Eventually she was laid off. She searched for work but found nothing, and with unemployment running out, made her declaration to a friend. A few months later, this faithful friend heard of someone looking for a housekeeper and a business was born.
"I never ever saw myself as a business owner," says Amy. It took her over a year to establish a steady list of clients. But now she has enough work to require another person to clean.
Amy loves the flexibility of creating her own schedule which allows her to be available for her kids. And it gives her a chance to do activities she loves, like showing horses. Amy adds, "I love the relationship with my clients. Many are friends and acquaintances. One I've known since third grade. Another for ten years," though most of her clients are from referrals. One fun part of running your own business is bartering. "Administration is my least favorite part so I barter with a bookkeeper," Amy says and adds with a smile, "and my hairdresser!"
You can hire Amy's Housecleaning on the business's Facebook page.
Snellville Somebodies is a regular feature designed to introduce you to every person in Snellville, because around here, everybody's somebody.