Maid2Clean Franchise

Meet Karen Gwynne - Lyons from Maid2Clean Swindon

9th January 2016

Karen Gwynne - Lyons tells us why Maid2Clean was the right business for her

Karen Gwynne - Lyons tells us why Maid2Clean was the right business for her:

Karen Gwynne-Lyons - Maid2CleanWhat I did before taking up a franchise

I've worked in many different industries and roles before I started my Maid2Clean franchise, including a stint as a sausage packer during the summer while at university. (yes it did put me off eating sausages for a long time!), I have also worked in retail, and as medical laboratory assistant, and customer service administration.

Why I chose franchising

I wanted to escape the corporate 9-5 lifestyle and have more family time, as a mother of a child with special needs, this was very important to me that I had time for him, not to mention all the hospital visits that required me to take time off work. With no experience of running my own business, franchising offered more of a safety net than starting on my own. The business model had already been proven, training and branding were all part of the package.

How I decided that this was the right franchise for me

My husband and I had looked at several franchises over a long period of time, in fact we had decided upon another franchise and were all set to move house and finance the business from the equity in our house. Luckily for us the sale of our house fell through, before we had signed up and handed our money over - the franchise in question was being sued by it's franchisees and shut down by the DTI. With our fingers slightly burnt we carried on looking and really did our homework. Maid2Clean offered a good business opportunity that provided us with a residual income, we met with the Franchisor and knew this was the right decision.

How I raised the finance

Our own savings and a bank loan.

The training and support I receive from my franchisor

I received a manual which covered everything about the running of the franchise, and guided me through what to do before I start. I also had a day of training with the franchisor. Additional training was given by the operations director when the new database was introduced. The franchisor and operations director are always available at the end of the phone or be email to discuss any queries of problems we have.

The challenges I have faced

Finding honest and reliable cleaners is a challenge and always will be. Events in my personal life have also meant that I have had less time available to dedicate to running the business, I would not have coped without the use of our admin centre.

My plans for the future

To take on more interviewers so I can keep on top of recruiting cleaners and spend more time on marketing. Plan leaflet drops, and I want to at least treble my business by this time next year.

My comments about my franchisor

My franchisor is very supportive. He gives franchisees flexibility to run the business in a way that suits them, within certain guidelines. He is always open to new ideas, but will guide franchisees if he feels they are going about things the wrong way.

Why I would encourage others to do what I did

It is a very easy business model to follow and allows the flexibility to fit around other comittments. If you put the effort in, you will get the rewards.

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Further Information

Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
19 years
Current UK Coverage
40%
Franchisee Support Staff
6
Personal Investment Req.
£5,000
Total Startup Cost
£9,999
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee employs and manages staff Franchisee employs and manages staff

Why Choose Us?

Maid2Clean has No staff overhead costs, No cleaner overalls to provide, No expensive cleaning equipment to buy, No cleaning materials to buy, No transportation of cleaners or equipment from 1 job to another, No third parties involved – learn the business directly from the franchisor, No cash flow problems – clients pay in advance of the cleans, No van purchase/hire costs, No invoicing or cash collections, No need to ever meet a client, No dependency on highly skilled staff

What Our Franchisees Say

I made a brave decision but without doubt it was absolutely the right one for me.

Ann Lewis - Maid2Clean Cymru

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