Description: Homes and businesses cleaned and restored to pristine condition! Opportunities: Franchise Opportunities available throughout the UK and Ireland Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £10,450. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes.
Interview with Cleaning Doctor Franchisee
"The beauty of being a Cleaning Doctor franchise owner is that you have the best of everything!”
“Seven years ago I decided that I wanted to work for myself and went through copies of The Franchise Magazine and picked six business opportunities I could see myself doing. I found myself returning to Cleaning Doctor Carpet and Upholstery Services as I was attracted by the freedom of being in a van.
“After speaking to a couple of existing franchise owners, I went to meet Cleaning Doctor’s owner and founder William Little. I was very impressed with our meeting as it really came across as a two-way situation, in which he was vetting me as much as I was quizzing him.
“Becoming a Cleaning Doctor franchise owner has allowed me to combine physical work with learning, as I have gained further qualifications, including gaining National Carpet Cleaners Association accreditation and becoming one of only a handful of registered WoolSafeapproved carpet inspectors in the UK.
“There are plenty of opportunities in the UK to become a Cleaning Doctor franchise owner and with more people choosing to maintain their existing properties rather than move, there is a large client base to tap into.
“The most important thing you can do when becoming a franchise owner is laying down the groundwork. You need to work hard to promote the brand so that it gets well known in your area. Combined with the very best equipment and solutions supplied by Cleaning Doctor, and a meticulous approach to your work, you are able to provide the very best service possible to your customers. This results in repeat customers and word-of-mouth recommendations.
“You have to be prepared to work hard and not just sit back and wait for the customers to come to you. Such has been the demand for my Cleaning Doctor services, I already have one employee and plan to put another van on the road by the end of my second term. By then I hope to be go off the tools and employ people to do the hands-on work while I concentrate on the management side of the business.
“I regard my Cleaning Doctor franchise as my pension and it has been financially very rewarding. I have seen my business grow by an average of 10 to 15 per cent every year so that my weekly turnover is now £1,500- £2,000 from 15 to 20 clients.
“When I started I was in a two-bedroom semi, now I live a four bedroom detached house and have enjoyed holidays in the Maldives and South Africa over the past two years."
Carpet & Upholstery Services
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