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E2 Visa – The Maids Franchise

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If you are looking for a fast-paced, fun and exciting E2 visa investment opportunity, The Maids franchise might be right for you. Not only is this a proven, scaleable business, it is one that lends itself to future expansion; the majority of The Maids franchise owners own more than one franchise unit. Its popularity with franchise owners is a direct product of the extensive benefits that The Maids provides to its franchises.

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With a 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System and extensive training to guide your employees, this is a great opportunity for an owner to take a hands-off approach to business after an E2 investment.

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Our goal here is to just do some initial research and present you with as many facts as we can to give you ideas as to the variety of opportunities that are out there for E2 visa investors. If you are interested in going for a The Maids franchise, let us know and we can get you connected with some amazing contacts.

Ok – let’s get into some details about The Maids franchise.

About The Maids

The Maids was founded in 1979 to bring commercial cleaning services to the residential arena. It is built on a system of well-organized, fast and efficient cleaning teams that arrive at client’s homes in stylish yellow cars to dust, vacuum and clean kitchens and bathrooms using the company’s detailed 22-step cleaning system.

Top 500 ThumbnailThe Maids is presently seeking new franchise owners throughout the United States, and allows for absentee ownership, which means that after getting the business started and hiring the right employees, you can take a hands-off approach. Many owners report being surprised at how much the business runs itself.

This is the top residential cleaning franchise opportunity on the 2015 Franchise 500 Rankings.

Investing in a The Maids Franchise – An E2 Visa Opportunity

A The Maids franchise requires about 20 employees to run, significantly more than the minimum US Immigration requires for an E2 visa.

Furthermore, The Maids has a proven successful business model that provides a great return on the investment for driven owners. Since you are seeking to immigrate to the United States, and considering making an E2 visa investment, you are probably a driven and successful individual. This is a great opportunity for someone like you to secure your immigration future in the United States, while possibly making a significant business income.

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Investment Requirements

A typical The Maids franchise will require an upfront investment of $98,645 – $126,045.

Net Worth Requirements

Net worth is basically the value of your assets minus the amount of your debts. Showing a healthy net worth is one of the best ways for a franchise owner to prove that they are not at risk of failing in the business. This is important to franchisors who want to guarantee that the future success of their brand.

Therefore, The Maids requires that you maintain a net worth of $250,000 in the franchise.

Liquidity Requirements

Liquidity is important because it shows the franchisor that you will have cash on hand in case of an emergency.

For a The Maids franchise, you are required to have $60,000 cash on hand.

Note: While a line of credit may be sufficient to meet this requirement, as a new arrival to the US under an E2 visa you may not have immediate access to lines of credit. Make sure you consider this in your overall investment budget. 

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There are 10 days of required training at The Maids’ headquarters, 5 days of additional training at your franchise locations, and 7-10 weeks of additional phone consultation training.


Along with extensive training and a distinct and respected brand image, you will be given extensive marketing support through co-op advertising, ad slicks, a national and regional media presence, intranet support, PR support, customized collateral pieces, proprietary software and a business coach. Additionally, The Maids will provide you with a newsletter, meetings, a toll-free phone line, internet, security/safety procedures, field operations/evaluations and the opportunity to purchase cooperatives.

One of the best benefits of this business is how you can build it to run itself by finding and training the right employees.

Franchise Fee / Royalty

All franchise owners have to pay a small royalty or commission on the business they generate using the franchise name and business model. In many cases, but not all, you will be required to pay:

  1. An initial Franchise Fee to become a franchise owner,
  2. A royalty based on a percentage of the monthly gross of the business; and,
  3. A franchise fee for any advertising and corporate promotions.

The Maids requires a small franchise fee of $12,500.

The Maids will charge you an ongoing royalty of 6.9-3.9% of your revenues.

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Finding Your Location

As you E2 visa immigration lawyers, we would be delighted to work with you and get you connected with the best person within The Maids to help you secure your location. Give us a call and we will get the ball rolling for you.

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Free Consultation

We offer free initial consultations to anyone looking for an E2 visa and a matching business. Our goal is to provide all of our clients with the very best advice and support possible, so do not hesitate to call for your free consultation.


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US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
401 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor,
Santa Monica,
California 90401
Tel: 310 496 4292

Everyday the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram provides a comprehensive range of US Immigration expertise. We also provide a free consultation for our prospective clients.

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