Nothing says “great uniform company” better than “we can help you with rental programs, lease programs, and direct purchase.” There's no need to stop with just one service when it's possible to become a great company that provides them all! When you work with SmartBuy|TK we make sure that your direct sales program is best in class, and give you the foundation that's necessary to become a great uniform company, no matter your size, location, or previous experience.
Coffee and Books: A Match Made In Small Town Heaven
A historic downtown in Pennsylvania is experiencing a revitalization and a new business, Pressed Coffee & Books is one of the newest storefronts that is brewing up some business. A creative couple decided to quit their professional day jobs, trust their entrepreneurial spirit and build a new business together. Their concept combined some of their favorite things, specialty coffees, fresh crepes and classic books. Not only is this coffee shop located in what used to be famous author, John O'Hara's home, his books line the book shelves that customers are welcome to read while they enjoy their drinks. He is just one of the authors represented in their book mix.
Florida is a popular destination for golfers at all performance levels, and visitors often need to pick up some gear before they hit the links. If you are visiting Florida and find that you need some golf balls or some apparel head out to Golf Galaxy in Pembroke Pines. This amazing store has everything you need and a knowledgeable staff that will get you set up and out onto the course in no time.
Are you considering a move into the growing employee apparel industry? This market segment shows a lot of growth potential and offers a lot of opportunity to both seasoned and new entrepreneurs alike. There are two different models that you can adopt when you begin your uniform sales business, the do-it-yourself route or an outsourced solution. Let's take a closer look at both types to gain a better understanding of how they each fit into the overall market.
Located in the Silver Bluff area of Miami, at 3635 South Dixie Highway, West Marine has everything that you need to make your time on the water even more fun! West Marine began as the West Coast Ropes store in 1968. This first iteration of the popular marine supply store was a mail order store that primarily sold nautical nylon ropes. From there, the company evolved to become what we now know as West Marine in 1975 in Palo Alto, CA. From these humble beginnings, a watercraft superstore was born! In Southern Florida, you will find a West Marine store in almost every area as Miami residents love boating, fishing and all manner of activities associated with the nearby Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway!
When an entrepreneurial spirit embraces a community great things can happen. Wheel Restaurant is more than just a cool place to get a bite to eat. It is a friendly gathering place that has been embraced by young and old alike and has grown to have a sort of local celebrity status. It has been honored as the best local family restaurant with the friendliest service, awarded the Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Entrepreneur of the Year award and recognized by a national magazine as one the top 25 Diners in the United States. More importantly than that, locals and guests from near and far love everything about it!
Employee apparel offers another profit center to your laundry and linen services. Adding a turn-key employee apparel sales service can expand your business lines without adding inventory or purchasing headaches. As a laundry and linen service, you may find continued growth difficult after you reach a certain saturation point in your market area. There are also upward limits due to your equipment and team size, as there is only a certain amount of product that your staff can turn over while still providing the top-quality service that your customers rely on.
The NYLO Hotel is a boutique hotel in the Cedars neighborhood of downtown Dallas, Texas. The hotel is located a half mile from the Dallas Convention Center making it a very convenient hotel option for visitors. The hotel features a small restaurant in the lobby (Terrace Bistro) and a wildly popular rooftop bar, SODA Bar.
Full Circle Tavern is a fast casual dining restaurant located in downtown Dallas, TX. Located in the previously marginalized neighborhood, the Cedars, the area has experienced significant growth during the last seven years. The area was known for the abandoned Sears and Roebuck Catalog building. A developer purchased the property and the surrounding land. He converted the Sears building into a large loft concept with 685 apartments. The building attracted millennials, working professionals and artists. The property owner created an artist residency program to encourage the diversity of the community. As the neighborhood is downtown, yet still across the interstate from the city core, it is an area that is easy for customers to travel to, find parking and not have confusion about where attractions are located.
From Walmart to McDonalds to your favorite grocery store, it seems everyone is wearing uniforms. The benefits of work uniforms have been noted by many companies and including the Northeast Florida State Hospital, which is located near Jacksonville, Florida. In 1959, the state of Florida opened an inpatient mental health center in nearby Baker County. It has changed with the times and is still open to serve the chronically mentally ill throughout the state of Florida. It takes care of the mentally ill in serving 30 of Florida's 76 counties.