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While Car Wash Show Europe is still more than six months away, exhibitor and visitor registrations are showing a great diversity of country representation. Visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, South Korea, Nigeria, The Netherlands and the United States are already represented.
The Denver Post
Boise, Idaho-based Metro Express Car Wash is scheduled to break ground next month on a facility large enough to clean 5,000 cars a day. A warehouse at South Santa Fe Drive and West Oxford Avenue in Sheridan, CO, will be retrofitted to house the car wash.
Centennial-based Car Wash Express is renovating a building at Sixth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive with plans to open its sixth Colorado location. It’s the first Car Wash Express near the city center, and Express President Brett Meinberg said the company is looking for more.
"There are a bunch of full-service washes but nothing for the time-starved people," Meinberg said.
Founder Read Hauck explains, "The customer experience is our number one priority." "Nashville has become accustomed to a mediocre car wash experience at best. Mediocrity is unacceptable in today's marketplace," explains Hauck . For this reason, the Camel Express Car Wash is making every attempt to create and sustain the most unique car wash experience Middle Tennessee has seen.
The Huffington Post
Firing or terminating employees has consequences if not accomplished appropriately. Even though the "employment-at-will" principle gives most employers the power to terminate employees at their own discretion, it does not mean that they can do so in any case. Here are five risks that you could face when firing/terminating employees.
More U.S. small companies plan to raise wages in coming months and a net 20 percent said they recently boosted compensation for their workers.
A net 14 percent of managers said in February that they will be increasing pay, according to the seasonally adjusted results of 716 responses in a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business. That’s up 2 points from January, when 12 percent said they planned to boost salaries and 25 percent said they had recently increased compensation.
Firing someone is usually a terrible feeling. It feels terrible even if the person has been warned repeatedly and had every chance to improve. It's someone's livelihood, after all, and it's tough to be the person who takes paying work away from someone. However, as hard as firing someone is, it's also critically important to your job as a manager.
Business 2 Community
The trick for small businesses is learning to extend the tenets of old-fashioned loyalty into the newfangled world. The corporations may have the reach and the muscle, but with the right combination of tried-and-true values and smart tech tools, smaller shops hold the advantage in the handheld world all the same. Here’s why.
Today Square announced a new suite of tools that will enable its cohort of businesses to engage with customers. Newest among these features is the ability to send promotions, announcements, newsletters, and event invites to existing customers.
Loyalty programs can offer very compelling ways to build, nurture, and reinforce vital customer relationships. However, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Deluxe Rewards, only 16% of loyalty program decision-makers are completely satisfied with their results.
"Understanding your customers is the first step to building meaningful and lasting personal relationships with them, and a great loyalty program can help accomplish this goal," shared Erin Raese, President and COO of Loyalty360 – The Loyalty Marketers' Association.