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April 27, 2021 77 min

Eli Carey is retired military. Eli, however, didn't just retire from the military, he retired to a booming laundry business! His story is fascinating and the path that led him to his three-pronged laundry business demonstrates a feasible path into a prosperous business that many laundromat newcomers can take.

With a combination of grit, smarts, preparation, and the right partners, Eli shares his story from a blossoming vending business to the unique way he acquired his laundromat, to scaling into an impressive laundry service business. 

Eli's story will leave you energized, inspired, and motivated to push to the next level. He shares his experience, wisdom, and lessons learned along the way to help you build your own successful laundry business.

In today's show, Eli and Jordan discuss:

  • Eli's military background
  • How to start a vending machine route
  • How he acquired his laundromat by assuming the seller's debt
  • Lessons learned from taking over another business owner's debt
  • Eli's $15,000 laundromat nightmare
  • All about the dry cleaner business
  • Pandemic-resistant commercial laundry clients
  • The importance of pivoting your business
  • Partnering with the right people
  • Taking action as a new laundromat owner
  • Resources Eli recommends to help you grow yourself and your business
  • And a whole lot more! If you're trying to get into the laundromat business with little money, or if you're trying to scale your laundry business, this is the show for you!

    Show Notes

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  • Ross Dodds Podcast Interview
  • Dave "Laundromat Millionaire" Menz Business Insider Article
  • Resources

  • Extreme Ownership- Jocko Willink
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  • Be a guest on the podcast!
  • Sell your laundromat
  • Laundromat Resource Coaching
  • Connect with Eli

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