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Meet Amy Mikhaiel of Amy’s Angels Cleaning

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Mikhaiel.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
It all started in 2008, with no financial support, no resources, and speaking little to no English, I made the courageous move to the United States. With the recession in full effect and the economy being at an all-time low, my only opportunity came in the form of a full-time housekeeper.

Working with a very successful, wealthy, and business oriented family, they inspired me especially the head of the household Mr. Dean Metropoulos. He also migrated to the United States from Greece as a young man. Through this job, I witnessed first hand how successful and well-respected he became. Ultimately, it gave me hope to come to a realization that I too, can accomplish my own American Dream.

Shortly after that, I got the opportunity to work with more wealthy families in the Hollywood and Beverly Hills area. While I was mopping floors or washing dishes, I would always observe how they lived. It was an attempt to learn how they talk, negotiate deals, and run a business. Even though I was just there to clean their homes, deep down, I was mentally being mentored by the best.

Each home I cleaned motivated me to want to achieve the same lifestyle these families had. I wanted to be successful and be praised for my achievements, however, I was still just a housekeeper. I did not let that stop me, for in 2010, I came up with the plan to start my own cleaning company while still being a full-time housekeeper. It began with one recruitment; a woman who was interested in working so I offered her a job at another home and I would get commission from her earnings. My salary quickly doubled as I started getting more and more housekeepers to work with me.

In only two years, I got so busy that I had to incorporate. Thus, Amy’s Angels Cleaning Inc. was born. I established my very own business and it was a success. There are two current locations that offer services such as carpet cleaning, window washing, maid service, janitorial cleaning, commercial cleaning, and more. Through this business, I have helped create over 200 jobs in the past ten years and hope to keep that number growing. We have served over 5,000 properties all over the greater Los Angeles area and were voted Best Cleaning Service by Angie’s Lists in 2018. Our other accolades include the Best Cleaning Provider in Los Angeles by Thumbtack in 2015 and were the most requested cleaning company by Yelp in 2019.

I believe that anyone can achieve their own dream. All it takes is commitment, energy, and trusting the process. You need to keep striving for your goal until you have reached success!

Today I am committing time to expand my company. In addition, I became a business coach with the goal of helping female entrepreneurs start their own business by establishing self-confidence and breaking through their limitations. Using my life as an example of unlimited possibilities, I show up as a leader every day to inspire and advance others.

I personally define success by striving for bigger goals and getting comfortable stretching our capacity and growing as a company. I believe your dream has to astound you and make you wake up every morning, jumping out of your bed with excitement! Mostly, I believe in creating a momentum and dividing your big dream into smaller goals in order to take one small goal at the time. Achieving your goals and creating balance in your life is the key to success.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road has not been stable or painless. Being a single immigrant mother with no business background was very challenging. The challenging part was to create a balance between creating a sustainable income to pay my bills while taking risks by investing my savings into marketing my business. However, I was determined and made many sacrifices. In the initial stages of building my company, I often worked 14 to 16 hours daily, including several weekends. I wanted to give Amy’s Angels Cleaning a prodigious reputation.

Please tell us about Amy’s Angels Cleaning.
Amy’s Angel Cleaning is a commercial and residential cleaning company. We specialize in maintaining homes and offices with periodic cleaning services. We are known for our variety of service packages, including Housekeeping, Office cleaning, Janitorial services, Carpet/Upholstery cleaning, Yacht/Boat cleaning, Windows washing, and Power Washing.

I am so proud to say that our company was voted the Best Cleaning Service three years in row by Thumbtack, as well as the Best Cleaning Service Award in 2018 by Angie’s Lists. All of our cleaning technicians are background checked and trained to handle any kind of cleaning job. Our customer service sets us apart from any other cleaning company due to the fact we work seven days a week and are fluent in both English and Spanish.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I like the way things turned out I wouldn’t want to change anything, but if I had to start over, I would’ve looked into personal development earlier in my life so I can be a better wife, mom, and a business owner.

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