In today’s business environment, it pays to be green – literally. A host of new US federal and state legislative agreements have opened up a host of opportunities to industrial and commercial businesses, such as car wash businesses, to obtain significant tax breaks for using green practices such as renewable energy use, recycling, emissions control and others. Retrofitting your car wash facility to be more environmentally friendly may be easier and less costly than you think, and the many tax credits available for renewable energy are likely enough to tip the scale.
As car wash owners search for ways to increase revenue during economic downturns and “off” seasons, new social media sites like Groupon.com present new marketing opportunities. Groupon.com has recently caught our attention here at Tommy Car Wash Systems because of the pure simplicity – and effectiveness – of the site’s advertising model. We’ve dug deeper to see how effective Groupon.com advertising might be for local car wash businesses, and we were pleased with what we found.
New car wash site coming soon!
Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to deliver a speech for the International Carwash Association. The entire event was very enlightening, and a few of the points I made in my speech seemed to really hit home for the car wash industry. I will try to pull together the points I covered in a series of posts here over the next few months.