CAR WASH Magazine recently sat down with Glen Hiemstra, CEO and founder of Futurist.com to get his take on what the future might look like for the car wash industry.
Hiemstra calls himself a futurist and over his two-decade career as an expert on future trends he’s had a few big "told you so" moments. He warned audiences about global warming and climate change in 1987. He was among the first to discuss the age wave and the end of classic retirement. And in 2006 — one full year before the financial crisis — he was explaining to audiences why the debt bubble would burst.
What do BMW, Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Mercedes, Porsche and Volvo have in common? They're all offering car subscriptions that let drivers rent vehicles by the month for a flat fee that includes maintenance and insurance.
Investor demand for service-based, Internet-resistant retail has created a new class of net lease investments: car washes. The single-tenant net-leased car wash industry has emerged as a viable and sustainable alternative to common net-leased retail properties for private investors.
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At Cruisers Car Wash in Northridge, Calif., the choice isn’t as simple as wash, wax or radiator fluid flush. Walk past blue pylons into the gift shop to pay, and there’s the usual mix of greeting cards, massage chairs, and air fresheners. But there’s also a hidden eatery called Lilian’s Bread & Sweets, a bakery and café that’s served some of the Valley’s best Filipino food since 2015.
The first-ever Sparkle Car Wash opened near Stroudsburg, Penn., back in 1982 as a full-service car wash. Since then, the business has evolved into what it says is the most technologically advanced car wash in the world.
There is no single leadership trait that guarantees success in any profession, but there is one that many of the best leaders share: a fierce commitment to objectivity. And yet, it’s often not easy for leaders to remain objective.
A national survey conducted by Staples revealed that the majority of small business owners feel optimistic about their futures. They also voiced some common challenges, such as finding the right marketing strategy and learning how to properly file complex taxes.
Cleaning Systems, Inc. (CSI) of De Pere, Wisconsin is pleased to announce it has been certified to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2015 standard for Quality Management Systems. CSI had previously been certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.