We are undoubtedly in unchartered territory at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as such, here’s a few things what we have learnt throughout the pandemic so far;
Working from home is encouraged where possible, so remote working has been extremely useful.
Maintaining a clean environment and taking personal hygiene seriously are essential to reducing the spread of the virus, as such cleaning routines have been heightened.
Online sales have rocketed which has seen services and products that can be bought online have weathered well.
Flexibility is a must in navigating childcare, working and home life due to school and nursery closures and the need to work.
We’re stronger together in beating the virus.
The above learnings truly do reflect in to our franchise opportunity and have reminded us why a franchise is a great platform to go in to business.
A Merry Maids franchise, allows for the business to be operated from a home. This has been particularly helpful for our business owners in staying home to stay safe through the use of remote IT systems. Working from a home office also allows for greater flexibility, which has been a must for our business owners who have found themselves performing the duties of a teacher one moment, and running a business the next.
Cleaning and sanitisation are ‘buzz words’ at present and both have been throughout the pandemic. Because of our experience as a franchisor in this sector, we’ve not only been able to support our franchises in the cleaning sector, but our other franchise brands too with information on sanitisation, PPE and general best practise for hygiene.
Merry Maids benefit from a state-of-the-art website and also utilises e-commerce software to sell cleaning services online. Having a strong online presence has helped to ensure that consumers find all of the information that they require and can buy online in without leaving the comfort of their own home to do so.
Finally, one of the reasons that many individuals join a franchise is because you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. This mantra flows through everything that we do and in particular has been comforting to our business owners who have needed extra support throughout the pandemic from not only us as the franchisor, but also from the network of other business owners.
ServiceMaster Brands Stronger Together.