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2014 You’ve Got MAIDS National Convention | Charleston, SC

Charleston National Convention

Mark your calendar for November  14-16 in Charleston, SC for the 2014 You’ve Got MAIDS Convention.

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New Franchise Partners Join Franchise Family

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If you need professional Fort Wayne House Cleaning Services you can trust Michelle & Chris, and their maid service team to provide outstanding maid service.

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Quiznos Franchisor Pork May Be Imploding the System

My local Quiznos Closed

I really enjoy Quiznos, and I was disappointed when my local Quiznos shut their doors. At its peak Quiznos was serving tasty submarine sandwich’s from 5,000 units & now the chain is down to 1,500 domestic & 600 international locations. It is disappointing to learn that franchisor policies may be the root cause of my current need to brown bag lunch.

According to New York Post newspaper reporter Josh Kosman:

“They had a good product for a while and were giving Subway a real run for their money,” Steinberg said, with Quiznos being the first to make bread specifically formulated for toasting.

“The problem was [that the previous owners] were pigs,” overcharging the franchisees while at the same time getting rebates from suppliers, he said.

Some of Quiznos franchisees are furious over being required to purchase food from vendors with hidden marked up prices, as reported by the Denver Post. Three years ago Quiznos settled a class action suit with its franchisee’s over similar issues.

If what these franchisees are claiming is true, Quiznos will have a long road ahead of them repairing the goodwill lost with it’s franchisees. Rule number one in franchising is the franchisor doesn’t win, unless the franchisee wins first. Makes sense to me, how about you?

Not all Franchisors Accept Kickbacks

You’ve Got MAIDS is a Cleaning Franchise that earns zero revenue from vendor markups, and it’s not because the vendors don’t offer rebates; believe me, they do! When offered a 5, 10 or 25% kickback from vendors for our Franchise Partners purchases, we thank the vendor, and then ask them to lower the price to our Franchise Partners by that amount. It’s the right thing to do.

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Steve Jobs Believed in Action

Steve Job’s believed in action.  Here’s some great advice for every dreamer who wishes to bridge the gap between dreaming & results…

Are you dreaming about owning your own business? If this sounds like you, then you are in the same boat as most people who dream to join the ranks of the self employed. It takes guts to stand up for your dreams by acting on them.

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I urge you to be bold. Choose action by clicking the rowers wake to learn if you can live the dream!


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House Cleaning Franchise Owner’s Dealing With a Long, Long Winter

Last week Charleston, South Carolina ground to a halt. It doesn’t get very cold here in the winter, so our South Carolina Department of Transportation invests more funds in high SPF rated sunblock than it does on snow plows or stockpiling rock salt. Normally that is just fine, and last weeks ice storm wouldn’t have bothered our franchise owners in Chicago house cleaning services, Milwaukee home cleaning, Northwest Indiana cleaning services, Rochester Minnesota maid services or Buffalo NY house cleaning. The northern You’ve Got MAIDS franchises offices know how to work with the snow & ice.

Here’s one of our franchise partners, Scott Miller, who provides house cleaning services in St. Charles, MO, talking about what to do with the rock salt that gets tracked into your home. Scott, you have more rock salt in your lobby, than the entire state of South Carolina last week!

 

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You’ve Got MAIDS Ranked #379 on Entrepreneur Magazines Franchise 500

This is a big deal for us, because it is the first time we earned a spot on the Entrepreneur Magazines Franchise 500. I’ve been finding inspiration on the pages of Entrepreneur since I was in business school over 25 years ago, and it is a dream come true that our house cleaning franchise was recently honored. I want to thank the selection committee at Entrepreneur Magazine, my family for putting up with discussing You’ve Got MAIDS at the dinner table (every night), our team at You’ve Got MAIDS Training Center, and all of our Franchise Partners across the country for making this dream come true.

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GREEN CLEAN

In our ever changing world many people are taking small steps to save our earth. You’ve Got MAIDS® has taken the initiative; we’re proud to be both environmentally friendly and price competitive with companies that are not bio-friendly. It starts off with the phone estimate. Customers prefer this convenient and straightforward method which also conserves fuel and paper. In fact, most of our correspondences are over the phone or via email. We further lower our fuel consumption and carbon footprint by having our maids carpool to your house. Green cleaning your home with microfiber cleaning cloths, HEPA filtered vacuums and non-toxic cleaning products is a step in the green direction.  After all, it is the sum of the smaller acts that gives way to the greatest results. On behalf of the staff of You’ve Got MAIDS® thank you for partnering with us in our vision to protect our planet.

RESIDENTIAL MAID SERVICE

A professional residential maid service is a business which provides house cleaning for homeowners who do not have the time nor desire to clean their own homes. Residential maid services have become increasingly common in America with an industry growth rate of 20% a year.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICE

A professional residential cleaning service, like You’ve Got MAIDS®, may be a few more dollars than a part-time independent under the table maid(normally between $0.71 & $1.42 a day), but it offers numerous advantages. We provide screened, trained, bonded and insured maids that bring all of the necessary cleaning supplies. In fact, when you hire us, you can delete cleaning products from your shopping list. Also, as a bona fide employer, You’ve Got MAIDS® is responsible for withholding Social Security income taxes, Medicare Tax, FUTA & SUTA. Most importantly You’ve Got MAIDS® worker compensation insurance insulates you & your family from personal injury attorneys.

RESIDENTIAL HOME CLEANING

You’ve Got MAIDS® strives to deliver more than expected each time. We get it.  A lot of residential home cleaning service providers over promise and under deliver. At You’ve Got MAIDS® we want long term relationships with our customers, and our goal is to under promise and over deliver.

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If you notice the maids do something that makes you happy, let them know. Better yet let us know by clicking our feedback button.  We care.  Your compliments are words of encouragement… like sunshine to your maids…they will not grow without it! Our CEO reads each and every piece of feedback before forwarding it to the local franchise office.

At You’ve Got MAIDS® we understand that communication is key, and we welcome all feedback…not just the good stuff! We carefully review and share everything with the maids in a construction manner. The good to great feedback gets shared at the morning meeting in front of everyone, and might go on our Wall of Fame! The not so great feedback is reviewed in private, and goes into the employees file.  As a company, we consume feedback for breakfast, lunch and dinner.