Entries by Emma Nicholson

Merry Maids Edinburgh Resale

Merry Maids Edinburgh East and West Asking Price: £28,500 Gross Profit: £102,666  Overview of Business A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in the Edinburgh and East Lothian area looking to set up their own cleaning business. Merry Maids of Edinburgh East and West has been an established business for over 24 years and is […]

Planning and goal setting in business

Planning and setting goals are very much part of your whole journey with Merry Maids franchise. We encourage and work with you to put plans in place and implement them, so that you can achieve your goals in business. Here’s what you need to know; Business planning Before joining the franchise, you will be asked […]

Virtual Discovery Sessions

A discovery day is an important part of the journey that you will find yourself on, when looking to partner up with a franchise. Traditionally, you would be invited to the central office, to meet with the key members of the team who would support you in your new venture. However, due to the unprecedented […]

Smaller investment franchise opportunities

A Merry Maids franchise fits comfortably in to the ‘low investment’ franchise bracket and because of this, it’s natural to have a few questions regarding what you get in return for the smaller fee. Throughout this blog we help to answer those common questions. Do you get less with a smaller investment? It’s a common […]

The Importance of Technology in a Franchise

Technology plays a huge part in business and we at Merry Maids understand the importance of having technology present throughout our business model. As such we have invested heavily in using technology to: Help customers to find us quicker Help customers to buy from us more easily Help business owners to manage their business seamlessly […]

Ranking #27 in Franchise Direct Top 100 Franchises

#27 Merry Maids – Franchise Direct Top 100 We are proud to announce that not only have we made the Franchise Direct Top 100, (which in itself is a fantastic achievement), but we have secured a great position of number #27 in the rankings for our Merry Maids brand and franchise opportunity. Getting a place in […]

Marketing – How to get customers

One of the most common concerns when going in to business is how to get customers. A benefit of teaming up with a franchise such as Merry Maids is that worry is quashed! We already have a well-established brand, undertake national marketing activities and support you in undertaking local marketing activities. All to help you […]

Growing a team

Growing a Team   When building your Merry Maids business, you will need to build a skilful and loyal team to deliver professional cleaning services to your customers.   It’s important to choose employees carefully to be a part of your team as they represent your whole business and can help you keep customers, but can unfortunately help you to lose them […]

Getting the most from the Franchise

Getting the most from the Franchise  Being part of a franchise is a choice and every individual has their reasons for joining. There are costs to joining a franchise, but the benefits far outweigh these. Therefore, we recommend getting as much out of your franchise journey as possible.   Support   The support you can receive as a franchisee […]

The Advantages of Franchising

Advantages of Franchising  Franchising offers a great opportunity to go in to business for yourself, but not by yourself.   Plus, many other reasons that you may not have thought of.   Established Brand   For us, the brand is the sun. It’s at the centre of everything we do and everything we do radiates from it. For Merry Maids in particular, […]

Mental Wellbeing during Social Distancing & Self Isolation

With many of us perhaps feeling concerned, stressed or panicked by the current situation, we’ve put together a few ways of looking after your mental-wellbeing during these challenging times. The below is not medical advice but aimed to help a little as you face life’s current worries.   Connect with people   If you are in self-isolation, you may start to feel just that, isolated. What […]

Homeschooling from a Full Time Working Mum… How to Survive!

If like Vicky,  homeschooling wasn’t something that you had planned for, the below blog may be of use to you whilst you are trying to build your business and ensure your child/children gets the educational support that they need.  Written by Victoria Tayler, Commercial Marketing Manager and Full Time Mum  My name is Vicky, I am the […]

How to stay motivated working from home

Our Merry Maids franchise opportunity initially means the business owner can work from home in the early days to save on premises costs, so following these tips can help if you are not used to it! Tip #1 – Create An Office You may be tempted to sit on the sofa or lie in bed […]

Keeping Positive

In these unprecedented times, you, like many others around the world may be feeling a little low in spirits. Things may seem a little gloomy but there are rays of positivity shining through.   We’ve put together a little blog on some of the lovely things which we’ve seen in the last few days in the hope of sharing a little […]

Existing franchisee branches out in to Commercial Cleaning

Nick Rayner of Merry Maids Milton Keynes invests in a second ServiceMaster brand Having owned his very successful Merry Maids business for 15 years this May, Nick chose to further invest in the ServiceMaster family of brands by purchasing ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Milton Keynes. His new business venture offers a range of commercial cleaning […]

National Franchise Exhibition 2020

National Franchise Exhibition 13th and 14th March 2020 Merry Maids are proud to be exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition at The NEC Birmingham on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March 2020 Here at Merry Maids we are a huge fan of spreading the word and sharing the vision for our franchise opportunities. We strongly believe that the […]

Established domestic cleaning business for sale in Macclesfield

Established domestic cleaning business in Macclesfield. Customer database, offers around: £10,000 +VAT Licence & Starter Pack: £19,995 +VAT If you are looking for a new challenge and a fantastic opportunity to own your own domestic cleaning business with the added bonus of an already established customer base, then look no further. The current business owner […]

Merry Maids of Dudley go Stateside!

Merry Maids of Dudley go Stateside! | The ‘Dallen Peterson Franchisee of the Year’ award Franchisee of the Year is the most prestigious award and a pinnacle of achievement within the ServiceMaster franchisee network. It is awarded to one franchisee who has displayed the highest achievement in the pursuit of excellence and professional management in […]

Merry Maids in Top 45 Franchises in the UK

Merry Maids, one of the UK’s leading domestic cleaning franchises, has been named in the top 45 franchises in the UK, by Elite Franchise.  The Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to […]