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You've Got MAIDS House Cleaning Franchise Growing

  Frank Berger  |    Sep 2, 2011 1:23:44 PM  |    Founders Blog

Today President Obama announced that the US economy created no jobs for the month of August, and that unemployment is holding steady at 9.1 percent. Not so good for the country.

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Business Problems Are Camouflaged Personal Problems | Part II

  Frank Berger  |    Aug 17, 2011 3:47:18 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

Previously, I discussed that different house cleaning franchisee's achieve different results under similar circumstances.

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You've Got Maids' Systems for Success I Our Employee Manual

  Frank Berger  |    Apr 6, 2011 3:17:45 PM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

You've Got Maids' Systems for Success:

Our In-house Employee Manual


Each franchisee for every house cleaning franchise should have an employee manual, a book of rules if you will. The Employee Manual should be in harmony with your Operations Manual… just much shorter! At our maid service franchise You’ve Got Maids®, we call our Operations Manual the Systems For Success.

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Time Running Out On Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

  Frank Berger  |    Apr 4, 2011 2:00:17 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

Is time your friend or enemy when it comes to realizing your dream to own your own business? In Mike Veeck’s book, Fun Is Good, the author answers this question. Veeck was the part owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, as well as three other minor league baseball teams with Bill Murray.

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The House Cleaning Franchise Choice

  Frank Berger  |    Mar 7, 2011 1:00:21 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

Almost everything that happens to us is a result of your own actions. An effect of our choices. You choose to work for someone, or you choose to own your own business. You choose one career path over another. You choose action or procrastination. You either choose to succeed to fail.

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Franchise Partners

  Frank Berger  |    Mar 3, 2011 1:44:06 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

What's a Franchisee?

A franchisee is the party in a franchise contract who purchased the right to use a business's trademarks, brand, and other proprietary knowledge to open in a protected territory. Traditionally, the larger, more established franchisors have a history of treating their franchisee like school children. If you don't believe me, talk to some of their franchisees.

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Before Franchising Your Business

  Frank Berger  |    Feb 28, 2011 1:00:54 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

Before taking the big step to franchising your concept, your first need to open the business yourself. Test your assumptions with your own wallet! We did that with the first You’ve Got MAIDS in Orlando, Florida. It served as our Petri Dish to examine every manual, form, tactic, cleaning process, and advertising strategy. What we learned the hard way would go on to become the foundation of our Systems for Success in Maid University.

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House Cleaning Franchise Economies of Scale

  Frank Berger  |    Feb 24, 2011 1:00:08 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

Sometimes being part of a franchise means you get lower rates on marketing material. Here is a chat conversation I enjoyed with a house cleaning franchisee yesterday:

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House Cleaning Franchise CEO's Focus

  Frank Berger  |    Feb 21, 2011 1:00:49 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

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Systems For Success

  Frank Berger  |    Feb 18, 2011 1:00:33 AM  |    Founders Blog,  |    Franchise Opportunities

Our Systems For Success began with one sentence, on an otherwise bare sheet of paper. You've heard of the GOLDEN RULE. The Golden Rule is all about reciprocity. It reads…treat others the way you would want to be treated. At You've Got MAIDS we kick it up and notch with the goal to treat others the way “they” would want to be treated. If we can do this, we will live up to our slogan America's Finest Maids Service.

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