Leann is mom to two teens, and owns Unique 2 U Cleaning & More ,LLC , a cleaning business that services both homes and businesses. Her office is in Hillsboro, but her house cleaning service is available throughout the Portland area.
Along with her kids and husband, they have a dog , a cat and two chickens. Leann says she’ll need to purchase a farm if they continue to add animals!
When not running her business, she loves to go hiking , camping, and spending time with her family. You’ll often find them at the coast for a quick day trip!
Leann began her business by cleaning just one or two houses, but as she gained referral after referral she realized she needed to launch her own cleaning service. With her family’s encouragement and support, Unique 2 U Cleaning & More ,LLC was born. Her business recently celebrated its second birthday and she says that is one of her proudest moments.
She says her aunt is one of her biggest mentors. “She doesn’t know she’s my mentor, but I’ve seen her run other businesses and then start her own business and be successful with it.”
Leann’s passion for providing the best possible customer service coupled with her desire to help people is the cause of her biggest challenge. “My clients mean the world to me. They are the reason I went into business. It is very important to me to find the right people,” she explains. Prospective employees not only need to meet Leann’s standards, they also need to pass federal & state background checks.
She advises new business owners to research their business idea and find people in that field who are willing to share their experiences around owning a business. “Being a business owner is not the easiest job in the world, but if you are passionate about making it work then it is a rewarding feeling to know you are not only doing something for your family, but also able to help others take care of their own families.”
She loves the freedom working for herself gives her. “I have the freedom to take care of my kiddos and ensure I can go to every appointment my son has in order to give him the help he needs .
Leann’s best referrals are people who own vacation rentals, real estate brokers, property management companies, those who own a business, and private home owners.
She loves being a member of the MOB Alliance and creating wonderful new relationships with other businesses and discovering new mentors.
You can find Leann online at:
Haley is a MOB running two businesses in addition to being a wife, mom, and owner of two energetic dogs! Her first business, Registered Agent Services started in 2009 and her Wine with Haley, as a wine guide with Traveling Vineyard began in 2016.
Her favorite thing about owning her own businesses is the challenge. “I'm really independent and my paycheck relies solely on my work ethic. Working for myself keeps me on my toes and challenges me each and every day!”
Haley’s Registered Agent Services business grew from her work as an office manager for a nationwide construction company. “A central function of my role was to register the company as a foreign corporation, obtain the contractor’s license, secure registered agents, and manage the licenses and annual renewals for each state the company operated in. I became well-versed in all aspects of each state’s specific requirements and found great enjoyment in managing this detail-oriented project. I also realized there was a need for reliable and trustworthy registered agents,” she explains.
Haley’s business grew by word of mouth. “I started getting requests to help with business startups to consult with and/or file their business license applications during the recession. Slowly but surely requests for a Washington Registered Agent started trickling in.”
In addition to being a baseball fan, she also loves wine! Haley says her work with Traveling Vineyard as a wine guide allows her a little bit of “me” time and the ability to learn about wine and share her knowledge through in-home wine tasting events.
Although Haley doesn’t have a specific mentor, she says “I believe that I can learn something from everyone whether they are in business or not.”
She says her biggest accomplishment is being a mom. “Being a mom is the best! It's 24-7 but in the grand scheme of life is where it's at!”
One of her biggest struggles in her business is asking for help when she needs it. “I’m aware of this and have been working really hard not the take on the entire world by myself,” she says.
It isn’t surprising then that her advice to new business owners is to ask for help! “You aren't going to be an expert in every aspect of your business, so don't be afraid to seek out those can fill in the gaps for you.”
Haley’s ideal referral is anyone with an out-of-state business looking to conduct business in the state of Washington and anyone that loves going to wineries and going wine tasting
She is excited to be a member of MOB because she says “The MOB gets it.”
She shares an image many MOBs can identify with: “We have kiddos so more days than not I'm working at my desk with one hand in a pair of leggings looking like a hot mess with a sloppy bun and taking care of the little with my other hand.”
You can find Haley online at:
Registered Agent Services - www.registeredagentservices.website
Registered Agent Services - https://www.facebook.com/RegisteredAgentServices/
Wine With Haley - myttv.com/winewithhaley
Wine With Haley - https://www.facebook.com/groups/winewithhaley/
Wine With Haley- https://www.facebook.com/WineWithHaley/