Approximately 1.4 million businesses in the U.S. are run by a husband-and-wife team – which is probably why the term “couple-preneur” has become so popular. In fact, You’ve Got Maids was founded by husband-and-wife Frank and Cynthia Berger, who launched the national franchise after successful careers as franchisees themselves. Frank and Cynthia both understand what it’s like to have the entrepreneurial spirit, and they strive to empower others like themselves to enter franchise ownership.
Clearly, couples can and do make successful business partners – with the right balance. Franchising in particular can be a lucrative career path that presents that balance to couples, as the processes and systems that a franchise already has in place can eliminate the uncertainty that often comes with starting a business from scratch.
For example, You’ve Got Maids franchisees Elsa and Bruce O'Brien had never owned a business before finding their fit with You’ve Got Maids. Although some of our earliest franchisees, the O’Briens quickly learned how to leverage the education, support and resources that we as the franchisor provide in order to build a successful business. Now, they are able to provide stability for their family by running their You’ve Got Maids location as a team.
Hear Elsa and Bruce discuss how they felt when they first launched their You’ve Got Maids franchise:
Like Elsa and Bruce, there are many husband-and-wife teams who search for the right franchise opportunity to invest in together. While the O’Brien’s aren’t the only You’ve Got Maids couple franchisees, they are certainly a prime example of the type of owners we are looking for. If you’ve been dreaming of entering entrepreneurship with your spouse, now is the time to learn more about the You’ve Got Maids franchising opportunity.