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Attention: Be aware of the Tesla Model S electric vehicle
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Car wash owners and operators will likely begin seeing greater numbers of the Tesla Model S coming through their car washes. Yet some owners of the relatively new all-electric vehicles might not be aware of a safety feature which might make their trip to a conveyor car wash a bit difficult.
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Water conservation vital to Texas economy
Longview News-Journal
State Rep. Bryan Hughes writes, "The record-breaking drought gripping most of Texas is no longer impacting only our lawns, flower beds and gardens. It's starting to have an impact on existing businesses, threatening to keep away corporations looking to relocate and soon will start drying up an economy that already is struggling to recover from recession."
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Mister Car Wash acquires 2 more locations
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Mister Car Wash have recently acquired two Simoniz locations from Wash Depot Holdings, Inc. "This deal is going to strengthen our position in Tucson and allow us to better serve a very strategic market for us" said Ron Peterson, Chairman of Mister Car Wash.
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Block party showcases new Connecticut car/dog wash
Meriden Record-Journal
Just a week after opening, Class Act Auto Wash invited the community for a day of fun, while showcasing its businesses, which goes beyond just washing a car to also include washing the family dog. After 35 years in the waste management business, David Carabetta thought it was time for a change in careers, and he could never ignore his passion for cars. "I think it's important to have a modern facility for all expensive commodities," said Carabetta.
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Build trust at work
American Express OPEN Forum
In business, trust is one of the most valuable and complex of all your assets: It solidifies your relationship with your customers, helps you increase sales and makes you a better leader.

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Car wash arm pierces car — owner sues
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
A car wash is facing litigation after a car wash arm fell into a customer's BMW M6, piercing the vehicle's hood.

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City suing car wash over noise levels
The Herald Banner
The City of Greenville is planning to take legal action to reduce the noise coming from a car wash.

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Social campaigns no longer optional for small businesses
BusinessNewsDaily
There's a big reason small business owners should work on their social media efforts. New research has found that nearly three-quarters of the followers of small- and medium-size businesses say they are more likely to purchase something from a company they follow on Twitter. That was not the only reason people had for following companies on social media, though. More than 60 percent of followers say they follow small businesses to show their support for the business and to interact with a small business.
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High-tech carwash drips with patriotism
The Pueblo Chieftain
With nearly 1,400 motorists already monthly members of The Patriot Express Carwash, co-owners Dan Carlson and Gus Rick think they're on the right track. Single washes are available but it's the membership program that's at the heart of their strategy for making the venture a success.
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Can immigration speed the economic recovery?
CBS News
Cities and towns across the U.S. struggling to recover from the Great Recession could benefit from a key force for economic renewal: Immigrants. Foreign-born residents, who now account for one in eight Americans, are boosting job growth, raising home prices and more broadly helping to revive thousands of economically distressed communities, according to a new report by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Partnership for a New American Economy.
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The menu: A redesign can up sales 30 percent
Auto Laundry News
What if you can increase your sales dollar per car by 30 percent in 30 days? You can, but how? The fastest and easiest way to increase revenue and profit is by increasing dollar-per-ticket sales to existing customers. The first step to improve sales fast is to redesign the wash menu and the detailing menu using the following as a guide.
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Get a business loan with bad credit
Fox Small Business
While the small business lending landscape has been steadily improving over the past year, challenges still remain, particularly for companies that have less than stellar credit histories. Many banks are not willing to provide capital to small business owners who have below average credit scores. Fortunately, there are lenders who are willing to take chances on a small business owner who may have run into some short-term financial problems and startup companies that have no credit history whatsoever.
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