Leeds Grenville
Economic Development eNews | April 11, 2017
Business Profile
Miracle Maids experiencing amazing growth,
celebrating three years of success
TINCAP - Get ready to see more bright, lime-green mini cars and a pontoon boat as this area's residential cleaning service is growing - again - and expanding its coverage area.

Miracle Maids owner Tabitha Flood came up with the idea for her company and did her research in what she considered an under-serviced area. Now the company has surpassed its own 5-year growth projections in just 3 years.   

"We're just growing and growing," says Tabitha.  "I'm very proud of the success of Miracle Maids and know it wouldn't be possible without my competent staff."  Her team has increased to 6 full-time and 5 part-time positions since opening in 2014 and more staff will be added this year. 

As well as providing regular cleaning such as weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, Miracle Maids also performs a variety of specialty services and one-time, all-inclusive cleaning for new home purchases, rental properties, renovations and spring cleaning. Free estimates help provide a tailor-made checklist for your individual cleaning needs. The service is licensed, bonded and insured with a quality guarantee. 

Tabitha's coverage area includes Athens, Toledo and Charleston Lake to the north, Elizabethtown-Kitley and Brockville centrally, Cardinal to the east and Mallorytown to the west. This season Miracles Maids will be adding services to St. Lawrence River islands in the Rockport and Ivy Lea area.  The company motto is "Sometimes, we all need a little help."

Her marketing/branding has been so successful many people think Miracle Maids is a franchise operation but it's not. Tabitha's father, entrepreneur John Simpson, husband David and brother Jamie Simpson helped and encouraged her to go into business and she hasn't looked back. She had a solid business plan. Last year the company was nominated for the Elizabethtown-Kitley Business of the Year Award.

"We can help people stay in their homes longer," says Tabitha, noting many seniors use her services. Staff typically work in teams of two and bring all of the required cleaning products and equipment. There is an unscented "green and clean" line and environmentally-friendly products. 

Learn more about this growing enterprise on their  website and visit their Facebook page. For a free estimate call Tabitha at 613-345-0110 or send her an email.
T op feature photo: Tabitha Flood has branded her company very successfully. Their office is located on County Road 29 at Tincap.

Above photo: Team member Angie Tracey. Below photos: Tammy McCrady and Julie Hitsman (bottom).
Celebrating Business

Rideau Lakes Mayor Ron Holman, second from left, is shown with Innovation Award winner Tony Ferguson, left, of 2Low Inc., Business of the Year's Country Roads Community Health Centre Executive Director Marty Crapper, second from right, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Scott Blair, of Scott Blair Construction.

Rideau Lakes honours business, innovation and entrepreneurs

SOUTH ELMSLEY - Country Roads Community Health Centre (CRCHC) has earned the premiere Rideau Lakes Township Business of the Year Award.

CRCHC is one of the oldest and largest employers in the municipality and has earned provincial recognition twice in the past 4 years. The Health Centre has multiple sites and continues to offer new programs and extend its services to those who do not have a regular doctor. The award was presented at the Business Recognition Breakfast at the South Elmsley Municipal  Centre on April 7th and hosted by the Rideau Lakes Economic Development Committee.

Also honoured at the event with the Young Entrepreneur Award was Scott Blair, of Scott Blair Construction, and Business Innovation Award recipients Tony and John Ferguson, owners of 2Low Inc. Scott has earned provincial, national and international awards for carpentry and was 10th worldwide.The Ferguson brothers invented and brought to market a new product named 2 Low, which alters the drive of your vehicle to reduce stress while transporting heavy loads.

Business of the Year nominees included Bayview Yacht Harbour, Delta Country Market, Miller's Bay Farm and the Rideau Lakes Golf & Country Club. Larry Cochrane was a Business Innovation category nominee. Sara Foley, of Howling Designs, and Joel Weber, of Rideau Lakes Chiropractic, were nominees in the Young Entrepreneur category.. 
Workshops and Seminars

Get ready to showcase your business
Business owners it's time to register your companies for the upcoming Augusta Township ~ Edwardsburgh Cardinal ~ Prescott Business Showcase and Expo.

WHEN: Friday, June 9, 6-9 p.m., 
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Ingredion Centre, 4040 Dishaw Street, Cardinal
COST: $80 for a 8 X 8 space with table and chairs (inquire for larger size)

Organizers have made it easy to register with new payment options and online registration. For assistance please call 613-925-2812, ext. 6200. Learn more about this event on our Workshops and Seminars page.
Workshops and Seminars
Marketing and Advertising for Small Business

Featuring Jim Wright of jamesdavidwright.com, this session is for small business owners interested in making the best use of their marketing and advertising budgets. Topics will cover how to evaluate which media to use, grassroots marketing, testing and tracking.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Entrance B, Smiths Falls
COST: $15
Hiring to Firing - Basics of Employment Law

Featuring Brittany Hinds of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Irene Lis, VP of Human Resources Consulting with Stratford Managers Corporation. Learn about human rights legislation, employment standards, occupational health and safety rules and the laws that apply to Canadian employers.

WHEN: Tuesday May 2, 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Entrance B, Smiths Falls
COST: $15 (includes breakfast)
Conflict Management in the Workplace

Conflict in the workplace can impact employee morale, lower productivity and cost businesses money. This workshop gives a general overview of conflict management, including effective communication tools used in situations.

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 12 noon
WHERE: Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Entrance B, Smiths Falls.
COST: $15 (including breakfast)
Learn more about these sessions and how to register on our Workshops and Seminars page.
Workshops and Seminars