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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

Visit http://youtu.be/q7ke2UbaxsU to view the full article online.

 
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.

Visit http://carwash.org/news-landing/2014/12/15/flagstop-donates-over-$1000-to-local-families-for-christmas to view the full article online.

 
 
   
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."

Visit http://www.ibj.com/articles/50897-startup-car-wash-chain-aims-for-high-end-splash to view the full article online.

 
 
   
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.

Visit http://beaconnews.chicagotribune.com/2014/12/11/delta-sonic-car-wash-holiday-light-show-benefit-loaves-fishes/ to view the full article online.

 
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.

Visit http://www.atlantamagazine.com/bestofatlanta/car-wash-cocktail-auto-spa-bistro/ to view the full article online.

 
JBS Industries
A.V.W. Equipment Co., Inc.
Zep Vehicle Care, Inc.
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.

Visit http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/workforce-management/employee-performance-management/managing-employee-terminations.aspx to view the full article online.

 
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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Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
Clean World Distribution
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.

Visit http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-07/how-small-businesses-can-earn-customer-loyalty to view the full article online.

 
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?

Visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233362 to view the full article online.

 
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