After being in the army for 23 years, Mike Padley decided to try Maid2Clean the tried and tested franchise
Mike Padley was a self employed Plumber for 4 years, after being in the Army for 23 years but always thought there must be a better way of running your own business, franchising offered him a tried and tested system which was more likely to succeed than struggling on his own.
Mike says that “I decided that Maid2Clean was the right franchise for me due to the low overheads and the fact that it could be run from home. The Maid2Clean franchise had the added advantage that it could also be run on a part time basis to begin with, in order to build it up to a desired level.”
Mike raised the finance partly from his personal savings and partly via a business loan from his bank.
The training and support Mike received from Maid2Clean included initial management and administration training at the franchisor’s location. Followed by IT system training. Ongoing or refresher training is always available on request and any day to day issues can be addressed on the Maid2Clean franchisee forum.
Mike has had challenges to face like balancing his time around his current full time work and his new franchised business and getting enough cleaners in the right areas. But that is the beauty of franchising, his franchisor has been there, lending a supportive hand, throughout.
Mike now plans to grow his business enough in order to run it full time and make a good living from it so that he can then give up his current full time job.
“Maid2Clean has been a great support,” adds Mike “offering good solid back up from someone who is very hands on. If Mike Hanrahan (MD of maid2Clean) cannot sort a problem out himself, he knows someone who can!”
“I would definitely encourage others to do what I did. It can be very satisfying to be in charge of your own working life. This is quite low cost for a start-up, and low risk from then on.”
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