There is Money in Dirty Laundry

March 28, 2011

by Ruben Anlacan, Jr. (President, BusinessCoach, Inc.) from the Manila Bulletin

Do you want a simple business that has a growing demand and high profit potential? A laundry shop may be your dream business. Reliable “labanderas” are getting harder to find and busy people often have no more time to do their own laundry.

Below is short list of the steps you need to take to launch your venture:

1. Consider your financial resources. You will need a minimum of around Php 200,000 to fund your own laundry. You may opt to get a franchise to lessen the risk but this will mean less control over your business and additional overhead in the form of royalties and other expenses. Still a franchise is a good option because of marketing and operational advantages among others.

2. Determine your target market and find the ideal location. We suggest those near condos and dorms where there is a large demand for laundry services.

3. Check if the water supply is adequate and fit to use. There are places where the water is insufficient or has too many minerals for laundry use.

4. Register your business name once you already have a location. If it is a sole proprietor, go to DTI and if it is a corporation or partnership, you must register with the SEC. Then get a barangay clearance before proceeding to city hall and finally to the BIR.

5. Acquire and install equipments. For a start up it is recommended that get brand new equipments. Second hand machines may break down often and cause more expenses, especially if you factor in lost sales.

6. Hire and train new employees. Check their back ground carefully and have them submit a current NBI clearance. Make sure they are well trained not only on how to operate the machines and clean laundry but also on basic customer service.

7. A return on investment of one year or even less is very possible if you have a good location and you know how to run your laundry well.

Where do you learn to run a laundry profitably? BusinessCoach Inc., a leading business seminar provider, offers a highly practical seminar on how to start and operate a laundry. Learn the trade secrets from the experience of an actual laundry owner before risking your hard earned capital.

Click here to view details of the training program: How to Start a Laundry Shop Business >>

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How to Start a Laundry Shop Business

February 9, 2010



Starting a Laundry Shop Business in the Philippines

Focus: laundry shop business, laundry shops, laundry shop feasibility study, laundry seminar, seminar for laundry business, how to start a laundry business, laundry business seminar, laundry equipments

TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

VENUE: Unit 201 Richbelt Tower, 17 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan City, Metro Manila

SCHEDULE: Please call (02) 8727.88.60 / (02) 8727.56.28 / (02) 8701.70.01 / (02) 8701.70.02 or call/text mobile numbers 0926.622.0768 or 0933.584.7266. You may also click here to view schedule of the Business Training Program



I. Introduction to Laundry Business

II. Four Factors in the Laundry Cleaning Process

III. Care Labels Guide

IV. Types of Laundry Business

V. Laundry Shop Layout

VI. Overview of the Laundry Process

VII. Financial Aspect

  • Capitalization (Machines, Location, Staff Requirements, Supplies, etc.)
  • Laundry Shop Feasibility Study
  • Break Even
  • Return of Investment

VIII.     Detailed Discussion of the Laundry Work Flow

  • Receiving
  • Sorting
  • Tagging
  • Spotting
  • Soaking
  • Washing
  • Drying/Segregating
  • Folding and Packing
  • Claiming

IX.       Dry Cleaning and Wet Cleaning

X.        Laundry Chemicals/ Other Laundry Supplies

*With actual demonstration – Folding and Packing of Personal Items and Household Items, Wet Cleaning and Dry Cleaning of Barong and Coat  

SEMINAR FEE: Php 3,500.00 per person (inclusive of snacks, lunch, drinks, seminar kit, handouts, certificate)

DISCOUNT: Php 500.00 Discount if FULL AMOUNT is paid at least five (5) days before the event.


  • Deposit payment at Banco de Oro. Savings Account Name: BusinessCoach, Inc. Then kindly fax deposit slip (indicate name of participant and seminar title) to confirm reservation.
  • On-site payment (CASH only)
  • Company checks are accepted, provided that they are received at least five (5) banking days before the event.

RESERVATION:  Please call telephone (02) 8727.88.60, (02) 8727.56.28, (02) 8701.70.01, (02) 8701.70.02, 0926.622.0768 or 0933.584.7266. For other inquiries, kindly leave a message at the comment box below.

CANCELLATION BY ATTENDEE: Registrant may refund amount paid, with less 30% processing charge from the LISTED AMOUNT within 30 days, or opt to use the payment for a seminar of equal value within 60 days. Cancellation must be done at least 2 days before the event. Non-appearance or failure to inform us of cancellation will result to forfeiture of full amount paid.

CANCELLATION BY BUSINESS COACH: Registrant may refund full amount paid within 30 days, or may opt to use the payment for a seminar of equal value within sixty days of cancellation.

REFUND POLICY: Payment may be refunded upon presentation of the original copy of bank deposit slip and a valid ID. Cash refund is strictly implemented, and may be availed only at the Business Coach office in San Juan City, Metro Manila. Business Coach does not deposit refunds.

SCHEDULE: Schedule may change without prior notice. Please call to confirm. Business Coach, Inc. is not liable for any expense incurred by seminar registrant resulting from cancellation of any of our events.