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Revving Up: How AI is Driving Car Wash Innovation

In the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology, the car wash industry finds itself at an inflection point. As the world grapples with economic shifts, supply chain challenges, and changing consumer sentiments, there emerges a developing ‘toolbox’ of solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI). This transformative force, once confined to science fiction narratives, is now …

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Why Outsourcing Your Accounting and Finance Team Can Benefit Your Business

As a leader in the car wash industry, you know first-hand how important it is to keep a close eye on your financial records and overall financial health. It’s essential that you have the ability to collect accurate and timely financial information that will allow you to make informed decisions, manage cash flow, and plan for the future.


The Ohio Commercial Activity Tax is Changing — Are You Ready?

The Ohio legislature passed House Bill 33 in July of 2023, and arguably the most significant piece of tax legislation was changes to the Ohio Commercial Activity Tax (CAT). In essence, while the changes do not eliminate the CAT, they effectively will result in most small businesses exempted from the tax over the next couple of years.


What Can We Expect from the M&A Market in 2024?

As we get settled into 2024, one area that all business leaders continue to monitor closely is what the merger and acquisition (M&A) market will reveal after about eighteen months of uncertainty and wavering expectations. With inflation leveling, potential federal rate cuts in our future, and a presidential election year upon us, there is a lot to evaluate and consider as businesses look to jump into the M&A waters once again.


What’s Ahead for the Car Wash Industry in 2024?

The Carwash Industry remains one of the most dynamic and changing business environments in the service sector as we head into 2024. Over the past several years, the industry has grown exponentially due to the customer demand for higher convenience, the rise of the subscription service business model, a variety of ownership models leading to increased growth and economies of scales, and technology advancements to increase overall customer demand.


Insights from the 2023 Car Wash Show

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend The Car Wash Show in Las Vegas. This year’s event had more than 400 exhibitors and more than 9,000 attendees and featured engaging presentations and insightful discussions showcasing the latest industry developments. For those of you in the industry who didn’t have a chance to attend the event, or even those of you who did but couldn’t make it to every session you wanted to attend, I would like to recap some of my key takeaways.


Turbocharging Your Car Wash for Growth: The Car Wash Advisory Board

Apple Growth Partners (AGP) had the pleasure of hosting a panel discussion at this year’s Car Wash Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our conversation sparked a lot of great questions and discussions. Our team believes in the power of Healthy Growth® and one of the best ways we continue to demonstrate that is with our ability to team with owners and leadership groups to tackle head-on the opportunities and challenges facing the business today.