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The North Texas Car Wash Tour: LAST CHANCE!
Register TODAY for the next SCWA Car Wash Tour & Regional Meeting on Oct. 29, at the Marriott Quorum Hotel in Dallas!

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.

You may view list of car washes you'll visit during the tour, here, and for a list of tour sponsors, click here.

For more information on the North Texas Car Wash Tour, go here.

Don't forget to register for the tour!

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Car wash and lube center adds U-Haul rentals
Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Go Clean Express Carwash & Lube have added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to their offered services. "Allowing small business owners to add U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to their existing product offering, with no start-up costs, helps provide these businesses with instant profits," said Kenneth Birch, president of U-Haul Company of Fort Worth.
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Splish Splash Car Wash hosts fundraiser day for Marillac Clinic
KKCO-TV
VideoBrief A Colorado car wash is teaming up with Marillac Clinic to help people in need of affordable health care. Splish Splash donated 20 percent of recent proceeds to the Marillac Clinic and hundreds of cars showed up to get clean and support the cause.
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Finding the holy grail of marketing: True loyalty
MediaPost
The problem with most loyalty programs is that they don't build loyalty in the true sense of the word. Instead, they encourage buying one more products as opposed to asking people for support, advocacy and the Holy Grail of loyalty — trust.
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Cost of clean: Improving wash quality without increasing chemical costs
Auto Laundry News
Rising gas prices, adverse weather, a sluggish economy — they all mean the same thing for car wash owners: lower volumes, less profit and hard times. Compound these wash problems by factoring in high unemployment rates, an uncertain economic future, and increases in other daily living expenses like utilities and groceries and you’re facing some pretty steep hurdles to be successful in the car wash industry today.
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5 reasons you need a blog
NicheOnline
Of the billions of active Internet users today, few would have failed to observe the surge in the popularity of blogs. Where they previously served as platforms for personal journals and discussions on themed subjects, blogs have in recent years proved particularly useful for growing businesses.

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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.

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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.

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Water funding proposition makes unusual allies
The Texas Tribune
Proposition 6, a water financing measure that voters will decide on in November, is bringing together groups that are typically at odds politically. Conservative Republicans, including members of the Tea Party, and liberal environmentalists have formed a coalition urging Texans to vote against the measure, which would amend the Texas Constitution to allow the use of $2 billion from the state's Rainy Day Fund for water projects. Meanwhile, other environmental advocacy groups have joined with state Republican leaders to promote Proposition 6 as an important part of solving the state's drought problem. As the November election draws closer, both sides are increasing their efforts.
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Avoid these '6 deadly sins'
Norfolk Daily News
Regardless of what business you're in, you're in the marketing business first. Unfortunately, most small business owners never received the memo that explained that, in addition to actually running their businesses, they have to be "master marketers," too. Most people start a business because they love, love, love their craft. But loving their craft doesn't always equate to loving marketing and sales.
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Autobell enhances water-saving efforts
The Charlotte Observer
An Autobell Car Wash in Concord is the first of several area locations that will use an above-ground water system that treats and recycles 100 percent of wash water to near-tap-water quality. Chuck Howard, the owner and CEO of Charlotte-based Autobell, called it a significant transformation that furthers the company's commitment to water conservation.
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5 reasons every employer should have job descriptions
By D. Albert Brannen
No state or federal law requires job descriptions. However, job descriptions can be helpful tools for employers for both practical and legal reasons. If you do not have accurate and up-to-date job descriptions in place for all of your employees, you should get them as soon as practical. The following article will outline five of the many ways in which job descriptions can benefit employers.
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Explaining Obamacare to small employers already providing health insurance
Bloomberg Businessweek
Q: My small company (under 50 full-timers) already provides health insurance for our employees. Now that the annual open enrollment period is coming up, is there anything special we need to do for Obamacare or to help our employees with the transition?
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