Military Vets Rate MaidPro Among Top 100 Franchising Opportunities

December 18, 2014

MaidPro cleaning franchise has, once again, been named in Franchise Business Review’s special Veteran’s & Franchising Report, which lists the 100 best franchise opportunities for military veterans based on comprehensive satisfaction scores among franchise business owners with military service in their past experience.

The FBR report reflects the 100 franchise companies earning the highest overall ranks based on input on satisfaction across a broad variety of measures from more than 3,500 military veteran franchisees across some 350 leading franchise companies. “One of the best ways to know if a franchise opportunity is really as good as it appears is to look at its third-party franchisee satisfaction data,” says FBR Editorial Director Molly Rowe. “[Ours] is the only report in the industry that highlights the best franchises for vets based on actual franchisee feedback.”

FBR notes that, according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), military veterans are 45 percent more likely to ‘take the plunge into entrepreneurship’ compared to people with no active military duty experience. But, while hundreds of franchisors offer incentives and discounts to veterans, FBR warns that, “Not all are a good fit for vets,” and urges all to conduct thorough due diligence – including research into the overall satisfaction of existing franchise owners, prior to signing any long-term agreements.

Military veterans are most satisfied with their franchise brands in three areas: marketing and promotional programs, effective use of technology and training and support programs.

MaidPro VP of Planning and Development, Chuck Lynch

“An interesting statistic in this year’s Veterans & Franchising report,” observes MaidPro VP of Planning and Development Chuck Lynch, “is that military veterans are most satisfied with their franchise brands in three areas: marketing and promotional programs, effective use of technology and training and support programs.” These are all areas where MaidPro cleaning franchise focuses a great deal of R&D and investment. Our repeat placements in FBR’s Top 100 franchises for veteran’s list helps to validate that those investments are paying off and that we truly excel and differentiate ourselves from other franchisors in these areas. Military veterans typically come to the table with many – but not all - of the skills they need to be successful as independent business owner/operators. We are happy to be complementing our veterans’ skills sets in so many positive ways and to make it easy and attractive for military veterans to join our MaidPro family.”

Valued at some $15,000, MaidPro’s special offer for veteran franchising candidates is designed for affordability. The package includes:

  • A $3,000 discount from MaidPro’s initial franchising fee.
  • A $100 invoice credit each month for the life of the ten-year franchise agreement.
  • Direct financing or financing assistance to enable military veterans to start their own MaidPro businesses with virtually zero cash paid up front.

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