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Articles by Robert Roman

Panic at the pump

The soaring price for crude oil and gasoline is certainly getting a rise out people. According to an ABC Action News report, almost two-thirds of drivers think higher gas
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New carwash coming soon

With the influx of new investors that continue to come into the carwash industry, the danger of overcrowding may become more likely in the future. For example, an operator
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Tough markets

The cover story on tough markets featured in the August issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing® described some of the issues most troubling to carwash operators located in metropolitan
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What's the score?

After writing a column extolling the attributes and benefits of belonging to the International Carwash Association (Association), I received quite a few comments from independent carwash operators explaining why
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The dangers of discount carwashing

Discount carwashing is a threat when competitors voluntarily cut prices by a substantial amount (i.e. Detroit’s $2 carwash market) or when a new competitor introduces a much lower price
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$3 Carwash Anyone?

When I mention $3 in the same breath as carwash, as in express exterior, the reactions often range from keenly interested to frowns and shrugged shoulders. Some folks believe
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The immigration issue

Professional Car Care Online™ recently conducted an unscientific poll that posed the question: “Do you think the carwashing industry can survive without an immigrant labor force?” Perhaps a more
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Got soap?

In the near future, carwash operators may face higher chemical prices along with the prospect of having no choice but to buy soap that is made from materials produced
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Back to the future

According to the International Carwash Association’s (ICA) Study of Consumer Carwashing Attitudes and Habits, home carwashing has declined from 47.6 percent in 1996, to 44.5 percent in 1999, and
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A future for franchising?

Any small business owner who has experienced a total economic collapse of a new business knows all too well the emotional and financial consequences of failure. After failing in
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