Daryl Zeiner has been through the ringer. From bleeding money before his laundromat even opened to having literally ZERO customers on his second day being open, you’ll feel anxious for him as he tells his story. And yet, just a few months from opening his first laundromat he’s looking for his second!
Why?? What happened between buying his first laundromat and the turmoil of losing money with no customers in sight, and today, just a few months after opening??
Daryl gives a very transparent account of his incredible journey toward laundromat ownership with a TON of valuable lessons for all of us weaved throughout his story.
In today’s episode, Daryl and I talk about:
- Why he chose laundromats
- How he bought his first laundromat
- Remote laundromat ownership
- Buying a fixer-upper laundromat remotely
- Covid’s impact on his laundromat opening
- What it was like to finally open the doors of his laundromat business
- The initial community response to opening (hint: there wasn’t much of one at first)
- How he and his partners handled adversity
- Working with partners
- His future plans
- Customer service tips and ideas
- Due diligence
- Knowing how to get a good lease
- Resources to help you succeed in your business
And so much more!
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Links from the show
- Check The Care Label Video
- Laundromat Resource Forums
- Laundromat Resource Blog
- Be a guest on the podcast!
- Buy a laundromat
- Sell your laundromat
Connect with Daryl
Email: [email protected]
Social media: @palmbeachlakeslaundry
Daryl on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/daryl-zeiner-061177b/
My name is Daryl and I live 50 miles outside of Philadelphia PA. I started my journey working the trades, and quickly realized I didn’t want to be doing that at the age of 60, which led me into a career in sales, and ultimately sales management. Along the way I dabbled in stocks, real estate, flipping houses and had a few rentals. I’ve had a residential painting business, landscape business, paper routes as a kid, whatever I could to earn a dollar. I have always been a student of success and personal development and firmly believe that when preparedness and opportunity meet, there, is success. I’ve suffered many setbacks along the way but never lost that spark to be a business owner. In every adversity lies the seeds to an equal or greater benefit.I try to be a sponge and absorb as much knowledge as I can. Every person is your superior in some way, it’s up to us to figure out where, or how, and learn from them. I have two partners in our laundromat, my brother in law, who suggested the idea on a family vacation, and his brother in law. We each bring a unique skill set to the partnership. I’ve had partnerships in the past and know how difficult they can be, but we maintain open, honest communication. This is our 1st laundromat, coin and offer W/D/F. We will most likely be adding Dexter pay in the very near future. I negotiated a 1 year free lease and we needed 15, lol. We plan on opening 9 more by 2030. We’re excited to give back to the community. I have an amazing wife and am incredibly blessed with an awesome step-daughter. I’m honored to be a part of your podcast and if one word I speak helps someone else, it’s worth it.