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Year Established:
1960
Active Franchises:
102
Support Staff:
10
Personal Investment:
£5,700.00
Total Startup Cost:
£9,950.00

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Merry Maids

Management franchise opportunity Professional, customized cleaning services Do you want to make the right decision in establishing your own business? Are you unsure of the risks in starting from scratch?

Introduction

The right franchise will reduce that risk, giving you a valuable measure of stability and the benefit of a recognised trading name. The merry maids franchise provides you with a unique package, where each facet complements and enhances your ability to succeed.
Franchisees want to work for themselves but not by themselves. The franchise system reduces the risk of failure. Franchising works and is growing, in 1976 when the British Franchise Association was set up there were seven franchisors, today there are over 900, this growth has happened for a very good reason, franchising works.

 

Who Are merry maids?

merry maids is part of the ServiceMASTER group, trading in the UK since 1959. It comprises six different franchise types and four different brands, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, TruGreen and Merry Maids. We are a full and founder member of the British Franchise Association. We have over 100 merry maids businesses in the UK and over 1,500 in the world. We are perhaps the oldest franchise group in the UK with over 900 franchised Licence businesses to support. The synergy adopted across these six businesses gives accesses to many more customers.
merry maids is a management franchise opportunity providing a professional, customised cleaning service to its customers. Regular one-off cleans are supplied to:
• Working women.
• Dual income families.
• The affluent.
• The elderly.
• Commercially through estate agents and letting agents


 

The opportunity

• If you are looking for a business opportunity with a thriving future and solid support from a trusted company, a Merry Maids cleaning franchise is for you.
• You can work from home, with low overheads, plus great Monday to Friday daytime hours.
• Your franchise will be in the home service sector with excellent growth predictions.
• Positive cash flow with high profit margins.
• The sales process is reactive, with no hard selling involved.
• 90% repeat customers in your own protected territory.
Merry Maids UK are looking for couples or individuals to acquire ownership of a Merry Maids Franchise who have the skills to manage a fast growing business and the cleaning staff who work within it. We are not looking for owner/cleaners.



 

The merry maids Package

The management franchise package provides a number of invaluable resources to help you run your business as smoothly as possible:

Employee Training - Our specialised, two-person cleaning concept and accompanying pay incentives attract staff that seeks part-time weekday employment, convenient hours and above average salaries. These employees are among our greatest assets that are why the initial franchise fee also includes an exclusive and unique service worker selection programme to make sure you bring the right people into your business. merry maids provides training CD's on employee hiring, training and safety to reinforce and expand their initial training.

Equipment, Products And Supplies - Included in the initial franchise fee are the equipment, supplies and exclusive merry maids’ cleaning products to equip four two-person cleaning teams. Each cleaning team, when properly trained and scheduled, can clean two to three homes per day. Our Resource Centre has over 250 company manufactured cleaning products in stock. Virtually any item can be ordered via the company's web shop. Each product is exclusively available to merry maids owners at competitive prices.


 

Marketing Plan

A comprehensive marketing plan will be put together for you during training. National and local support will be on hand for you to achieve your desired goals. We constantly strive to support you to grow your business. Management fees (7%) are paid as a direct percentage of your turnover, so if you grow so does we. You should always choose a franchise company who benefits from your growth; a franchise company who receives a fixed monthly fee has no interest in your growth, only selling more franchises.

Custom Computer Software - merry maids exclusive Business Management System is yet another important factor that has attributed to our number one position. The software has been developed to streamline routine, operational procedures and provides information to assist and enhance the management process. SAGE accounts and Payroll further enhance your business capacity.

 

The Investment

The two elements of investment in the Franchise are:

The Franchise Licence, which includes a Comprehensive training programme that involves pre-study books, and video, on-site training and two week classroom training as well as business launch assistance and ongoing support - £9,950

The Equipment Package which includes all the software and equipment necessary for four two-person teams to operate fully, as well as stationery, business cards and promotional materials. In fact, everything you need to get going - £5,750


 
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