Earning potential

A Merry Maids franchise provides easy access in to owning your own business for yourself, not by yourself. This is because no prior experience or qualifications are required to start up. This makes the Merry Maids franchise suitable for anyone who wishes to make money by following a proven business model.

There’s huge earning potential with a Merry Maids franchise. This is because;

  • Scaleability – You grow through recruiting more maids to serve more customers, making more money!
  • Recurring income – 90% of customers on average are regular customers. Meaning guaranteed future income
  • Proven model – We’ve already learnt from the mistakes, researched the market and put our evolving business model in to practise over 30 years so you don’t have to
  • Low administration – Saving you costs, helping you to earn more through our e-commerce and business management systems
  • Cash before or on the job – There’s no waiting for an invoice to be paid, Merry Maids customers pay ahead of the job, or on the day

Our franchise owners enjoy gross profit margins up to 40% when following our proven business model and lean management processes. You can too!

Ask to see our business model illustrations and existing franchise owner examples.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, driven and motivated entrepreneurs to join our domestic cleaning franchise. We provide the training, tools, business launch and all the support you could need to help you to succeed.

We have territory available throughout the UK, enquire here or call 0116 275 9005 for further information

Benefits in owning your own business

There are some great benefits to being a business owner and we are looking for enthusiastic, driven and determined business owners to own and operate Merry Maids franchise businesses across the country.

In joining Merry Maids as a franchise business owner, you can enjoy the following benefits;

Control your own destiny 

You are the decision maker, goal setter and getter. As such, you can control where your business goes and what it achieves. There is no greater reward than reaching your destination and we help to make the journey as comfortable as possible with our support and expertise.

Take on the risk and reap the rewards 

Fortunately, the risk associated with a franchise is much lower than going it alone. This is because of the learnings made before you. Take the leap and enjoy the rewards in a safer way to do business.

Choose the people you work with 

When you own your own business, you can to choose the people to help you to reach your goals. You can build a strong team of likeminded individuals who are all dedicated to the cause and if you’re unsure of what to look for, we can help.

Lifestyle and freedom 

If you dream of a particular lifestyle and freedom from a ‘typical day in employment’ then owning your own business is suited to you. You can choose when you work, where you work and ultimately how you work, to suit your lifestyle requirements.

Financial rewards 

It goes without saying that when you work hard, you work hard for yourself. Your hard work pays you your own dividends rather than an employers. If you are hungry to make money and want to know how using a proven business model, then a ServiceMaster franchise (there’s eight in total to choose from) could be for you.

If you would like to chat more about how we can help you to become a business owner with an established brand, proven business model and support when and where you need it, chat to us on 0116 275 9005 or via email franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

June sees record month for e-commerce

Merry Maids are one, of just a few cleaning companies to sell cleaning services online using e-commerce.

Our market leading technology helps customers to choose, book and pay for their one-off cleaning services with just a few clicks.

According to the Office of National Statistics, more people are shopping online as figures from 2020, show an increase in 35% compared to 2019! Fortunately, our e-commerce facility was available throughout 2019, 2020 and in 2021, particularly as more and more of us choose to shop online.

In June we sold the highest number of online bookings since our records began! Proof is absolutely in the pudding!

The benefits of e-commerce for business owners: 

If you still need a good work/life balance whilst owning a business, e-commerce can do just that. It eliminates the need to be by the phone all hours of the day, all days of the week to take bookings, your system can do that whilst you sleep!

The system reduces the administration and time required to take and quote for a booking.

Payment is made immediately, in advance of the clean.

And best yet, is online is where people are looking.  Your marketing activities can complement the online shop.

Would you like to find out more?

Contact us today on 0116 275 9005 / franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk for further information on our e-commerce facility

Exclusive interview with ServiceMaster MD by Elite Franchise

Alan Lewin, ServiceMaster UK Managing Director of 15 years speaks exclusively with Elite Franchise Magazine on the journey and future of ServiceMaster Brands in the United Kingdom.

