Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mindy’s Green Solution is taking off steadily

I am still working on my new blog. There are some technical screw ups that I am working on. It shouldn't be too much longer. If I was home more I probably would have had it figured out by now. Anyway…

Today I received three phone calls from potential customers of my cleaning service. All of them have booked me for next week and we shall see if I become a permanent part of their cleaning schedule. One of the new clients had asked me if I was a franchise. I told her that I did not take part in any franchise opportunity and I asked her if that was important to her. She revealed to me that although she realizes the benefits of buying into a franchise it all depends on the company you buy into. Her experience with cleaning franchises, have not been good ones and it was very hard for her to grieve her complaints and get any results. I listened and empathized with her and I did ensure her that because I am a one woman show her requests and or complaints would not fall on deaf ears.

For the most part I am excited about getting more customers but I am also nervous that I will get too many and not be able to handle all the demand. I really do. not. want. to have to hire employees. I am not saying this to be greedy, but I have been in this business long enough to know that this kind of work is not for everyone and majority of the ones that think it is a piece of cake job do not last for more than two weeks. I also would have to run background checks to make sure that I am hiring someone responsible and trustworthy. I have seen way too many thefts and criminal acts to be naïve. Chris and I have discussed the possibility of having to hire at least two people. But, I am not going to count my chickens before they hatch sort of speak. I have to not think about this and just deal with it if it does happen. Otherwise I just get myself all worked up.


Kat said...

I am so glad that it's going so well for you! I am almost finished with my letter. I know, I suck, I should have had it done awhile ago, and not trying to make excuses for myself, but I really have not been in a good mental place, and I wanted your letter to be positive.
It will be on it's way today, promise.
As soon as I get done with leaving 5 more blog comments, I'm finishing it!

Mindy said...

Kat - That is the last thing that I would ever want you to feel bad about. I knew you would do it. I know you have been in a funk. One thing that I am quite certain about you is that you are a woman of your word. I never doubted.