Business View Magazine - October 2018

260 261 AT A GLANCE MAIDPRO WHAT: A housecleaning franchise business WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts WEBSITE: HOUSECLEANING MADE SUCCESSFUL M aidPro is a Boston-based franchisor of residen- tial cleaning services with over 250 franchise locations throughout the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Mark Kushinsky in 1991, after a long and thorough search for the right business that would best fit within the lifestyle and entrepre- neurial criteria he had outlined for himself, plus a serendipitous visit after a night of partying. “Back when I was in my 20s, I was working in retail,” he recounts. “When you’re in retail, your schedule is at the whim of your manager; business is open seven days a week; there’s nights, weekends. And while I don’t mind working nights and weekends, I didn’t want to be forced to do it when it wasn’t ideal for my sched- ule. Also, I didn’t have a whole lot of money.When I thought through what businesses triangulated around schedule, not having a bunch of money, and a couple of other dynam-