Merry Maids Gets Huge Recognition
The Merry Maids franchise can ranks in the Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500® list.
Few home cleaning companies make it onto the Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500® list, but the same can’t be said for Merry Maids. This year makes it the second year in a row that the franchise has made an appearance on the list, leading the category alongside other ServiceMaster companies.
Every company is ranked against the same criteria: costs, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. In order to make the list, franchises need to show that they have a strong business that stands up to the tests of time. The judges look closely at the training, marketing support, years in business, franchise fee, growth rate and audited financial statement, among other factors.
According to Mary Kay Wegner, President of ServiceMaster Franchise Services, success is not down to being an expert in a particular field – it’s the strive to do well. She says, “the face of franchising is changing. We’re looking for people who have solid business skills and a passion to win; we’ll teach them how to run an effective business”.
With more than 35 years in the home cleaning business, Merry Maids certainly proves that this business mentality leads to success. Wegner adds, “if you are willing to invest in a proven model and trusted brand, then we will help you grow that investment into your dream business”, giving us a glimpse into why the franchise has grown to such an impressive standing – because it has the time and skill to invest in other people who want to thrive in business.
Merry Maids is the largest home cleaning franchise in the US with 360 service providers in 48 out of 50 states and in the District of Columbia. It helps its franchisees to succeed by offering world-class training, expertise in running a business, technology and dedicated support. It also helps veterans and minorities to start their own business by offering discounts and financing options.
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