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Join other car wash owners and managers in a few round table discussions on topics such as water conservation, marketing ideas and health care issues.
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Family-operated business helps save water
Community Impact Newspaper
David Swenson, Arbor Car Wash & Lube Center owner, likes a win-win situation. By using solar panels and recycled wash water at his five locations, he's not only making smart financial decisions, but he is also operating an environmentally responsible business. Swenson's education gives him a healthy respect for the environment and the knowledge of how to run a successful business without negatively impacting the world around him.
Rising Tide Car Wash: Employing people with autism
Autism Daily Newscast
Rising Tide Car Wash in Parkland, Fla., has started a new wave of support for employing individuals with autism. The D'Eri family opened up the car wash in June 2012 based on a business motto that combines dedicated training and high standards in their public commitment to employ people with autism. Inspired by the fears and hopes for the youngest in the family, Andrew D'Eri, the founders of Rising Tide Car Wash are proving that a business can hire workers with autism and deliver superior service.
Texans support water measure by wide margin
The Texas Tribune
Texans support $2 billion in water infrastructure financing by a better than 2-to-1 margin, but nearly a quarter haven't decided how they will vote on the issue this November, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. The respondents favored the measure, known as Proposition 6, 52 percent to 19 percent. Political leaders including Gov. Rick Perry have been urging voters across the state to pass the proposition, saying the state's future depends on it.
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Texas drops 2 spots in national business tax ranking
The Texas Tribune
Texas has the 11th-best business tax climate in the country, according to the latest version of a widely cited national report. It's the first time Texas didn't make it into the top 10 of the Tax Foundation's annual State Business Tax Climate Index. Texas had ranked ninth among all 50 states in the last two years.
From chemistry to local car wash
Press of Atlantic City
Pragnesh Patel studied chemistry at Gujurat University in India before becoming an entrepreneur in the United States. Patel, of Middle Township, N.J., owns Billy Bob's Car Wash on Route 9 in Cape May Court House. The custom-built car wash has 13 employees, but much of the washing is automated by computers that take up an entire closet of circuit boards. The business has a complex system of recirculating water pumps, vacuums, biodegradable cleaning products and sensor-controlled machinery.
How health care reform changes impact the small business owner
Small Business Trends
As an employer, you may find yourself thinking that you have yet to address health care reform requirements for your business. According to the 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report, which sheds light on the attitudes, fears and expectations of workers when it comes to health care reform, employees have concerns about their benefit options and how health care reform may affect those benefits. If you can quell their fears by establishing their benefits options sooner rather than later, you will find your workforce far more at ease about upcoming changes.
Growing your car wash business
Convenience Store Decisions
Getting the most out of a car wash operation is no different than getting the most out of any profit center a convenience store offers to the public. It hinges on two tasks: attracting new customers and giving existing customers reasons to increase visits. When it comes to car washes, retailers must be pushing a dual strategy to go after these disparate customer groups.
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