This month’s FOM is again one that I personally use. This concept offers a quick ROI and strong growth and scalability while still providing the work-life balance you desire. Enjoying the hours you work and the people you work with is what makes life more enjoyable. This is why MaidPro considers themselves Franchise Friendly. And they must be doing something right because they were just ranked Best in Category in the Cleaning and Maintenance sector in franchisee satisfaction, and 3rd overall in all categories using the same measure. This is out of more than 30,000 franchisees from hundreds of different brands surveyed by Franchise Business Review on how pleased they were with their franchise systems. In fact, they have been a top 50 FBR franchise for over a decade!
MaidPro was ranked #6 Best Franchise to Own by Forbes Magazine in 2018. MaidPro is currently rated top in support, satisfaction, systems, software (and more) by the Franchise Business Review.
This is because MaidPro offers state-of-the-art software, creative marketing, established brand-identity, and proven business strategy. They are constantly evolving to instill the best practices for the rapidly growing industry. MaidPro offers you low start-up costs, manageable hours and recurring revenue. Along with 24/7 support, you will never have a required marketing spend or “weekly” royalty fees. With over 200 territories sold and growing rapidly, they are definitely “cooking on all burners”. MaidPro is also a big proponent of utilizing their community. They organize regular franchisee meet-ups and phone calls (outside of their regular conventions), called Peer Performance Groups, based on location, revenue, and office size, to encourage like-sized and minded offices to share and help each other grow. The CEO, President, and COO have committed to being in attendance as well!
Points of Interest:
PRO Work-Life Balance
- All working hours are done within a normal business schedule. This leaves you with free nights/weekends and gives you more time to work ON your business instead of IN your business.
- Flexible Schedule
- Superior Marketing Muscle
- International Brand Recognition
- State-of-the-Art Operational Software
- Built in-house w/ in-house R&D and IT departments.
- Professional Recruiting Tools
- Home Office has a Talent Acquisition Manager on staff to handle employment recruitment, retention, and best practices.
- MaidPro University Training Program
- Home Office has a Chief Cleaning Officer on staff in charge of all equipment, safety, and training procedures.
Tools and Resources:
– Cutting Edge Technology
Cloud-based proprietary management system. It’s easy-to-use, and makes managing all aspects of your business so much simpler. Scheduling, customer history, payments and billing, all of it is controlled by you, at home, in the office, or on the road.
– MaidPro University
Their training program, MaidPro University helps owners train their PRO’s professionally and easily. MPU is a full learning management system (LMS) that teaches, asks questions and requires correct answers. The training covers cross contamination, proper use of cleaning supplies and how to work around pets…just to name a few of the 20+ courses. And of course it’s available in English and Spanish.
– Recruiting Staff
It’s hard to find good staff. So MaidPro put together a set of amazing tools to help you fill positions with the best people. MaidPro has a dedicated recruiting website with videos and easy ways for staff to apply. They will also show you how to interview, what to look for, what to beware of, and how to round out your business with individuals ready to do their best work.
– National Sales Center
Seven days a week and with extended hours, their National Sales Center is staffed with MaidPro professionals to answer prospective customer calls, providing details on pricing, services, and schedules. With the Sales Center, if you’re away at your kid’s soccer game or on a little get-away or just closed for the day, their team is there to support you and your business.
– Coaching Department
You will have a dedicated business and marketing coaches for the lifetime of your business. They will act as your resources for trouble-shooting, advice, best practices, and more!
The perfect fit:
Their ideal candidate works well with others, has personal conviction & vision, believes in a good culture, open to learning & new ideas, understands the importance of technology & marketing, enjoys managing, is comfortable with numbers & accounting, can speak clearly & confidently, and knows the benefits of taking risks.
Investment Range: $74,560 – $207,450
Please see Item 7 within the FDD for details on the estimated Investment Range