Read in more detail about our MD Alan Lewin, our brands, opportunities, challenges, successes and innovations.

This is the first interview of its kind for ServiceMaster Brands UK and it is a real privilege to be able to share the finished article.

You can read the article in full HERE.

Credit to Martin Morris, Writer at Elite Franchise Magazine.

For any questions surrounding our brands and franchise opportunities, you can speak to our franchise department on 0116 275 9005.

Merry Maids ranked in TOP 25 franchises by Franchise Direct

#24!

We are proud to announce that Merry Maids are shortlisted in the Franchise Direct Top 100 Franchises for 2021. 

This is no mean feat and being shortlisted to position no#24 is a real achievement from the hundred’s of franchise operations in the UK.

The awards take many things in to consideration including it’s size, growth, years established, overall revenue, as well as it’s policies regarding sustainability, the environment and accessibility for new franchise owners.

Our application included a wealth of information on the above, as well as our support system for franchise owners and our innovations we have introduced to keep up with the pace of the ever-changing market.

The Franchise Direct Top 100 serve as ‘models’ to the franchise sector, particularly those who are looking to enter it with a lower risk business model.

If you’d like more information on our ranking, or our brand, contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 or at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

 

Places to research your next franchise opportunity

It is essential that you find out further information before choosing a franchise opportunity, but where do you look?

There are many places to look when doing your research. It’s important to leave no stone unturned when researching a franchise opportunity as you need to be 100% certain it is the right one.

Here are five places you should look to get you started:

  1. Google search – First and foremost do a search on Google to see what comes up surrounding the franchise opportunity, try to look through all the pages listed (at least on page 1)
  2. Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, the list is endless. Have a thorough look through the pages
  3. News Outlets – Has your franchise opportunity been featured in the news or been picked up by any PR? Is it positive?
  4. YouTube – Search through the videos to check for any relevant information surrounding your franchise opportunity
  5. Companies House – Where relevant, it’s good to know what financial position the franchise opportunity is in before you potentially invest

Pay specific attention to reviews, content, pictures/videos, financials and dates.

It’s important to do your research before making any decisions and if anything concerns you, raise it up with the franchise opportunity in question.

It’s also worth noting that just as you do your research, so will a franchise opportunity surrounding information about you!

If you’d like to chat through our opportunity, please contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005. 

Our BIGGEST month on E-Commerce EVER

It’s no longer what you CAN buy online, it’s more about what you CAN’T. What can’t you buy online?

We all know that e-commerce has grown massively over the last 12 months due to the pandemic as people have had no choice but to shop online for their essentials, but what about domestic cleaning?

The Merry Maids online shop has helped customers to easily book their home cleaning requirements online with just a few clicks of a button. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s convenient, all to make it easier for customers to buy from us, to help our franchise owners to grow their investments.

We are pleased to report that March 2021 was our biggest month EVER. Still in a global pandemic, still in lockdown, yet more customers chose to buy from us online, than ever.

Why is this? 

Our customers TRUST us to do a good job and to keep them safe through proper hygiene measures

Our customers are looking for a CONVENIENT way to book, rather than waiting for a response

Our customers VALUE their time enough to buy it back by buying cleaning services

We anticipate online sales to grow further as this becomes much more normal in the future. As such, we offer the e-commerce system to all new franchise owners to use to help to grow their businesses.

It’s not only easier for customers, it’s easier for you too as they choose their desired services, on the most suitable day/time for them. There’s no admin involved and you can effectively earn money whilst you sleep, ahead of the service even taking place!

If you would like to join the e-commerce revolution with our market-leading e-commerce software, speak to a member of our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 for further information on available territory and future training academies

 

Redundancy = Opportunity!

We have recently worked with the Chantry Group on a redundancy feature.

Steve Morris, Merry Maids Brand Leader tells us how his career in the forces, then systems, got him in to operating a Merry Maids business and then on to leading the franchise network.

