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Six Types of Entrepreneurs: Which One Are You?

Posted by Maddi Park on Mar 9, 2017 9:05:00 AM


If you were the type of kid always looking to earn a buck — setting up lemonade stands, selling services to neighbors, and whatnot — it’s likely you’re a natural born entrepreneur. But there are several subtypes of entrepreneur and where you fit provides important clues to the type of business venture in which you’ll likely succeed. See if you recognize yourself in any of the following:

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Four Reasons Your Cleaning Business Isn’t Growing

Posted by Maddi Park on Feb 23, 2017 9:05:00 AM

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Is your home cleaning business not growing fast enough for your taste — or not at all? There are dozens of possible reasons, but these four are among the biggest:

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5 Steps For Making a Sale

Posted by Maddi Park on Dec 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Sales is one of the most important aspects of a growing business. Unfortunately, for some people, sales can be very intimidating. Before contacting your customers, you'll want to have a strategy in place that can help you feel cool and confident when the questions, comments and concerns come your way.

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Topics: Starting a Cleaning Business, Starting a Business, Start a Cleaning Franchise

Want Work-Life Balance? Ditch These 4 Attitudes Before Diving into Small-Business Ownership

Posted by Maddi Park on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own small business can be a great pathway to that perfect work-life balance. Wouldn't you like to have the freedom to decide when and how hard you work, AND plenty of time and money to pursue all your greatest passions in life?

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9 Tips For Hiring Successful Sales Employees

Posted by Maddi Park on Nov 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Your business is open, your marketing is active, but your sales aren't closing as fast as you would like. MaidPro understands that without successful sales employees your company won't grow. Katherine Dougherty, Director of the National Sales Center, is here to help by sharing her 9 Tips For Hiring Successful Sales Employees. Watch the video or read the blog below!

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Topics: Starting a Cleaning Business, Start a Cleaning Franchise

8 Reasons to Invest in a Cleaning Franchise

Posted by Maddi Park on Sep 7, 2016 1:52:04 PM

 If you have ever researched franchising, you’ll know there’s a large array of options available. Here we are eight great reasons to consider buying  a home cleaning franchise.


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Why Franchising is The New Retirement Solution

Posted by Maddi Park on Jul 8, 2016 11:29:20 AM

The senior franchise boom is happening. Currently older Americans are becoming the fastest-growing segment of people buying franchises. In 2007, 20% of franchise owners were over the age of 55. Today, that number has increased to 28%,  a 40% increase in the past 9 years.

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Franchising offers a successful solution for the "working worried" according to Matt Haller, a spokesman for the International Franchise Association. Below are the top 10 reasons franchising can help a retiree gain back the annuity, freedom, work-life balance and financial rewards they need...without having to break the nest egg.
1. Proven Concept

Arguably the best benefit of buying a franchise is joining a company with a proven concept. Franchisors have built their success by continuing to perfect their product or service.

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Are You Too Old to Start a Cleaning Business?

Posted by Maddi Park on Jul 8, 2016 11:04:13 AM

Prior to the 1980's people began retiring earlier and earlier. It wasn't until the economic downturn in 2000 that the trend began to reverse. People were working longer, not because they wanted to, but because they had too. Now that Americans are not eligible for full retirement benefits until the age of 67, the entrepreneurial activity of those aged 55-64 is at the highest it's been in 10 years.

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 According to a study published by Irish Life Insurance, 1 in 3 new businesses are started by an entrepreneur age 50 or older. Of these business owners many were victims of corporate downsizing, finding themselves left without job options or a steady paycheck far before their expected retirement. Others were simply not mentally or financially ready to stop working, but looking for new business ventures that they could be passionate about.

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Why You Don't Need Corporate America

Posted by Maddi Park on Apr 5, 2016 10:26:52 AM

We probably don't need to give you a list of reasons why corporate America stinks. Aside from the inflexibility, conformity, office politics and, of course, your boss, you've probably gone stir crazy with the mindless tasks and florescent lights. At one point, the thought was that the only way for you to become successful was to work in a corporation. The truth is, that's no longer valid. Now you can achieve the same or greater success working for yourself than you ever could working for "the man."

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10 Reasons to Leave Your Cubicle

Posted by Maddi Park on Apr 4, 2016 11:48:06 AM

Check out MaidPro's top 10 reasons to leave your cubicle and how choosing to do so will change your life for the better.

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