CLA Laundry TV

Videos about the laundry industry for laundry professionals.

Movies All About the Laundry Business

If you are looking for information about how to successfully start, operate, or grow a laundry business, you’ve come to the right place. 

The CLA creates and curates video content for the benefit of the self-service laundry industry to help to educate, inform, and even entertain laundry professionals and budding entrepreneurs.

Bookmark this page and visit us frequently for updates to our growing library. Topics include best practices in owning and operating a laundromat, how to best plan to start a business or buy another location, how to cope within the coronavirus pandemic as a laundry owner, and more. Also, be sure to subscribe to PlanetLaundry magazine, the official publication of the Coin Laundry Association, for more information.

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In addition to free video resources, the Coin Laundry Association also develops premium video content for laundry professionals and potential investors.

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For Laundry Owners

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Starting and Growing a Pick-up & Delivery Business

This virtual program provides the fundamentals for getting a pickup and delivery business off the ground. Hear from experts on how they got started, the nuts and bolts of their operation, their customer base and how they grew the business. This is a 75-minute replay of a webinar hosted by the CLA.

Member Price: $15
Non-member price: $35

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Wash-Dry-Fold 101

This webinar will provide you the basics to get started on the right track. You will hear from three store owners experienced in WDF, who will share details of their operations so that you can learn the different ways to add this service to your laundromat.

Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

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Laundromat Lifecycles

All businesses have a lifecycle from the "Seed" phase to the ultimate decline of the enterprise. This video hosted by CLA's President/CEO Brian Wallace, explores key decision-making points in an effort to plan for maximum laundromat value now and in the future.

Member Price: $10
Non-member price: $25

Commercial Laundry

From Self-Service to Commercial Accounts

This program will feature one panelist who has a stand-alone commercial production facility, one panelist who handles commercial accounts out of his existing laundromat and a third panelist who does a hybrid of both.

Member Price: $20
Non-member Price: $35

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Economics of a Laundromat Re-Tool Project

Whether you are a current store owner or looking to purchase an existing laundromat, you will consider a retool of your store at some point. This program will look at the economics of retooling your laundromat, focusing on the costs, financing options and the ROI.

Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

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Guidance in an Uncertain Economy with ITR Economics

This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy – you and your business. This presentation was given by Taylor St. Germain, an economic analyst at ITR Economics™. This is a replay of a 90-minute webinar presented April 23, 2020 by the CLA.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $50

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Adding Ozone Wash to your Laundry

Using ozone for washing isn’t a new concept. Commercial laundries have been taking advantage of ozone’s cleaning properties for years. This panel discussion features three owners and their experience with adding ozone to their laundromats. Learn more about this growing trend in the self-service laundry business.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $45

Energy Video

Managing Electricity and Natural Gas Costs

Chris Ward, President and founder of 4WARD Energy Solutions, presents a brief overview of the overall energy picture in the United States as it pertains to you the laundromat/business owner in "Managing Electricity and Natural Gas Costs for your Laundromat or Business."

Member Price: $20
Non-member Price: $35

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Next Level Laundromat Experience

In this video, discover what's important to the laundromat customer and how you can make doing the wash a bearable or even an ENJOYABLE experience. Differentiate yourself from the rest of the competition and watch your market share and your profits grow!

Member Price: $10
Non-member price: $25

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Water Heater Basics for Laundromat Owners

In this program, you will learn from Jeff Deal of Hamilton Engineering how much water you need, what size water heater is right for your laundromat, the different types of water heaters and how you can get the longest life from your water heating system.

Member price: $25
Non-member price: $35

For Potential Investors

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Turning Demographic Data into Dollars

Laundromats are driven by the density and characteristics of the immediate, local population. CLA's President/CEO Brian Wallace will help viewers understand and interpret key demographic characteristics and how to use this information when looking at potential locations for a new store.

Member Price: $15
Non-member price: $29

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Anatomy of a Laundromat Lease

Watch this program to learn what makes a laundromat lease different from other retail stores and the key elements that should be included in your lease for the long-term success of your business. Presented by Karl Hinrichs, Owner, HK Laundry Equipment.

Member Price: $15
Non-member Price: $29

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Why Choose the Laundry Business?

Are you an entrepreneur looking for a new business venture? Do you want the opportunity to give back to a community while earning a return on your investment? Then, the self-service laundry industry may be for you.
Join CLA for this program for potential investors who are considering opening a laundromat.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $49

A Day in the Life of a Laundromat

A Day in the Life of a Laundromat

What does it take to operate your own self-service laundry? 
Learn from three store owners the nuts and bolts of running a successful store. They will share what a typical day looks like and the improvements they have made over time. A must-have for first-time owners!

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $49

Choosing the Right Site for Your Laundromat

Choosing the Right Site for Your Laundromat

During this program, panelists will discuss the importance of demographics in the self-service laundry business; the need for a professional demographic analysis of potential sites; key demographic characteristics and why they are important; and how to review results of a demographic survey.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $49

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Due Diligence Panel Discussion

On Day 3 of The Clean Show 2019, PlanetLaundry Editor Bob Nieman hosted a panel discussion "Due Diligence: Preparing to Buy (or Sell) Your Next Laundromat" with Carol Dang of Elite Business Investments Corp., Bob Eisenberg of BFE Consulting Group, LLC, Daryl Johnson of Giant Wash Coin Laundry, and Bill Kelson of Statewide Laundry Equipment.

Member Price: $10
Non-member Price: $20

Financing Your First Laundromat

Financing Your First Laundromat

During this program, we will present information on the typical costs of starting your first laundromat; a basic self-service laundry loan; sources of financing; and the basics of developing a persuasive business plan. The panelists will share what they learned along the way and advice on how to get started.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $49

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Pros and Cons of Building a New Laundromat

There are two ways to get into the self-service laundry industry: construct a brand-new store or search for existing laundries for sale in your area. This program will focus on the pros and cons of constructing a new laundry from the ground up and the steps involved from beginning to store opening.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $49

Valuation of a Laundromat

Valuation of a Laundromat

Placing a market value on self-service laundries is not an exact science and many factors need to be considered when determining how much a given laundry is worth. During this program, panelists will discuss the basics of store valuation, including the factors that value and de-value a laundry.

Member Price: $25
Non-member Price: $49

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Pros and Cons of Buying and Retooling a Laundromat

There are two ways to jump into the self-service laundry industry: constructing a brand-new store or searching for existing laundries that are for sale in your area. This program will focus on the pros and cons of buying an existing laundry &  what every prospective owner should know.

Member Price: $25
Non-member price: $49

Master Class Video Series from Michael Angelo Caruso

Learn tools and techniques to grow your business with less stress and more energy

We’ve assembled a trio of online master classes featuring Michael Angelo Caruso. You may recall that Michael was to keynote the Excellence in Laundry Conference in San Diego which unfortunately was cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Each session is only $50 for CLA members ($60 for non-members), or you can get all three sessions for one low price of $99 ($129 for non-members). 

All of these master classes include:

  • Amazing content
  • Educational and entertaining delivery
  • A free special report with a deeper dive on that topic

Michael speaks on these three topics all over the world, and we are sure that you will love his educational and entertaining style. Click the link below to learn more about these sessions and purchase these Master Class videos.

Purchase All 3 Sessions and Save

You can access all three master classes for one low price. $99 for CLA members or $129 for non-members.