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BY THE NUMBERS A S N A P S H OT O F E X T E R N A L FAC TO R S I M PAC T I N G YO U R B U S I N E S S Euro area business U.S. Drought Monitor investment rate 20.9% in the euro area and at 20.3% in the EU27 Source: Eurostat Euro Area Unemployment 11.2% in January 2015 Source: University of Nebraska Lincoln, The National Drought Mitigation Center U.S. Regular All Formulations Gas Price 11.4% in December 2014 Source: Eurostat November 2014 - March 2015 U.S. Job Figures PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT +295,000 in February 2015 PRODUCTIVITY -2.2 Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Canadian Stats In February 2015 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MONTHLY GDP GROWTH (February 2015) (December 2014) 6.8% CPI ANNUAL INLFLATION 1.0% (January 2015) -0.3% Consumer Price Index -0.7% In January 2015 Unemployment Rate Source: Statistics Canada 5.5 In February 2015 SPRING 2015 | CAR WASH MAGAZINE | WWW.CARWASH.ORG 15 http://WWW.CARWASH.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Spring 2015

Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Overheard Online
Trends in car wash design
Creativity & innovation: the myth of the lightning bolt
Better by design
Revamping the retail experience
The importance of purpose in pursuit of extraordinary outcomes
Efficient offices for car wash owners/ managers
Risk vs. Reward
Marketing with a purpose
Building a legacy
2014 Consumer Study
2014 Annual Report
Dealing with bad online reviews
Wash ideas with Perry Powell
How can you take your social media to the next level?
Building strong work teams helps your bottom line
The Apple way
Making better business decisions: the critical thinking advantage
Do you know your perfect customer?
10 tips for D.I.Y. recruiting
Businesses victimized by cyber crime: the loss may be theirs
Take a Tour
Unsung (car wash) hero
Blast from the Past
Ask Champ
Download It!
Index of Advertisers
Focus on the Members

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