Why Does Macy’s Offer Free Wi-Fi?

In Austin, just about every burger bar, bike shop, park, and coffee hotspot offers free wi-fi. It’s expected. Everyone’s on some type of mobile device. Everyone’s connecting with someone or something. It makes sense to offer Wi-Fi if you are an Austin business. In 2012, Macy’s began offering free Wi-Fi in it’s Austin area locations, and […]

How Did I Get Here?

In the Bloomberg.com column “How Did I Get Here” various business leaders describe their journey to the top via a timeline of experiences. It’s interesting to note how many steps many of them had to take to reach the success they enjoy today. Russell Simmons, Producer, and Entrepreneur, currently Operating Chairman at All Def Digital […]

Your Competitive Advantage

Austin business owners, 2019 is here! Happy New Year! It’s a year of hope, new beginnings, and fresh new ideas. In 1985, Howard Schulz, then the CEO of Starbucks was preparing to launch coffee bars in America modeled after those already in Italy, he and his partners didn’t just start the stores on a whim. […]

How Austin Businesses Can Succeed in 2019

In a recent interview with Entrepreneur.com, Mark Cuban made this statement: “No business should ever take what they have for granted.” I have learned from my own experiences that things change, success requires continuous innovation. In this month’s issue of Entrepreneur.com, their feature article is How to Succeed in 2019. For the most part, the […]

Nail It, Then Scale It

The components of a business model involve these three essential ingredients: 1. Service (i.e., linen service) or product 2. Acquire a customer 3. Generate revenue from that customer You have a successful and profitable business model when revenue (#3) is greater than the cost of the service (#1) + sales and marketing (#2). At its […]

Planning An Austin Event? 5 Linens You Should Rent, and Not Buy

Austin is the No. 1 fastest growing “large city” in the country according to personal finance site Wallet Hub. Austin is also known for its music, food, University of Texas, and for being the capital of Texas which means Austin is a hub for events, big and small. As the only commercial locally-cleaned linen service in […]

Our Customers Are Innovation Accelerators

At Austin Linen Service our best customers aren’t the satisfied customers. Our best customers are the ones who want more. They are the ones who reply to our newsletters, who suggest new features, and who bring us problems to solve. These are the customers who challenge us, who push us to achieve a little bit […]

Austin Is Home of New Ideas

Benjamin Hardy in his best selling book called, Willpower Doesn’t Work addresses what happens when you expose yourself to new ideas. He says when you do things you’ve never done before, you’re naturally more focused and engaged. When we process new information, our brain is required to work harder. You’re in the process of connecting […]

Another No. 1 for Austin

  A top economic metropolitan powerhouse in the United States is Austin, Texas, coming in at No. 3 just ahead of San Jose and San Francisco as the nation’s economic king of America. Along with all the growth, Austin is No. 1 in another category — food trucks. Yes, that’s right. Food trucks. Austin has […]

Austin #1 For Small Business

How is Austin growing so fast? According to Forbes, Austin is the rockstar of small-business cities. CNBC named Austin the #1 place to start a business. American City Business Journals said Austin is the top city for “small business vitality.” Sungard Availability Services says Austin is the top city for launching a technology startup. Economic […]