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Judge rules tip-pooling case must go before jury

LAWRENCE, N.Y. — The Fair Labor Standards Act requires businesses to provide advance notice to employees if they claim a tip credit, and one carwash worker said this didn’t happen.


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How to start a carwash: Avoid these common mistakes

Of the 50 percent of small businesses that fail in the first five years, 30 percent survive only two years.


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Update: Danny’s owner guilty plea accepted by judge

PHOENIX — Daniel Hendon will be sentenced Nov. 21 for the illegal hiring practices at his company.


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Focus on employee training earns carwash chain “Top Workplaces” ranking

GREENWICH, Conn. — The Carwash boasts high employee retention rates and strives to treat workers like its customers.


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Thinking about capital improvements? Consider a small business loan before the new year

Carwash owners can take advantage of historic low rates and beat out the competition before any changes occur to the marketplace in 2015.


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PDQ employees take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge carwash style

DE PERE, Wis. — Who needs a bucket when you have a 300-gallon tank of water and a carwash bay? Watch the video!


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Workers march for fair, legal wages

LOS ANGELES — The industry has one of the highest levels of wage theft and workplace violations in the state.


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ABRA sold to Hellman & Friedman

RICHMOND, Va. — The auto body repair chain has 48 franchise locations across 19 states.


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Balancing your chemical use

Create a detailed checklist to ensure clean vehicles without wasted product.

There is little doubt that waste is the one of the biggest enemies of a profitable business.


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Comparing commercial and retail detailers

Exploring the advantages and challenges that affect both sides of the detailing industry.
The main question is: Who gives a customer the better choice? Is it a commercial detailing operation or residential detailing, commonly known as mobile or private detailing?
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