Medically retiring from the military in 2011, Tai Jeffries relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana with her husband and five daughters and embarked on the next step in her career – franchising.
Celebrating a year of success this month, Jeffries is the proud owner of a Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise.
“After my career in the military ended I pursued franchising because it was a perfect fit for me,” says Jeffries. “I always knew I wanted to run my own business. I didn’t want to work for anyone else and I was determined to set a positive example for my daughters.”
Jeffries thoroughly researched many different franchise concepts before making a decision. Due to the vast potential of the cleaning services industry, she decided on a maid service franchise. Jeffries contacted Maid Simple House Cleaning and the rest is history.
“Maid Simple House Cleaning was the best fit for me and my family. The model is low cost, flexible, and offers a lot of training and support,” comments Jeffries. “They came out to train me in person and any questions I have had along the way, they are willing and ready to help. So far they have been incredibly supportive.”
Currently Jeffries is both cleaning herself and managing a team of cleaners. Her long-term goal is to step away from the cleaning altogether and leave it to her team members. “I’m really involved with my customers,” she says. “I call and make home visits to ensure they are taken care of. Customer satisfaction is my concern for each and every visit.”
Her advice to transitioning veterans looking to possibly own a franchise of their own? “Do your research. Make sure it is something you are ready to give 100 percent towards. Owning your own franchise means you are responsible for every aspect of your business. It has to be something you are passionate about,” she says.
Jeffries credits her nine-year military career to giving her the confidence to own a franchise business. “Attention to detail, dependability, and dedication are just a few of the valuable skills and traits veterans bring to the table,” says Jeffries. “I encourage other veterans who are looking for a career change to consider franchising.”
To learn more about Jeffries’ story or the Maid Simple House Cleaning franchise opportunity, visit www.maidsimplefranchise.com