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Unemployment leads to a carpet cleaning startup

April 13, 2010
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SALT LAKE CITY — After losing his construction job last fall, David Boone decided to open a carpet cleaning franchise with his wife, Heather, to pay the bills, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
According to the story, David had previously worked with Chem-Dry before getting into construction, so it seemed logical for the couple to align with the company.
For an $8,500 investment, the Boones purchased carpet cleaning chemicals and equipment, a van to transport everything around and were granted the rights from Chem-Dry to pursue cleaning jobs in Salt Lake County and Southern Davis County, the story stated.
Heather Boone said: "Starting it up all brand new was kind of scary, but they teach you how to get customers, how to present yourself, how to go to businesses, how to get the word out that you''re in business. We''re not nearly as busy as other franchises since we are brand new and trying to get our name out there. I wish we had done this years ago."
After starting out cleaning for friends and family, the proud franchisees of Cottonwood Chem-Dry landed larger accounts through word-of-mouth advertising and began servicing commercial accounts, the story noted.
Heather says she enjoys working with her husband and does not mind helping him with all of the physical work their business entails, the story added.
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