You can watch the video as featured by the Chantry Group here.

If you have recently been made redundant, or are facing the possibility of redundancy, there are opportunities out there to do something for yourself, not by yourself.

We have many business owners who have joined us following redundancy and now are the proud owners of their own business, making money for themselves, not by themselves.

Ask to be introduced to our franchise partners who joined us following redundancy for why they chose to partner up with us and how it’s going.

If you’d like to discuss our opportunities in the network, give us a call on 0116 275 9005.

Research before starting your business

There are so many things to consider before starting a business. But first, you need to research a few different things to ensure that this is the right choice for you and it has an opportunity to succeed.

Lifestyle 

This is a big one. Most franchise agreements are for a duration of 5 years. This is a long commitment and you need to ensure that you can adapt your lifestyle to suit the needs of the business.

Finance 

There are costs associated with starting a business and it’s important to consider how you will finance these. If you don’t have cash to invest, you may be eligible for finance from your bank, another high street bank or from the Government Start Up Loan Scheme.

Premises 

Not all business opportunities require you to have premises. It may be possible to operate the business from home. However, if you do need premises you need to decide whether you will look at renting or purchasing.

Competitors, customers and demand 

You need to ensure that there is demand for the services that you are looking to provide and that there is room for you in the market place to differentiate yourself to stand out to your customers.

Staffing 

If you’re going to need to recruit staff, do you have access to that employee market? It’s important to be able to get the right employees to deliver your services and you need to ensure that you can pay them legally and the going rate for that role.

The above includes some of the operational matters that you’ll need to consider, but don’t forget you’ll also need to consider the use of technology and marketing to get the ‘ball rolling’.

If you’d like to talk through the above, along with the business model and our available territory – get in touch with our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 or at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk 

Recipe for Success

Joining a franchise with Merry Maids will give you the brand, tools and support to build a great business, but to have the total recipe for success you will need ambition, drive and passion.

Brand

We’ve built the brand up over 40 years in the UK, with strong ties to professionalism, honesty and integrity, customers love to invite us in to their homes to help them stay clean and hygienic. Up and down the country across all of our franchise outlets, customers expect the same great service from the brand they know and trust.

Tools 

We train you in all of the necessary business disciplines, provide you with the products and equipment needed to get started and give you a fully coordinated marketing launch to draw attention to your new venture. All to ensure that you have the right tools and you know how to use them.

Support 

We fully support you to grow your new investment by providing help in HR, admin, accounts, marketing, operations and sales. This support is on hand when you need it from a team of franchise and sector professionals, but also from a network of other Merry Maids business owners who have been there and done that themselves.

You 

You are who drives the train. The creator of your destiny and to do this, you will need ambition, drive and passion. We harness these qualities of yours and turn them in to success with the remaining ingredients of our recipe –  brand, tools and support.

If you would like to learn more about our recipe for success and how YOU are the special ingredient – contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 

A sector that’s here to stay

There will always be a need for home cleaning. 

This has been highlighted especially over the last 12 months due to the pandemic.

Keeping a clean, healthy and hygienic home has always been important, but when the pandemic hit early in 2020, cleaning products were snatched from the shelves as if people didn’t have them already.

Why? 

Because cleaning was under scrutiny. Effective cleaning promised to keep the virus away, so all of a sudden most households tried to become professional home cleaners overnight.

But not everyone is capable or has the time to clean.

Many of the customers serviced by our franchise owners have a NEED for our services, rather than a WANT. This suggests that the needs will always be there as ill health and lack of time will unfortunately always be present. This demonstrates that we provide a valued service, one that can only grow in demand as more people WANT our services to give them back the time to do other things.

Invest in an opportunity that has opportunity.

If you would like to discuss the growing demand of the domestic cleaning sector and how investing in a Merry Maids franchise can help you to serve it, speak to our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 today.

