Originally from Egypt, Amina bounced around the country until her first daughter was born in 1984. That’s when she decided she needed to finish her degree for her daughter’s sake. So she went back to school, graduated, and started working for AMEX. Although she loved her new career, she always had the idea of owning her own business in the back of her mind.
Since she always loved keeping things organized and clean, her friends and family encouraged her to open a cleaning business for herself. Eventually, after 10 years with AMEX she decided it was time to take the leap. That’s when she began checking out cleaning franchises and eventually settled on OpenWorks because of our lower cost and supportive corporate team. In the end, she opened up her very own business in Glendale, Arizona just like she had always dreamed of doing.
In the past 15 years since opening her OpenWorks franchise, she has enjoyed running the business and watching it grow through hard work and dedication. She even got her family involved with the help of her husband and secretarial help from one of her two daughters. She credits her customer service experience with AMEX as a big help in growing her business. In fact, dealing with people is still one of her favorite parts of the job.
What would Amina tell prospective franchisees dreaming of owning their own business?
“You have to be business-minded, work hard, and have a positive attitude. But if you can be comfortable with that you can turn your business into anything and watch it become successful”
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