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Drought should lead more to car washes
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
As much of Texas is still in drought status from last summer, with some areas listed as Exceptional Drought, a local writer put together a list of water-saving tips, according to Town Square Buzz. The April 2 post entitled "Don't Pout the Drought" is made up of five ideas that include tips for home water usage, home cleaning, rain collection and some landscaping. Tip number two recommended the use of a professional car wash.
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How much insurance does your small business need?
The Huffington Post
What initiates the need for business insurance? If you are in business, you need insurance. The question is — what kind of policy is appropriate? And this is true even if you are a home-based business. Too many small business owners overlook key insurance needs. The following explores just how much insurance your small business needs, and what kind.
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Survey ranks Houston among the best for small businesses
Houston Chronicle
It might not be news to Houstonians, but a new survey ranked Houston and two other Texas cities among the friendliest cities for small businesses. Houston, San Antonio and Austin were all ranked in the Small Business Friendliness Survey, and Texas, not surprisingly, was listed among the top five states for friendliest business climate.
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Investing in customer loyalty
1to1 Media
Customer loyalty is precious and highly sought by organizations. Business leaders know that loyal customers are not only going to come back to do business with that brand, but will also likely recommend that firm to their friends, family and social media connections.

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Upgrade smartly
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
How much thought have you given to replacing your old car wash? As the economy improves, and consumer confidence continues to grow, smart operators will want to get ahead of the crowd in their three- to five-mile local market. Many consumers, we know, are always attracted to the "latest and greatest" in any retail business, and car washes are no different.

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Car wash of the future — build on assets and overcome challenges
Auto Laundry News
It is a known fact that new car washes are a propelling force for industry growth. Today, however, the climate is less conducive to sourcing and executing successful bank loans by family-owned businesses seeking growth and has hindered the execution of new projects.

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Using a business credit card can help manage spending
Smart Business
Business credit cards can be highly useful, efficient and versatile tools for many small-business owners, as long as they are used in a prudent way. What are the benefits of using business credit cards? How should you select one? What best practices should be employed?
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Nacogdoches car wash admits to damaging car
KTRE-TV
An unusual accident at a car wash in Nacogdoches has made two women terrified to ever go back. Summer Rather said her sister, their friend, and her were trapped in her car when a basic carwash at Zippy's Carwash in Nacogdoches turned dangerous.
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How to make doing your taxes last-minute easier
Entrepreneur
It's often said that the two certainties of life are death and taxes, and at this time of year, the stress of one feels like it's going to cause the other. But in this last week before taxes are due, if you're completing them on your own and starting to feel overwhelmed, the following are three ways to help you feel in control.
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Hyundai-Kia recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles
CBS News
Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake light switches. The switch recall covers almost 1.7 million vehicles — most of the automakers' model lineups from the 2007 through 2011 model years.
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New form I-9 released
Auto Laundry News
The government revised the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on March 8. All employers must complete a Form I-9 for all newly hired employees to verify their identity and authorization to work in the United States.
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Immigration reform: The coming fight over the low-skilled worker visa
TIME
At the heart of a soon-to-be-released bipartisan compromise on immigration reform is a controversial proposal that would create several new government bureaus and offices to oversee a new generation of legal, low-skilled immigrants. The proposal tries to address the ultimate cause of illegal immigration: not merely porous borders or unscrupulous employers, but the immutable fact that jobs here pay better here than ones back there. When Washington has tried to end illegal immigration in the past, Congress has ignored that simple labor market reality. This time, surprisingly, instead of trying to stop the illegal flow of low-skilled foreign workers to unfilled American jobs by increasing penalties and enforcement, the bipartisan bloc of Senators proposes to legalize it, in part.
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