Spring in to Business

Spring cleaning season is now upon us and whilst ‘cleaning’ is at the forefront of everyone’s minds, it’s a good opportunity to delve deeper in to starting a cleaning business. 

As cleaning has become a hot topic over the last 12 months due to the pandemic, and once again as we enter in to Spring, it’s a great time to make yourself known as a Merry Maids domestic cleaning franchise, able to give customers their time back, to do things that they love.

Many individuals are unable to or do not want to or don’t have the time to clean. That’s where our business services become essential.

With a Merry Maids franchise, you serve a growing market of customers who both ‘need‘ and ‘want‘ your service and we can help you to target BOTH.

Our comprehensive training academy is three-weeks’ long and teaches you all of the business disciplines required to get your new business going and keep going. We even provide a starter pack including products, equipment, uniforms, business management software and a marketing launch to get you started – all of which are included in the franchise fee.

There is no such thing as a ‘start up’ with a franchise business. We have done all of the hard work in testing the business model, establishing the brand and building all of the support required – so you don’t have to.

Whilst it’s always a good time to join our franchise, make the most out of the increase in seasonal demand due to the tradition of ‘spring cleaning’ by having a chat with our franchise recruitment team on 0116 275 9005 today!

 

E-commerce grew by 46% in 2020

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) E-commerce in 2020 grew by 46% whilst GDP declined by 1%. 

Businesses who were already online, or who were able to get online, faired better during the Coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately for our Merry Maids business owners, our E-commerce platform was already live and meant that we had already done much of the hard work, so that our business owners could reap the benefits when they needed to most.

When it was safe for customers’ to welcome us back in to their homes, they were able to via our E-commerce platform – The Merry Maids online shop.

Customers are able to book and pay for their clean online, in the comfort of their own home and convenience of their busy schedule. As such, our business owners receive the full booking information and all they have to do is deliver the cleaning service by their team of maids on the booked date – it couldn’t be simpler.

Our online shop allows customers to choose rooms and room sizes to be deep cleaned on a date of their choice. This booking is sent straight to the business owners’ business management system (BMS – which is exclusive to all Merry Maids business owners and included as part of the franchise fee).

We make it easy for customers to find us and buy from us!

If you would like to join an innovative franchise where market leading technology such as E-commerce is fully embraced, speak to a member of our franchise team today on 0116 275 9005. 

 

 

Local support for your new business

If you’re considering starting your own business, but have concerns around the wider support available outside of the franchise, this blog is for you.

Your local government can provide specialist help in many areas of business including finance, growth, recruitment, technology, tax and more.

By the government supporting you in your new venture with funding, guidance and advice; they are helping you to succeed in your business, contributing positively to the local economy.

Here are some areas where they can help: (do check your specific local government website)

Finance

You may be eligible for a start-up loan of up to £25,000. Click to view the Government’s start up loan scheme here

If you need to raise money for your business, you may wish to find out more about venture capital schemes here

Growth

Through funding and research, Innovate UK helps to support small businesses to grow. You can view their website here

For support in growing your business locally, you can contact your local growth hub here

The business support helpline is also a great resource if you have any queries and they can be reached here

There may be government contracts in your area that you could pick up. You can check to see if there is here

Technology

For support in technology and FREE online courses to improve digital skills click here

Tax

The making tax digital service has been introduced to make tax returns easier. For further information on this you can visit the website here

Recruitment

Government funding may be available if you were to take on an apprentice within your business. You can find out more here

For franchise support, we’re here! If you’d like to learn more about our franchise opportunity, contact us on 0116 275 9005.

