Carolina Cleaners

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Name of person featured: James Dobie

Name of business: Carolina Cleaners

Street address: 106 Franklin Plaza

Phone number of business: 516-2545

Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and Thursday- Saturday

Nature of Business: Dry cleaning

Owner: Roy Branch

Year founded: 2010

Prior locations: Franklin and Suffolk

Number of employees: Two in Franklin

How’s business going: Doing good

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are here to serve you in any way we can.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Great prices

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Follow your dreams

Your first job: In a country store doing everything from waiting on customers to cutting meat to cleaning floors

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: My grandmother. She was loving and caring.

The key to a successful business is: Treating people nice. Greet them with a smile and always say “thank-you” and “have a nice day.”