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Description: For less than $10,000, the residential cleaning leader now offers a NEW comprehensive franchise package. We do it all – help get you customers, answer the phones, train you in person – to get you started in just a few weeks! Opportunities: Franchise opportunities available throughout the United States. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $9,995. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes. SBA-Approved: Yes.

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We offer $500 off the entire price for qualified military veterans.


From military service to franchise ownership with Maid Simple House Cleaning

Maid Simple House Cleaning™_2After her military career ended, Tai Jeffries looked to franchising as the next challenge in her life. Now a successful Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise owner, Jeffries encourages other military veterans to consider franchise business ownership. We conducted the following Q&A session with Tai to discover more about her career and her decision to invest in a franchise.

Q: What was your professional background and how did you transition into franchising?

TJ: I spent four years of active duty service in the air force as a computer operator. After that, I had a seven-year break in service.

In 2006 I enlisted in the army as a mental health tech. I counseled soldiers and their family members and staffed cases with psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Despite being rewarding, it was a stressful position. In 2011 I medically retired from the military due to some unfortunate events and medical issues. I relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana and was a stay-at-home mom.

I began looking into franchising and researched many different maid franchises due to the vast business potential of the industry. I always knew I wanted to run my own business. I didn’t want to work for anyone else and I was determined to set a positive example for my daughters. I decided on Maid Simple House Cleaning and the rest is history.

Q: Why did you choose Maid Simple House Cleaning?

TJ: Maid Simple House Cleaning was the best fit for my family and me. The model is low cost, flexible and offers a lot of training and support. The company’s turnkey package and its free customer acquisition program was a HUGE selling point for me. And with its proven history, it was a no-brainer.

Q: What do you find most beneficial about the training and support you receive from your franchisor?Maid Simple House Cleaning™_1

TJ: My franchisor set me up for success by coming out to train me in person. Any questions I have along the way, they are willing and ready to help. So far they have been incredibly supportive.

Q: How do you manage customer expectations?

TJ: I am really involved with my customers. I call and make home visits to make sure they are taken care of. High customer satisfaction is my concern for each and every visit.

Q: Are you cleaning yourself or are you managing a team of people?

TJ: Currently I am doing both. I’m still growing so taking a hands-on approach is key. My long-term goal is to step away from cleaning and leave it to my team members.

Q: What is your customer base like?

TJ: We actually have a wide variety of people we service – seniors, working professionals, business owners and couples with and without children.

Q: What business challenges do you face?

TJ: One of my biggest challenges right now is finding great employees who share my vision. I have very high standards and expect everyone’s best. Within the cleaning industry, it is vitally important to do things that separate us from our competitors.

Q: What valuable skills do you think veterans bring to a company?

TJ: Dependability, attention to detail, and the ability to efficiently follow instructions and complete tasks. I’m in the process of linking up with the VA so I can actively hire veterans ongoing.

Q: What advice do you have for veterans considering franchising?

TJ: Do your research and make sure whatever business your choose, it is something you are ready to put 100% effort towards. Owning your own company means you are responsible for every aspect of your business. It has to be something you are passionate about.

Q: What advice do you have for women seeking to own a franchise?

TJ: Be assertive. Don’t settle for anything less than your male counterparts. And make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. I appreciated speaking with other Maid Simple House Cleaning franchisees about their success, challenges and insights into the business. It gave me the confidence that I possessed the skills needed to be a success.

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