Merry Maids UK NEW Brand Leader – Vikki Donnachie

Merry Maids UK has recently appointed a new Brand Leader,experienced franchise professional, Vikki Donnachie. Vikki, who has just completed her induction at ServiceMaster, will be officially taking over the reins from Steve Morris in January of 2022. Vikki joins Merry Maids with over twelve years’ experience in recruitment, and thirteen years’ experience in healthcare franchising as Head of Kare Plus Franchising. What attracted Vikki to Merry Maids was the opportunity to use her years of franchising experience, but in a different environment, which will allow her to put her own stamp on the franchise network. Vikki added,

“The fact that [Merry Maids is] a big organisation, but with a family feel, and the fact that there’sscope for network development–”

Furthermore, having spoken to other Brand Leaders within ServiceMaster, Vikki says that she has been assured of the career journey that a Brand Leader position offers, and that this is in line with the path she sees herself on.

Having now completed her induction training academy with Merry Maids, to get acquainted with the brand and its processes, Vikki feels well-prepared to tackle her new role. Speaking of her experience settling in at ServiceMaster over the past fortnight, she says,

“It’s been really, really good! Everyone has made me feel really welcome. I feel like I’m fitting in, the processes are very similar, and certainly what I would expect, I feel like I’ve been here for ages – which is always a good sign. And the days fly! There’s not enough hours in the day, so that’s another good thing.”

Vikki is now itching to get out and interface with the Merry Maids network and is looking forward to

“Building a relationship with the franchise partners and getting them to buy into and trust [her], and then helping and supporting them to develop as much as they can.”

With her experience in franchising, Vikki is aware that it is all about the people. Therefore, it is the network that is at the forefront of her mind going into her first month at ServiceMaster and the New Year.

“What motivates me is seeing other people succeed. I love being a mentor, I’m not one for ‘it’s all about me’, I love to give people ideas and for them to roll with it,to be successful and for them to take the credit for it. That’s what gets me out of bed in the morning: seeing people I work with and support doing well.”

Speaking of her plans for her first month at ServiceMaster she said,

“Obviously the last two weeks I’ve been getting my head around the systems and so on and so forth, plus getting to meet the internal team. I think in January, the first thing is going to be to have verbal conversations and hopefully interactive conversations on Teams with all the franchise partners, just getting to know them, find out why they joined Merry Maids in the first place; what their motivators are; will they need my help and support? Ultimately, what their goals and aspirations are, because I think everybody is going to have different goals and plans. I want to try and find out what floats their boat and what motivates them, to build business plans to make sure that is what we are achieving. After that, hopefully in quick succession, to go out and meet them all face to face in their offices. But I know that is potentially going to be hampered at this moment in time.”

But Vikki is also thinking long term. She says there are two sides to how she sees herself progressing Merry Maids and the strategy she will use to realise this progress. She says

“The first is to work closely with the existing network. Step 1 will be to work with the existing franchisees and try to explore new opportunities, alternative ways and ideas –fresh initiatives – to help boost the business.  Her goal – to enable the network to get the best out of their investment and to build a really good relationship with us, because for me it is a partnership. It’s not a dictatorship, it’s a partnership. It’s all about making sure [franchisees] get as much out of the support that we give as well, whilst exploring other services and other offerings down the line.”

“The second part is to work very closely with franchise recruitment, to bring in some new franchise partners and some freshenergy.” Vikki feels well equipped to support the Merry Maids Franchise Recruitment team, drawing on her experience in franchising. She says “I think the Merry Maids network are poised for some great investors in 2022. Following on from recent investment from two new franchise partners, we plan to build on this success. Even during challenging times, Merry Maids has remained an attractive opportunity for those looking to be in business for themselves, but not by themselves. I like to think outside of the box, and think of different initiatives and different ideas.”

As a result, Vikki has already been in conversation with the franchise recruitment team at ServiceMaster. She says

“I’ve been working closely with Emma Chappell, Franchise Sales Manager already and sharing a few ideas and how I’ve done things previously. We’re both really excited about where we can take the Merry Maids network by working closely together and sharing our expertise. So, developing the existing network but bringing fresh investment in as well, is really, really important because we need people to bring in different ideas and initiatives. That’s what makes a successful network to me.”

