Starting a new business is a huge undertaking. It requires more than entrepreneurial spirit and the burning desire for success, though these are a fantastic start. Establishing your own laundromat will take careful planning but by understanding the start-up and maintenance needs, you will be able to fulfill your dream of owning your own profitable business.
Benefits of Owning a Laundromat
Each business comes with its own set of advantages. Laundromats are no exception. If you are unsure if a laundromat business is right for you, consider the potential benefits and determine if they would fit your desired lifestyle.
A laundromat does not require a large workforce. To run smoothly, the business only need staff capable of performing basic opening and closing responsibilities, keeping the facility clean, and assisting customers. If you choose to have a drop-off option, these employees will also need to be able to wash, dry and fold laundry.
This type of business basically runs itself. When you are not filling drop-off orders, the facility is simply there for customer use, and unless there is a problem, you won’t really need to do anything.
Owning a laundromat does not require maintaining an inventory or depending on sales. You are offering a necessary service that is recession proof. People will always have clothes that need to be washed.
Beyond offering the basic coin-laundry services, laundromats are highly customizable. You can add details such as a snack bar or small sundry and grocery store, space permitting, that will entertain customers while their clothes are washing and drying, offer another line of revenue, and set you apart from your competition.
Knowing how much capital you need to invest initially is the first step in preparing to start your business.
Finding a building to house your laundromat is your first expense. You will need to consider either purchase price and expenses or a deposit and first-month’s rent to a landlord. This amount will vary widely depending on the area that you are starting in and the type of building you choose.
Unless you are purchasing an already-established laundromat, you will incur construction costs associated with turning a building into a laundromat. These include updating the electrical system, plumbing, and carpentry to build platforms and waiting areas. You should expect to pay between 100 and 200 thousand dollars for these costs.
Obviously, machinery will be an important start-up expense. For the average-sized laundromat, you will need a mix of approximately 75 washers and dryers. Depending on the specifications of the machines, including size, functionality and set-up, this machinery will require an investment of between 200 and 250 thousand dollars.
During start-up you will also encounter smaller costs that include licensure, legal fees and smaller equipment such as cleaning agents, chairs, decorative elements and any entertainment you intend to provide.
A viable laundromat business can produce several lines of revenue. This presents an opportunity for large earning potential, limited only by your creativity and devotion to marketing and follow-through.…
Standardizing the identification of diseases and conditions allows for better comparison of health statistics among countries and better coordination of public health efforts. The initiative itself can seem pointless at first. Why more labels? Isn’t sickness just sickness? The answer is yes. Sickness is just that; however, grouping and labeling them gives the world a concise system to work with in terms of healing. Because so many have accepted their calling of taking on a responsibility of promoting health, a comprehensive set of codes outlining every disease has been maintained since 1893.
In the United States, the current codes known as ICD-10 are primarily used by medical coders to translate words used by physicians. The practitioner’s words are essentially assigned an alphanumeric code to describe a patient’s condition to justify transmitting insurance claims. The new set differs greatly from the 9th version. So far, the 10th revision seems to be intimidating to doctors and medical coders since it contains more than five times as many categories. The general attitude towards the mandated adoption is overall negative because it requires re-education and incurs costs.
Regardless of opinion towards the conversion, healthcare professionals should familiarize themselves with the codes now so that they will use them securely by the compliance deadline date, October 1, 2014. For those that are not medical coders or health specialists, the need to learn is not quite as high. Still, because the new categories reflect modern science, it is not a bad idea to become familiar with the system. The information is medical, but not beyond a non-medical employee’s learning.
Health is for everyone and patients need to know just as much about disease as specialists. Brushing up on basic knowledge of anatomy and the skeletal system is a good task to start with. So many books and online sources have been published making it a convenient mission to do. The American Medical Association and Medical Arts Press are reliable online sources.
If already familiar with the 9th revision and looking for a quick conversion tool, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services website have attempted an equivalence mapping. The problem with this is that the categories have added, subtracted, transferred, deleted, and pretty much done everything algebraically possible to the 9th version. A simple update conversion tool is not a reliable tool. They do not correlate one-to-one in most cases since the new system is far more specific. In many instances, old diagnoses translate to a completely different one. Preparing for ICD-10 can be a fun way to catch up on anatomy and learn about diseases and causes of death.…
The unravelling of the Zionist project
By Stanley Collymore
There’s an old English saying that what goes around ultimately comes around; and this is no truer than in the case of the Zionist Palestinian project. Instigated under a number of blatantly dishonest and financially corrupt guises the two most iniquitous of these being that Palestine was a land without people and as such quite ideal for a much persecuted people without land, namely the white Caucasian Europeans who invaded and now overwhelmingly occupy it, to it being the ancestral home of Jews going well back into antiquity, the project even before its officially recognized inception with the Balfour Declaration was conceived and intentionally based on the sadistic concepts of genocide, brutal ethnic cleansing, racial eradication and the holocaust of the indigenous Palestinian people; afterwards morphing predominantly with the active help of the very people who were instrumental in the European holocaust into a classic colonialist and imperialistic entity that effectively saw the illegitimate Zionist and apartheid state of Israel become a wild west version of a shotgun outrider for western and in particular United States economic and hegmonistic interests and control in the Middle East.
Of course we’re all used to the ludicrous idea so ingrained in the psyche of many Caucasians and their rulers that nothing ever really existed until discovered by the white man. Therefore Australia was terra nullius never mind that the Aborigines had lived there continuously for in excess of 60,000 years; the unilaterally renamed Victoria Falls simply didn’t exist at all until Livingstone taken as a guest at the request of the local chief to see them clapped his eyes on them and promptly had them named after his queen in England; and of course the again white renamed Americas only came into existence when some of their major outlying islands like Hispaniola, better known nowadays as Haiti and the Dominican Republic, were discovered but more aptly run into by Christopher Columbus.
That the entire region, or as it was arrogantly and stupidly seen entirely from the white man’s perspective as the New World, was already well populated with the indigenous people there already having their own established systems of government and even empires counted for absolutely nothing; the supercilious attitude being that these weren’t Caucasian and therefore didn’t matter in the least. So it’s not at all surprising that today’s white descended Caucasians have the same mindset as their erstwhile ancestors and regrettably for them with apartheid in South Africa having officially collapsed the overriding and even obsessive emphasis on their part is one which is all the more committed to ensuring that their Zionist project in Palestine prevails. The problem for them though is that it’s now falling apart.
That they were never going to be able to sustain it indefinitely in the first place and moreover do so in a world that is increasingly and even quite rapidly becoming smaller everyday as a direct consequence of modern communications systems, easy global travel, …