Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Fly By The Nights

Opening a maid service company is easy. It doesn't take a lot of money. It doesn't take a lot of time. It doesn't even take a lot of guts. It doesn't take a lot of guts because most people don't risk anything in order to get started. Quitting is just as easy as starting.

Take a look at this discussion forum. There's a lot of confused maid service owners out there. Based on this forum, many owners don't even know the difference between a bond and a general liability policy. That's because most owners don't have either one. Not that it matters.

Many of these owners seem frustrated. They're frustrated that their business is taking too long to get off the ground. They want it all right now. Why? Because they started their business in one day. It didn't take any planning. It didn't take anything but a trip to Wal-Mart.

These fly by the night maid service companies have their advantages. For one, they're cheaper than most other maid service companies. That's a pretty big advantage. But, get what you pay for. The obvious ignorance displayed by this discussion forum proves that there's a lot of confused owners out there. When times get tough, they may just pack up and quit. After all, they don't really have anything to lose. No, the person that has something to lose is you...the customer. You've got to go out and find another company again. You have two choices:

1. Keep hiring the cheapest provider and keep repeating the inevitable cycle
2. Start paying a little bit more and stop the cycle

Supply always meets demand at some point. When does your demand need our supply?

You'll know when.

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