Outside of work, Vikki keeps busy  within her very own network and as a Mum. She says,

“I live in a little country village so I love walking. I’ve got my dog – a cockapoo – I love getting out and about. I’m a horsey person as well and love just ‘the countryside’ shall we say? I’ve got a lot friends dotted around the country as well, so I love the social element of that; love a good night out; love a good party. Whether it’s a party in a kitchen or a party in a pub, I don’t mind. Aside from that, I’ve got an eleven, soon to be twelve, year-old daughter, who keeps me busy with netball, and dance, and gymnastics, and everything else. So it is ‘Mum’s Taxi, all aboard!’ most weekends. We like to be busy!”

Ultimately, Vikki says she feels confident in her career journey and to be taking a new step with ServiceMaster, and is now eager to roll up her sleeves and get to work. She says,

“I’d like to be here for the long-haul. I’d like this to be my last job now and I really want to make the most of it, and to grow and develop together.” 

Though COVID-19 has provided challenges for us all, the importance and demand for cleaning services has never been more pronounced. Merry Maids is well placed to capitalise on this demand, and we are very excited to welcome Vikki on board to spearhead this.

Therefore, on behalf of the ServiceMaster family of brands, we would like to once again heartily welcome Vikki and wish her the best for what promises to be a bright future with Merry Maids.   

Age is nothing but a number

According to the last undertaken British Franchise Association survey in 2018, almost 20% of franchise units are owned by individuals under the age of 30.

This statistic goes to show that that age doesn’t stop entrepreneurs from achieving their dreams. This can be put down to more individuals looking to business ownership rather than employment to achieve their career goals.

It’s refreshing to see younger individuals trusting the franchise model, particularly for their first step in to entrepreneurship.

Here are some reasons why under 30’s have chosen to join our franchise:

  • Support received by franchisor and franchise network
  • Quicker learning experience because it is all set out
  • Less mistakes to be made because it’s a proven model (lower risk)
  • Some of the hard work is removed (brand already established, systems in place)
  • Structure is in place (franchise terms), but the possibilities are endless

Age has no bearing on whether you are awarded a franchise or not. Suitability is assessed on your ability to operate the business effectively. We are looking for motivated, driven individuals who are keen to succeed in business, regardless of their age.

Experience is not necessary to join our franchise so it makes for a great entry level in to business for those with fewer years’ experience in business under their belt.

For an introductory chat, contact our franchise recruitment team today at franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Timescales to buy

Buying a franchise isn’t like buying a loaf of bread. It’s not just a decision for there and then, it is one for not only now, but also the future.

It will therefore be no surprise to you that we have had business owners join our franchise in a timescale as short as one month and as long as almost three years. Both of these are okay!

You need total ‘commitment to the cause’ to join a franchise. It’s a lifestyle choice and at times it can be difficult and you may indeed feel like giving up. The truth is, if you follow the model, put the work in to it and take the rough with the smooth, you can build a substantial investment for the future.

For 2020 we surveyed the timescale taken for each new franchise partner to come on board.

The longest period of time was 2 years and 4 months*

The shortest period of time was just 1 month*

The average period of time was 8 months* 

*it’s important to note that timescales do not include the due diligence taken and the onboarding process.

The fact is that there is no right or wrong amount of time to take in making this kind of decision. We’re here with you every step of the way and are guided by your timescales rather than our own.

We do however recommend that you begin the conversation as early as possible to make the most out of the journey.

To start yours today, contact our franchise recruitment team on 0116 275 9005.

2021 – What does it mean for Merry Maids?

If you are thinking about joining our brand this year, but have concerns over the current situation and the effect that it may have, this blog is for you.

In 2020, the Merry Maids franchise became stronger as it adapted to the ‘new normal’ and as such, pushed the business model to new heights. All businesses found their feet to remain open safelywhen allowed, following government guidelines to provide essential domestic cleaning services to those who rely upon it.

As we enter in to the third national lockdown, working in people’s homes, in particular, providing domestic cleaning services is permitted. The domestic cleaning service has been recognised as a safe, hygienic and essential service to be provided inside the home.

