The Maids: These five characteristics will help you be a successful entrepreneur

The Maids, the residential cleaning company that stands out from competitors, remains a model for the franchising industry, in part, because of the extensive training it provides for franchisees. Experts with The Maids know that successful people have certain characteristics that help them through the business journey.

Belief – It takes belief in yourself, belief in your mission, and belief in your product or service to become successful. Any entrepreneur also needs passion and patience in equal amounts to get through the tough times that any business goes through. Many business people are short-sighted, thinking only about the next week or month. Successful entrepreneurs plan for the long-term, setting goals and maintaining focus over an extended period of time.

Backbone – Successful people aren’t afraid of failure; in fact, they embrace it. Letdowns allow a person to learn and evolve, just as any business must evolve to be competitive. Entrepreneurs also need to be determined, resilient and confident. Such leadership qualities are necessary, not only to promote the business, but also to manage a group of people who will take the company where it needs to go.

Curiosity – Entrepreneurs must realize they don’t need to understand everything about a business to be successful, but they do need to want to learn. Successful people stay up to date with industry trends, new technology, and business processes and systems. They also aren’t afraid to listen to their employees and incorporate their good ideas.

Integrity – Business people must adhere to high standards and impeccable conduct to be regarded as credible, both by industry peers and the team that makes the business run. While it might seem easier to cheat or take a short cut, the people who do this lose in the long-run. Effective leaders also take responsibility for mistakes and find solutions without placing blame.

Self-reflection – People who succeed know they can’t – and shouldn’t – do everything. Build a trusted team and delegate work. Know your limitations and take time away from the business to regenerate and innovate. 

About The Maids
Known for its 22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System, The Maids is the only franchised residential cleaning service to clean for health, combining environmentally preferable cleaning supplies and state-of-the-art equipment with a methodical process to maintain the healthiest living environment possible for families. The Maids enjoys a 96 percent customer referral rate, distinguishing them as the residential cleaning service of choice. Visit The Maids ( for more information.