We're just 5 weeks away from our 100 percent peer recommended E3 education series. Join us in Nashville to hear from the author of three Amazon.com No.1 business bestsellers, Scott McKain. For car wash owners and operators at the Wash Different Workshop, he'll dive into "What the Customer Really Wants," helping you provide the ultimate customer experience.
And for our vendor community, he'll focus on "Standing Out and Moving Up During Times of Change." He'll outline how organizations - and the professionals who work for them - should deal with change. He also offers insight on how to handle the undetermined aspects of the future.
Serfass Construction Co. of North Whitehall Township will build the 2,400-square-foot facility that will be called Sparkle Care Wash. The self-service, fully automated operation will cost about $2 million to build, said David Serfass, president of Serfass Construction.
Buff Masters Hand Car Wash & Detail Center has opened a station in the mall's parking lot, offers shoppers valet-assisted car washing. Customers drop off their cars at the station. A valet then drops them off at the mall, hand washes their car and delivers the car to the mall entrance of their choosing when it's ready for pick-up.
Lauren Tucker, an African-American woman who built a 25-year career in the (mostly white) world of advertising, is skeptical of diversity initiatives like the much publicized $300 million investment that Intel is making to promote ethnic and gender diversity among its ranks.
Her challenge to every industry in which women and minorities are underrepresented: Stop being a diversity cheerleader, and become a champion.
The Wall Street Journal
From struggling with a business plan to hiring the wrong talent, there are a lot of opportunities for small-business owners to make mistakes, especially when starting out. This panel of entrepreneurs and experts talks about the biggest small-business mistakes they had seen, and what might be learned from them.
When it comes to changes in the business-intelligence (BI) technology market, old giants of the enterprise software industry like SAP and Oracle aren’t leading the charge as you might expect. Instead, younger companies are the ones to watch when it comes to the most exciting business-intelligence software products that we’re seeing hit the market today.
Small Business Trends
It’s critical to protect your brands with trademarks. If you don’t, you could not only lose the opportunity to profit from their future value but also, you could get into a lot of very expensive trouble.
PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of in-bay automatic vehicle wash systems, is pleased to announce that its LaserWash® AutoXpress® and ProTouch® AutoGloss in-bay automatic vehicle wash systems have received approval by 12 auto dealer OEMs.