Read the full article in CAR WASH Magazine about the continued availability of capital to car wash owners.
"The access to capital is exceptional, and I think that will continue,” said George Odden, principal of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Commercial Plus Capital Advisory Services LLC. “I think it’s important to note that interest rates have started to inch their way up, and that trend is likely to continue. Financing markets are wide-open right now, but there certainly are some signs that that could at least slow down in the future.”
Source: Manufacturing.net Toyota’s top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have nearly bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs. U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close to the bottom.
Source: The Atlantic Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, began testing cars in Chandler, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, in early 2017. Now it is launching to the public under the name Waymo One. In the coming weeks, a growing number of Chandler residents beyond the Early Rider Program will be ale to hail Waymos.
Source: PR Newswire Mister Car Wash has announced its acquisition of Prime Shine Car Wash, a chain of 19 express stores based in Modesto, Calif. Prime Shine customers can expect the business to continue to operate as normal following the purchase.
Source: The Herald-Dispatch Five Star Car Wash, a new, fully automated car wash has opened in South Point, Ohio. Owner Scott Hutchison says the new tunnel wash takes less than three minutes to wash a car and everyone that uses the wash gets to use our vacuums for free.
Source: Chief Executive No one wants to be the person who one day wakes up and realizes they are being frozen out at work. So how do you develop more awareness, more understanding of what is happening in the corporate culture around you, and how you can fit better into it? One word: empathy.
Source: SmartBrief In today's digital world, it is vital that merchants and small business owners wear many hats -- including that of marketer. And with the growing importance of mobile technology in consumers' lives, the ability to be a mobile marketer is particularly important.