A single mum of two children, in 2002 Carol Wilkins knew that she would need to earn more money than her old job in cycle proficiency could provide, especially when her daughter, Stephanie, announced that she wanted to pursue her dream of becoming an actress.
“I released then that I needed to have my own business”, explains Carol, who after doing a bit of research discovered that a franchise in UK was the safest route.
“I was also doing a bit of cleaning for other people and discovered Time For You,” she adds. “When I learned that as one their franchise owners you never do the cleaning and send someone else to do it instead, I thought ‘this is the franchise in UK for me’!”
Ahead of the launch of her first Time For You franchise in Leicesteshire, Carol attended the company’s comprehensive training programme, which covered all aspects of operating the franchise in the UK.
“The training was superb and I was amazed at the happy atmosphere the franchisors Freddie and Ruth Rayner cultivate among their franchise in UK owners from the very start, “enthuses Carol. “Freddie is only too pleased to visit and help his franchise owners during their launches to ensure they have customers from the outset.”
With support not only from the Time For You head office, but also her fellow franchise in UK owners, Carol was delighted that within her first year she had built up a regular database of 100 clients.
“There is no invoicing involved in running a Time For You franchise in UK, as it is a business with clients paying in advance so there are never cash flow concerns”, says Carol.
Carol has decided the time has come to treat herself. “I am eager to go and explore the world, as well as move to a bigger house,” she beams.
Five years since becoming a Time For You franchise owner, Carol has no hesitation in saying it was one of the best things she has ever done.
“I absolutely love my business! Not only have my cleaners been with me for a long time, so have many of my 250 customers”, says Carol.