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"...The size and the ambition of the delivery outfits varies. The investment can be as small as $500 for website and a bicycle to $650,000 to buy a retail operation and upgrade it....
?Young entrepreneurs are only as limited as their creativity," said Michael Bernacchi, professor of marketing at the University of Detroit Mercy who applauds the low-investment strategy of some home delivery firms.
The age-old business quest, Bernacchi said, is finding a new niche.
Philko has owned Town Tub Coin Laundry since 2005 and invested $260,000 in the business, including flat screen televisions, broadband cable for Internet and high-speed dryers. He experimented with marketing efforts — free pizza attracted the same people each week — until he found that picking up and delivering laundry generated the best results for getting more customers.
"When there is a lice outbreak at a school, parents call us. We'll wash on hot and use a special detergent to make sure the lice are killed. Then disinfect our machines. Parents appreciate our fast response and efficiency," said Philko."