We expect more and more individuals to turn to domestic cleaning companies to ensure that their home cleaning is undertaken thoroughly to guarantee the home is a safe and hygienic place to be whilst advised to ‘stay home’. Not only this, families are under more and more pressure to home-school, work from home and carry out other household duties, as such, cleaning cannot possibly be done as well in the limited time remaining in the day. Thus, there becomes a need to hire a professional domestic cleaner to ensure that it not only gets done, but gets done effectively to protect the family.

Our online booking facility also reduces the number of visits to a customer’s property and the time spent within it, because the admin is done online and all that is left to do is for the cleaners to deliver cleaning services during the time slot chosen by the customer. No quotation visit required!

Trust plays a huge part in an individual choosing a domestic cleaning company at the best of times, but now due to the risk involved with not taking the proper precautions, it has never been more important to choose a trusted, reliable and conscientious cleaning company.

As you will already know, Merry Maids is a global, well-established domestic cleaning company with over 40 years domestic cleaning experience in the UK and is known for providing professional one off and regular domestic cleaning services. Merry Maids is a name that individuals know and trust.

This year, like any other year, our support as a franchisor continues. Business owners will receive unlimited support in not only all of the necessary business disciplines required to operate a first-rate Merry Maids business, but also updates and guidance on the current and ongoing situation with regards to the pandemic. A sympathetic ear is also always available from a peer network of existing Merry Maids business owners.

With the added learnings and experiences from 2020 across a wide franchise network, the momentum is already there to build on 2020 and to make 2021 a better year.

If you would like to find out more about our resilience as a brand and our plans for 2021, speak to a member of our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005.

Merry Maids – 2020 in review

Back in 2019 when we were evaluating our brand and making decisions for 2020, we could never have predicted what was in store for our franchise in 2020.

That said, our brand has developed, our franchise owners have built resilient businesses that have stood the difficult trading conditions that the pandemic has brought upon the globe.

The very early part of the year in January and February, the brand operated as per expected with a surge in deep cleans after Christmas and regular customers securing bookings for yet another year.

In early Spring, news of the virus was on the horizon and we were able to adapt quickly to enhance our cleaning regimes to offer customers a heightened cleaning service.

As our franchise owners were able to adapt quickly, it meant that many customers were still able to enjoy the cleaning services that they have come to expect, and franchise owners saved much of their business through delivering services differently, but safely.

Some franchise owners have even reported growth in some areas of their businesses where customers have new found importance of maintaining a clean and hygienic home, as such, have decided to outsource their cleaning requirements to professionals to ensure that it is done effectively to protect those within their household.

In short, whilst 2020 proved to be a difficult year, utilising our support, Merry Maids franchise owners have showed new learnings and developed their businesses to survive in the new normal. As such, our brand has become more unified and much stronger.

All franchise owners are fully supported in all aspects of business not only by the franchise professionals at the franchise support centre, but also by the peer network of existing Merry Maids business owners.

Stronger together, Merry Maids Franchise.

An all-year-round opportunity

There are many great business opportunities out there and it’s important to consider whether you wish to operate to capacity all year round, or in seasons.

Seasonal work is great for those who undertake more than one venture or prefer a little time off to regenerate. However, all year round is great for those who require a constant, regular flow of income to give them their chosen lifestyle.

Whilst most businesses naturally have busier and quieter periods, a Merry Maids Franchise, is an all-year-round opportunity.

Domestic cleaning is a nice to have for some, but a necessity for many. As such, our franchise owners manage a busy team of maids all year round. Typically, our cleaning teams operate during school hours so that the business days are shorter, making the franchise opportunity ideal for those with school age children.

With no work on evenings and weekends, there is ample opportunity to have a great lifestyle away from the business.

So, if you are looking for an all-year-round opportunity where no two days are the same, a Merry Maids Franchise may be exactly what you are looking for. Contact our friendly franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 for more information.