOfCarWash
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Industry News
 
   
Over the past month, the combined amount of in-store donations and event donations came to over $1,000 to be used to buy gifts for Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Christmas Mother.
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Indianapolis Business Journal The owners of Prime Car Wash think the competition has missed a spot—both here and around the country. Prime Car Wash opened its second location last month and is now advertising on its website for franchisees to "create a national brand."
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The Beacon-News For the third year in a row, the car wash at Route 59 and North Aurora Road is bringing back its holiday light show starting Saturday. From 5 p.m. to close each night, Delta Sonic also will donate 100 percent of profits form all car wash sales to the nonprofit.
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Atlanta Magazine Midtown’s Auto Spa Bistro amps up a mundane chore with a tiny but efficient restaurant, where patrons can sip cocktails while watching the suds roll off their cars or relax in purple snakeskin chairs that are more ultra lounge than waiting room.
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Leadership
 
   
Monster Unless your last name is Trump, firing an employee is probably one of the least enjoyable parts of owning a business. And for a small business -- where boss and employees often think of themselves as a "family" -- terminating an employee can be especially tough. Even the smallest company should have a process for employee termination that takes into account the reason for the termination and the law. Consider the following two lessons.
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Business Know-How When employees are at odds with one another it affects the entire workplace. Here are three steps you can take to resolve conflicts and disagreements among your small business employees.
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Marketing
 
   
Bloomberg Businessweek Loyalty really comes down to this: giving people a reason to shop at your business, rather than going across town or hopping online and spending their money at a larger, better-known company. Most often, people go out of their way to patronize small companies because they know and like the people there and enjoy the shopping experience.
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Entrepreneur The philosophy behind a customer loyalty program is simple: Repeat customers are rewarded and businesses increase sales. It’s a basic but powerful strategy. Whether the goal is to continually increase sales or to jumpstart sluggish revenue, customer-loyalty programs appear to have become a staple for many large corporations. But what about small businesses?
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