“Home Sweet Home is one of the very few cleaning franchises that can boast being both ethical and very profitable, normally it's one or the other!”
Home Sweet Home - A Brief History of Us
In 2009, having run the the flagship Home Sweet Home cleaning agency in Edinburgh for over 5 years, Managing Director Catherine Lazcano-Thornton decided the time was right to expand. After attending a few seminars and talks it was apparent franchising had a great potential. By mid 2010 the decision was made; now it was just a case of how she would manage the busy existing business and also have the time to develop the franchise.
The easy answer, of course, is to get your husband to do it. And so she did. Dan, having plenty of experience of systems and operations in the world of engineering, was more than ready for the new challenge. This change in careers would be a win-win situation for Dan with any spare time being used to look after his young son.
It was decided from the outset the best approach was careful consideration and planning. Using information freely available from the bfa plus advice from industry experts the target of becoming a recognised cleaning franchise within Scotland was set. Of course, before franchising is possible there was a lot of work to be done.
The plan was simple; build the Home Sweet Home brand, document the existing business functions, make the business more profitable, more efficient and most importantly, make sure the level of customer service was not compromised by any of the changes...simple!
Franchising Home Sweet Home was going to be the by-product of developing the existing business into a market leader. During the process the existing business doubled in size! The bfa granted Home Sweet Home membership on 6th September 2012.
So here we are with a fully developed, market leading business. Do you want to join us? If so get in touch we'd love to hear from you. If you want to find out more about the orignal Home Sweet Home in Edinburgh click here
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