Even the simplest services, products and ideas must first be created; then they can be pursued poorly, well or great. Something as simple as the service of cleaning a house has value, and if done the right way by the right people, that service can be great.
Kristen Hadeed shared something in common with most college students while she attended the University of Florida: She needed money to buy something her parents wouldn’t buy her. This sparked a need and a quest that Hadeed grew into her cleaning business Student Maid, which has now grown into much more than just cleaning.
Hadeed’s story starts out pretty similar to many other young entrepreneurs' stories; she wanted something, and she went out and got it. Hadeed wanted to be able to purchase a pair of jeans she desired, and she found a need in the community for cleaning services and jobs for academically inclined college students.
Hadeed’s company Student Maid regularly employs around 75 students with GPAs 3.5 or higher and employs many more during busy times of the year. She plans to continue growing her business to other college towns and has already created an application in collaboration with other local entrepreneurs for cleaning service scheduling.